Linear French Drains

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by mc1169, Apr 13, 2005.


What should I use to protect my grass?

Poll closed Apr 21, 2005.
  1. 3/4" Plywood

    1 vote(s)
  2. Thin Plywood

    2 vote(s)
  3. Nothing! It will naturally recover itself

    0 vote(s)
  1. mc1169

    mc1169 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Folks, I'm going to be installing a linear french drain system as described in this article:

    Hopefully this will work and will fix my basement water issue. Now the question for you guys: I'll be digging up my lawn using a ditch witch and will be going back and forth over it many times with a wheel barrow with the stone--is there anything I can put down to minimize the impact on my lawn? Perhaps some kind of thin plywood?


  2. mc1169

    mc1169 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Common' guys...just a simple answer will do...

  3. scout_pete

    scout_pete LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    You are going to need to re-seed unless you can complete the work within a couple of days. Been there....
  4. CWG

    CWG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 75

    Rent some 1" thick plywood. We'd always drop minium 3/4" all over, it recovers so much quicker. Less repair.
  5. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    just make sure that you make a different trail each day, so you don't stress the grass in one area too much. if you can't change the path, just keep one area and re-seed afterwards.
  6. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    make you use one inch ply wood too. the 3/4 will break if there's a dip in you lawn and you take the ditch witch over it.

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