|Yard Drains – Gravel Drains – French Drains
How and why this sytem works!
Its the best way to remove water from your yard.
|Low spots in the yard that tend to hold water are problem areas that need a GRAVEL PERFORATED SYSTEM. The Gravel allows water to leach into the pipe from surrounding areas. The more Pipe and Gravel installed the more water that will percolate into the system.A good Gravel / Perforated Pipe Systems looks like this:
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Looking at the drawing, you can see that water will flow thru the gravel and fill the pipe thru the drain holes. Water will move to the lowest point in the yard. If we place the gravel a little lower than the area that holds water, the water will drain to the system and flow away.
Adding a Catch Basin allows surface water to immediately run off and into the system to be carried away by the pipe. The Catch Basin also allows dirt and debris to settle in the bottom of the basin helping to keep the pipe free of buildup and blockage.
How deep do we dig?
Cost are higher because there is much work to complete.