French Drain Installation, Norman, Oklahoma City, Edmond, Yukon, Lawton /

Posted: December 3, 2019 in Drainage System Repair, french drain, French Drain Contractor, French Drain Repair
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French Drain Installation Norman, Oklahoma City, and all of Central and Western Oklahoma
Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair – 405 203 9419

We solve all types of Drainage Problems.  If water goes in a place where you don’t want it, Give us a call!

This area could use a FRENCH DRAIN!

Our Drainage Systems utilize French Drains, Surface Drains, Channel Drains, and Sump Pumps.   With over 25 years of experience we provide top quality French Drains, Drainage Systems, and Sprinkler Repair.

Trench For a French Drain

A Drainage System has 3 basic parts.  They are the:  1.  Intake Point,  2.  Transition Stage,  3.  The Exit Point

 

The, ” Intake’ part of a Drainage System is usually located in the ,”Problem Drainage Area” at it lowest point.  This is where water is taken into the Drainage System through some type of Drain or Gutter.  A French Drain or a Surface Drain are the two most common intake Drains.  A French Drain is a trench that runs through the Problem Drainage Area.  The French Drain Trench usually runs one or two feet deep but can be deeper or more shallow depending on the need.  In most cases a trench liner is placed in the trench.  This is necessary to maintain the integrity of the French Drain Trench.  A perforated French Drain Pipe is placed on top of  the liner and runs to the, “Transitions Stage.”

Installing Gravel on top of a 6 inch French Drain

Installing Gravel on top of a 6 inch French Drain

A Surface Drain is also used as an Intake point.  A Surface Drain is a basin with a square or round grate on top.  The Drain Pipe that is connected to the Surface Drain or French Drain begins the Transition stage.  Simply put, for water to get into a Drainage System, it must pass through either a French Drain or a Surface Drain.

A French Drain is designed to handle large amounts of water over a large area.  A Surface Drain is designed to handle smaller amounts or water that is more centralized in a smaller area.

A French Drain takes in Surface Water and Sub-Surface Water(water flowing underground).  A Surface Drain can only take in Surface Water on top of the ground.

The Transition Stage is where water travels out of the French Drain or Surface Drain and into a Solid Drain Pipe.  The Solid Drain Pipe takes the water to an Exit point or another Problem Drainage Area.  Several French Drains or Surface Drains can be connected in any combination.  This is determined by the needs of the next Problem Drainage Area that is farther down the hill.  The limiting factor is the size of the Drain Pipe between Drains.  The greater the number of Drains that are connected together, the larger the Solid Drain Pipe must be between them.  Surface Drains induct small amounts of water into the Drainage System.  If you have a large 6 inch Drain Pipe, many Surface Drains can be connected together on their way to the exit point.  French Drains Take In larger amounts of water faster.  As a result, only a Few French Drains can be connected together on their way to the exit point.  French Drains and Surface Drains can also be connected together by one Drain Pipe.

 

Installing Cement around Curb Fitting for French Drain

 

The Exit Point is the location where the water leaves the French Drain or Drainage System.

Comments
  1. […] A French Drain will move large amounts of water from the Drainage Problem Area to the Exit point. […]

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  3. […] Drain also can’t cover or protect a broad enough area. Surface Drains should be designed in a Drainage System to be located in smaller Drainage Areas moving moderate amounts of water.  Surface Drains look […]

  4. […] area that is relatively small.  This can occur in yards, flowerbeds, sidewalks and driveways.  A Surface Drain is designed to move Surface Water away from a problem area to a predetermined exit point.  Surface […]

  5. […] area that is relatively small.  This can occur in yards, flowerbeds, sidewalks and driveways.  A Surface Drain is designed to move Surface Water away from a problem area to a predetermined exit point.  Surface […]

  6. […] of their home every time it rained.  We installed a Channel Drain in the Sidewalk to solve the Drainage Problem as shown in the Picture […]

  7. […]  Water can flow laterally into a perforated French Drain Pipe.  It is then diverted away from the Problem Drainage Area to an Exit […]

  8. […]  Water can flow laterally into a perforated French Drain Pipe.  It is then diverted away from the Problem Drainage Area to an Exit […]

  9. […] French Drains are hidden under rock walk ways.from sidewalks and driveways,  Trench Drains, and French Drains to keep standing water out of flowerbeds and yards, and Sump Pumps to remove water from basements […]

  10. […] dictate whether grass grows over the lime stone.  Grass can grow up and through the gravel in the French Drain over time eventually covering the gravel.  This is Ok.  It won’t have a measurable effect on […]

  11. […] Surface Drains are designed to move surface water only on a smaller scale in confined areas. […]

  12. […] Surface Drains are designed to move surface water only on a smaller scale in confined areas. […]

  13. […] Surface Drain may come in many different shapes or sizes.  It is a Drain Basin with a Drain Grate on top and a […]

  14. […] of drain to install in the problem area.  If it is a small area with one water source, Usually a Surface Drain is best.  If the water problem area is large with one or several water sources, a French Drain is […]

  15. […] of drain to install in the problem area.  If it is a small area with one water source, Usually a Surface Drain is best.  If the water problem area is large with one or several water sources, a French Drain is […]

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  17. […] and Sprinkler Repair is installing a French Drain inside a Nursing home in Norman Oklahoma.  The French Drain actually was in an interior court yard.  All the dirt removal for 200 foot 4 inch French Drain had […]

  18. […] of drain to install in the problem area.  If it is a small area with one water source, Usually a Surface Drain is best.  If the water problem area is large with one or several water sources, a French Drain is […]

  19. […] of drain to install in the problem area.  If it is a small area with one water source, Usually a Surface Drain is best.  If the water problem area is large with one or several water sources, a French Drain is […]

  20. […] Surface Drains are designed to move surface water only on a smaller scale in confined areas. […]

  21. […] Surface Drains are designed to move surface water only on a smaller scale in confined areas. […]

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