The NDS, Houston Landscape and Fairfax County, Virginia, websites all offer diagrams displaying the components you need to install a French drain. The websites also offer step-by-step instructions explaining how to insta... More »

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A French drain system is a trench laid with gravel designed to reroute water away from homes, gardens or other areas susceptible to moisture damage. Typically a 1 percent grade is optimal, the trench depth increasing by ... More »

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French drain systems are a collection of patented basement waterproofing products which are used together to hinder ground and surface water from penetrating and damaging a building's foundation. This keeps the basement ... More »

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Exterior French drains cost approximately $10 to $30 per linear foot, based on the depth and width of the drain, according to Cost Helper. A 50 foot drain may cost anywhere from $500 to $1500. Other factors affecting pri... More »

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Faucet diagrams are available online at PlumbingWarehouse.com. This website offers an extensive list of faucet diagrams and schematics that include single and two-handed kitchen faucets, laundry and bathroom faucets and ... More »

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Installing a French drain requires digging a sloped ditch, lining it with landscaping fabric, adding gravel, laying perforated pipe, adding more gravel up to grade to increase the drainage and covering the trench. The pr... More »

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A French drain is a sloping trench that is filled with gravel or rock. The drain often contains a perforated pipe wrapped in filter fabric that is used to carry surface and ground water away from a structure. The gravity... More »

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