Moore Oklahoma was the location of our most recent French Drain Installation.  Our customer had a problem that is very common.  Every time it rained, she had a large pond in her back yard.  Water stood there so long that her normally nice Bermuda Grass died out because it was under water so long.  Her house was in a new sub division and her house was one of the first houses to be built.  When she moved in she had no neighbors and no Drainage Issues.  As new houses were built behind her and on both sides, the standing water in her back yard started to be a problem and progressively became worse.

Problem Drainage Area

This is a good spot for a French Drain

This happens in almost every new housing development.  As new houses come in and are being built, the pad that the houses are built on becomes higher and higher.  Each new builder brings in more and more dirt so all the water runs downhill on to the neighbors that have existing houses.  The oldest homes in most neighborhoods have the worst drainage problems.  The newer homes are higher.

To solve our customer’s drainage problem, we installed a 4 inch ADS French Drain with a trench liner and a Soc Filter around the Drain Pipe.  To dig the trench for the French Drain, we had to start digging by hand in 6 inch deep standing water.  As the digging progressed toward the exit point at the street, the water started to drain in the trench before we even had the drain pipe or the gravel installed.  As we dug the mud was put into a wheel barrow and taken to a waiting dump trailer.  Each shovel of mud had to be hauled away immediately to prevent it becoming a huge muddy mess.

Next we installed the trench liner in the trench and then placed the ADS French Drain Pipe in on top of it.  The only thing left was to bring in 67grade crushed limestone to fill the French Drain Trench.

French Drain trench

Trench for a 6 inch Drain Pipe

The Standing Water flowed away immediately and the surrounding ground began to dry out.  Drainage Problem solved.

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