French drains channel water away from a house or through a garden or bed.
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Ahmed Hassan: If drainage is an issue at your home then a French screen system might just be the solution.
A French drain system might just be the solution. A French drain is an underground system that uses perforated pipes, set and gravel to collect water below the ground surface and channel it away from your home.
First, I want to lay out my landscape fabric will keep roots and dirt out so my drain system will stay clean. What I'm using here is just a regular 3-inch drainpipe that has perforations here the holes on this side. Now when you put in this pipe in the ground, the holes actually go on the two bottom sides. And the reason is the holes are less likely to clog that way. The next piece I need to connect here is going to be a 45.
This elbow allows me to angle a pipe extension above the ground so later I can flush the drain out. This drainpipe sock is designed to keep silt to from entering the drain holes.
Drop the pipe into the trench; add gravel, fold the fabric close and cover with culture grass and you got the benefits of a French drain.
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