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How to Install a French Drain

Last updated 6 years ago

Are you having drainage problems in your yard? If water is pooling in your lawn or landscaping, then installing a French drain may help carry the excess away—a feature that is especially important during rainfall or when there is runoff from a neighbor’s sprinkler system. French drain installation is fairly easy and can be done in a matter of days.

This short video provides a step-by-step explanation of how French drain installation works. You’ll learn about the materials you’ll need, pre-excavation considerations, and how to properly grade your drain.

For all the materials you’ll need to create your French drain, come to Schroeder Materials—we carry an excellent selection of landscaping supplies. Visit us online or call (708) 448-1144 for more information.


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