Fed up with the mud?
use the tools and materials on this page and you really can
Do It Yourself
All the equipment, products, materials, D.I.Y guide and tools to install garden and lawn drainage.
Sump pumps, Drainage Gravel, Grit Sand, Trenching tools, Discharge hose, Heavy duty digging tools and Pre fabricated soakaway baskets.
Drawing on years of experience this easy to follow guide shows how to Install French drains.
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Sump pump under £200.00
Draper 69690 320-litres-per-minute (maximum) 230-volt 1,000-watt
A submersible dirty water pump with float switch.
Designed for heavy-duty applications such as, pumping out sump pits over a long distance.
Draper 61621 Submersible Dirty Water Pump with Float Switch
Digging drainage trenches is a lot easier if you use the correct tools.
These are the tools you will need to dig drainage trenches.
Strong rake, Drain spade, Trenching shovel, Digging Hoe.
Heavy duty Rake 1500 mm
Over the years I have broken more ordinary garden rakes raking clay than I care to remember. I have used this Heavy duty all steel rake for years and it is still being used by my team.
Forged Trench Shovel, 970 mm
Heavy duty forged steel head
For digging and bottoming trenches
Forged Drain Spade, 1150 mm
Heavy duty forged steel head with extended shoulders for safer foot-grip
For digging drain and pipe channels, trenches and fence post holes
Materials you will need for DIY garden drainage.
20mm flint gravel and geotextile fabric.
Woven Polyproylene fabric with 40 securing pegs usefull for holding the fabric in place when shoveling in the gravel. Lets rainwater through and is essencial in keeping the soil out of the gravel.
20mm Gravel/Shingle (Bulk Bag) with free delivery in UK
This is the type and size of gravel you will need to fill the drainage channels.
As an alternative to using gravel consider the prefabricated crates below.