Thread: French Drain
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:59 AM
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French drains are designed to move standing water. When you disturb the soil by digging the trench that is what allows the water to get down to the pipe. The disturbed soil will allow the water to move through it. You also need to use washed stone in the trench as the fines from regular gravel can block the pipes. No filter clothe is needed around the pipe. You should top the gravel will with something to keep the soil from washing down into the gravel.
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