french drain protection/finishing

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Johntravolta, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Johntravolta

    Johntravolta LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Hello, im new here and looking for some knowledgeable advice on how to properly finish or cover and protect a drain project in my yard. right now its just covered up with scrap wood. We do have dogs that i wouldent want falling in like some kind of giant carnivores plant trap. All input and advice is much appreciated, thanks.


  2. 4D Exteriorscapes

    4D Exteriorscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    I have never left a french drain open in any way. Usually wrap the hole with landscape fabric, fill it with clear stone, wrap the top with landscape fabric, and then soil and seed over the top.
  3. Johntravolta

    Johntravolta LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    my new plan is to put a steel grate over the top and recover the sides with dirt and put big rocks ontop of the grate. I dont see any future problems with that.

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