What is a French Drain

Dallas Landscaping Serviceowner Maria Bargellini, President of Dallas Curb Appeal, describes the French Drain. What is a French Drain? French Drain Schematic The French drain is not from France. In fact it was popularized by Henry French (1813-1885), a lawyer and assistant US Treasury Secretary of Concord, Massachusetts, in his book Farm Drainage. A French Drain …

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French Drains Dallas

Dallas Landscaper Maria Bargellini, President of Dallas Curb Appeal, helps describe when you need a French Drain How do you know when you need a French drain? There’s a difference between having a drainage problem and too much water overwhelming your landscape. In North Texas we have heavy clay soil. Once the clay soil is saturated …

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Drainage Solutions: Gutters

Drainage Solutions:  Gutters Gutters or the lack there of can wreak havoc on your home. The purpose of gutters is to collect the water landing on your roof and redirect it away from your property. Houses without gutters are more likely to have not only drainage problems but also issues with the foundation,  mud and grass …

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Drainage If you’re like most people, you’ve seen the unsightly puddles around the yard and never gave it too much thought. You say to yourself, “I’ll deal with later”, or “it doesn’t rain that much here”. Then the ground dries, the soil cracks and you start to notice the cracks in the wall from the …

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