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Subbing for Jay J.

Posted by Henry in MI on March 5th, 2000 09:23 AM
In reply to french drain by sean quinn on March 4th, 2000 05:48 PM [Go to top of thread]

This is really Jay J's area of expertise but he is off for a long weekend so I will try to cover for him.

Sean, get a copy of the current The Family Handyman magazine. The major booksellers and some home centers have it. There is a nice article on dealing with water run-off. But to try to answer your specific question, you surround your french drain with the long lasting landscape fabric. This filters out the dirt particles from the water. If you are running perforated pipe, the fabric is available in long tubes called socks that go over the pipe to do the same thing.

Good luck
Henry in MI

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