French Drain Installation

French Drain Trench running to curb outlet

Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair – 405 203 9419

French Drain Installation—   French Drains are designed to do a lot of things.  If you have an area that has unwanted water standing in it or running across it, a French Drain can be the answer.  A French Drain is a trench that runs across the Drainage Problem Area.  A French Drain Pipe is placed in the bottom of the trench.  The French Drain Pipe is perforated with thousands of small holes.  In most cases the Drain Pipe has a nylon soc around the pipe to act as a filter for the French Drain.  The French Drain trench is then filled with some type of small rock or stone.  We typically use crushed 1 inch Lime Stone to cover the French Drain Pipe.  The dirt that was dug out of the trench is taken away or spread out around the French Drain.  The Lime Stone replaces the dirt and fills the French Drain Trench all the way to the surface. Decorative Stones may be placed on top of the drain or grass may be allowed to grow over it over time.  Just don’t put dirt back on top of the drain.

 

drain trench

French Drain running to a curb outlet at the street

 

river Rock French Drain

French Drain with River Rock

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  36. […] Drain that is connected to a second Surface Drain which runs to a Pop-up Emitter which lets water drain over the curb and into the […]

  37. […] Drain that is connected to a second Surface Drain which runs to a Pop-up Emitter which lets water drain over the curb and into the […]

  38. […] different types of Drains can be hooked together by one Drain Pipe.  The Drain Pipe then running to an Exit Point makes up a […]

  39. […] different types of Drains can be hooked together by one Drain Pipe.  The Drain Pipe then running to an Exit Point makes up a […]

  40. […] different types of Drains can be hooked together by one Drain Pipe.  The Drain Pipe then running to an Exit Point makes up a […]

  41. […] we installed a French Drain inside the court yard of a rest home in Norman.  We had several interesting challenges to overcome […]

  42. […] we installed a French Drain inside the court yard of a rest home in Norman.  We had several interesting challenges to overcome […]

  43. […] us with the necessary expertise to provide solutions for a wide variety of Drainage Problems.  Storm Water Run-Off causes damage to Foundations, Sidewalks, Driveways,  Trees, Plants and Grass.  A  Drainage System […]

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  45. […] large grassy area.  It can also protect areas from flooding to a certain degree.  As long as the French Drains capacity to move water is not exceeded.  If the French Drains capacity is exceeded then water […]

  46. […] large grassy area.  It can also protect areas from flooding to a certain degree.  As long as the French Drains capacity to move water is not exceeded.  If the French Drains capacity is exceeded then water […]

  47. […] Drain that is connected to a second Surface Drain which runs to a Pop-up Emitter which lets water drain over the curb and into the […]

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  51. […] different types of Drains can be hooked together by one Drain Pipe.  The Drain Pipe then running to an Exit Point makes up a […]

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  64. […] Drain that is connected to a second Surface Drain which runs to a Pop-up Emitter which lets water drain over the curb and into the […]

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