So far we have been talking about French drains, largely as to why you need them on your site or possibly your lovely home. The idea remains basically simple and easy-rolling. Now a bigger question would be how you can get a French drain working properly in your home having known the tasty advantages.
Let us look at it. The idea is simplicity itself. A French drain is getting up a trench on site. The installation traverses from a moist region to another, which is relatively dryer. Now it extends more than just digging a trench practically especially as you to have to put in soil erosion into consideration. For this, you will sophisticate the trench with a perforated pipe to carry the water. Most persons have a knack for using perforated PVC pipes.
Moving into the deeper details of the French drain. The width of your French drain can be somewhere around 2 inches. Although this is not the definitive width, the narrowness or width of your French drain is variable and flexibly depends on the amount of water you want to dispose of the building in particular.
The idea is that the water has to flow, remember? We talked about water taking the path of minimum resistance. For this, the water has to flow downwards making the preferred construction of the drain slanting. A slope of one degree is cool enough. Essentially, the drain could go down for one inch in every 100 inches.
So how do you plan a French drain?
Getting a French drain functional would require a bit of planning and strategizing before you kick off. One of such planning involves factoring out where is suitable for the path of the drain. The central point is to get the drain running from a higher spot to a lower one. It gets important that this path doesn’t disrupt your building. You have to consider stuff like proximity to critical family infrastructures like the fire pit, or even other trivial factors like if the drain would be running through your ward’s playground.
After you have come to the decision of the route your drain would be taking, it is now up to you to make sure that the drain is inclined at the standard one percent slant. How do you realize this one percent slant fundamentally? You can get a survey or do it yourself by driving wooden stakes into the ground, say two; and making the slope with a line level. Next is the real task which is digging, a real lot of digging. You can get a small trencher to get the digging done for you to save you the back pains. Also, you must look out for the disposal destination of the French drain; that is where it is disposing water to. It makes no sense if you are disposing water from your yard to a neighbor’s property rudely.
If you think the listed Do It Yourself procedures are kind of enormous and a mouthful of demanding responsibility, you can simply call us and we would promptly respond to give you that dazzling French drain which perfectly gets the job done.