How to Build a French Drain
How to create a French drain in a few short steps.
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Step 7: Insert Drain Pipe
Place drain pipe atop fabric lining, then add gravel, covering pipe completely. Leave approximately 5” between top of gravel and surface of ground.
Step 8: Fold Over Excess Fabric Lining
Fold excess fabric over gravel, creating an overlap. This will help protect the lined drain pipe.
Step 9: Fill and Cover Trench
Use shovel to fill trench with sand and topsoil. Cover sand and topsoil with turf. Add a bed of stones around open end of drain pipe.
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