Guide to installing garden drainage French drains.

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Step by step diy guide to install a French drain garden drainage system.

Garden and lawn drainage D.I.Y. guide

  • Installing a French drain system
  • Marking out and digging trenches
  • Finding lowest spot for positioning Soak away
  • Materials and Quantities (how much gravel)
  • Telephone back-up 
  • Simple easy to follow steps



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  • How to calculate amount of gravel needed for French drains installation,
  • How deep to dig the trenches,
  • Finding the lowest part of a garden slope,
  • Pattern for laying out drainage trenches,
  • Positioning the soakaway. 
This is an easy to follow basic guide to help install a french gravel drain.
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  • The telephone back-up is for a maximum of 5 minutes in total.

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The drainage D.I.Y. guide is best read together with information I have written on these pages;