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Old 08-26-2010, 04:36 PM
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Looks good! But I do have a prejudice against those NDS pop-up drainage emitters. IMO a french drain system should always be ran into a gravel pit like a drywell or a cesspool. Ideally it should be ran to the street where it can drain into the gutter. That is not always possible due to existing hard scapes.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:25 PM
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Looks good! But I do have a prejudice against those NDS pop-up drainage emitters. IMO a french drain system should always be ran into a gravel pit like a drywell or a cesspool. Ideally it should be ran to the street where it can drain into the gutter. That is not always possible due to existing hard scapes.
Ya, in this case there is no way that I could have gotten to the street. The area all runs down hill and the top of my wall drainage would have been somewhere around 20 inches below the curb.

There is some crazy drainage in the neighborhood. There is no sump pumps in the houses in the area (which is unheard of around here), and there is drain tiles running in between each house.

I did add extra holes in the end of the pipes of the pop-ups and put 6 inches of rock underneath them.

I seriously doubt that the wall drainage will ever pop up the drain, but the other one for the downspout is a gusher. It is all the water on that side of the house. It would take at least a 50 gallon barrel sized pit to hold all the water that comes out there.

I do know what you mean though, I personally don't care for them either, but they do come in handy in situations like this.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:50 PM
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a lot bigger then 50 gallons my friend
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:04 PM
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Oh, I'm sure. Just trying to paint a picture.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:26 PM
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You do awesome jobs with your hardscapes. We are trying to do more hardscaping ourselves. We really like you work. Keep it up.
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:42 AM
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You do awesome jobs with your hardscapes. We are trying to do more hardscaping ourselves. We really like you work. Keep it up.
Thanks, it's a lot of hard work. Walls tick me off because it seems like they take forever to do right. Everything else is usually fairly easy.

I should have the job all but finished tonight. I need to do 45 feet of brick edging for the path, and lay the rest of the flag and river rock. I need to go do some maintenance on a couple of accounts this morning to stay caught up on those, so I'm not sure if my supplier will still be open to get the rock I need to finish tonight, so I'm guessing tomorrow I will be finishing it up.

I'm getting excited about the plantings. Even though it won't be until next spring, I'm starting to get a visual on the final product and I can see where things will and can fit.

The place definitively needs some plantings and color to break up all the rock and the wall.
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:34 PM
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as always, i love your work, and is exactly how i would want it done if to hire, do or have my workers do a project like that. i dont get enough into it as i am mainly on the turf side of things besides landscape maint.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:39 PM
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as always, i love your work, and is exactly how i would want it done if to hire, do or have my workers do a project like that. i dont get enough into it as i am mainly on the turf side of things besides landscape maint.
Thanks Grassman.

Close to done, should be done tomorrow by noon.

I got the brick edging in, but the curve is bugging me. It seems a little off. If I leave it, I'm hoping that the rock and path will draw your eye from the curve.

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Old 08-27-2010, 10:41 PM
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As again white gardens really nice..hey thats my wheelbarrow lol..for a while looked at it..im like it looks very similar to mine i think we have the same one 90% sure lol.
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