French Drain in the mud, Channel Drain Set in the Driveway, Drain Photos

Posted: June 27, 2020 in Channel Drain Install, DIY Drain Installation, DIY French Drain, french drain
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This week we installed a 6 Inch French Drain in Oklahoma City.  Water was running down the hill, under the back fence, into the back yard, across the sidewalk, and into the side door going into the garage.  After every heavy rain, water was getting into the garage.  We installed a 6 Inch French Drain across the back yard to divert the water.  We also connected the Gutter Down Spouts Directly into the French Drain.  Once the French Drain was down hill from the house, we changed from French Drain Pipe to solid 6 inch ADS Drain Pipe and continued across the front yard to the street.  Once at the curb, we cut the curb with a concrete saw and installed a Curb Outlet for the French Drain.  Problem solved!

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Installing French Drain in standing water

Something to think about — Most people see and deal with what is obvious when it comes to Drainage Problems.  Surface Water is “Obvious”!  People see it washing over the surface into the area that collects the water.  Simple enough.

A good place for a French Drain

Water Standing in your yard can be tricky.

Designing a Drainage System to intercept the Surface Water is the first step, but many times is not the only step.  Often Sub-Surface Water( Water Running Under Ground ) is not accounted for by people with less experience in designing Drainage Systems.  They install A Drainage System that uses Surface Drains to Intercept the running surface water.  Sometimes that works if that is the only water source to the Problem Drainage Area.

Surface Drains drain surface water away only.  Sub Surface water runs right around them and into the same Problem Drainage Area.  There may be less water there than there was before but the problem still remains.

A French Drain is the solution when water is running into a problem area over the surface and under ground.  A French Drain solves both problems and the area will be dry.

 

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Water standing on Driveway, a channel drain is needed.

cutting concrete for channel drain

Cutting Driveway for Channel Drain

cutting the driveway for a channel drain

Breaking out the cut concrete

Setting in the channel drain

Setting in the Channel Drain in the cut.

Installing concrete channel drain

Completed Channel Drain

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  1. […] French Drain in the mud, Channel Drain Set in the Driveway, Drain Photos June 27, 2020This week we installed a 6 Inch French Drain in Oklahoma City.  Water was running down the hill, under the back fence, into the back yard, across the sidewalk, and into the side door going into the garage.  After every heavy rain, water was getting into the garage.  We installed a 6 Inch French Drain […] blanecallen […]

  2. […] a Drainage System with Surface Drains or Gutter Down-Spouts connected to it. The main downfall of a French Drain is, that they, for the most part aren’t very pretty.  They don’t look very nice in a […]

  3. […] a Drainage System with Surface Drains or Gutter Down-Spouts connected to it. The main downfall of a French Drain is, that they, for the most part aren’t very pretty.  They don’t look very nice in a […]

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