COMMUNITY FORUM

Mlong

06:06PM | 05/29/00
Member Since: 05/28/00
1 lifetime posts
Bvlawn
I've read most of the posts on French Drains, but I've got a few specific questions that need to be answered:

1) What's better ADS or PVC? (If you use ADS, how do you ensure that you have positive slope when its flexible tubing (i.e. one end could have positive slope but the other could have negative slope)?

2) If you use ADS what do you think of the "socks" that fit tightly around the tube? Are they effective in keeping silt out of the tube, or are you better off buying the filter fabric and wrapping both the gravel and the tube in the fabric?

3) I don't have a tremendous amount of slope in my yard and I'm worried that the pipe will be too close to the surface and may be crushed by foot traffic, what's the minimum depth for ADS, and do you have any strategies for increasing slope to the street?

4) ADS sells these devices to allow you to have the water come up through a riser rather than cutting through the curb, does anyone have any experience with these? It doesn't seem like they would work.

5) Lastly, I've read that when installing ADS you should place the perforations at the bottom of the drain channel. This seems counterintuitive to me. Can someone explain why this is so (not why its counterintuitive to me, but why the perforations are placed at the bottom of the drain channel.

I appologize if I'm covering old ground here, but I'm looking for specific guidance.

Thanks,

Mark

Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

In many regions, the growing season has already begun to wind down, so it's time to figure out where you're going to store... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2