We Installed a Double Six inch French Drain in Edmond this week. A Double Six Inch French Drain is two six inch French Drains laid side by side in one very wide and deep trench. It is designed to move a huge amount of water away from a home. Our customer had several different drainage problems in their back yard. After a thunderstorm, water would run under their back fence and into their garage. The back yard was on a steep hillside and the water would run very fast down the hill and into the garage.
Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair installed 2 large six inch French Drains across the water’s path. This allowed the water to be diverted into the French Drain which then ran through drain pipe to a curb outlet at the street. Three Gutter Down Spouts were connected into the French Drain. The French Drain created a protective barrier for the garage. A 12 inch Surface Drain was also included in the Drainage System. It was placed up against the driveway and connected with 4 inch Solid drain pipe to the 6 inch French Drain. Water was completely rerouted away from the home. A French Drain and Surface Drain combination in this case was the best solution to this particular drainage problem.
- Installing a Curb Outlet for a French Drain in Edmond
- Oklahoma Drainage and Sprinkler Repair installed a 4 inch French Drain in East Norman this week. The customer had water standing on the side of his house that was causing foundation damage. He contracted a Structural Engineer to come out and look at the Drainage Problem and to give him some advise.
The Structural Engineer recommended a French Drain to protect and draw water away from the foundation. He said that, “he had recommended French Drain Installation to solve similar problems for home owners many times in the past. The Structural Engineer was confident that it would solve the Drainage Problem.
Next, our customer went online and found us by searching under, ” Norman Oklahoma French Drain.”
The Gentleman gave us a call to set up an appointment. We arrived on the agreed time and provided a ( Free- No Obligation- Drainage Diagnostic and Quote) We came out and looked at his Drainage Problem and designed a Drainage System to solve his, Standing-Water Problem.” We also recommended a surface drain in a corner where water was coming off a steep part of the roof and overwhelming the gutter.
The customer let us know that he was ready to move forward. We scheduled the Drainage System Installation for the following week. When the scheduled day arrived, we installed the Drainage System. The Drain was made up of a 6 inch French Drain running 30 feet along the East side of the house. It curved around the corner of the house. At that point a 12 inch Surface Drain was connected to the French Drain with 4 inch pipe. The 6 inch French Drain at that point changed to 6 inch Solid Drain Pipe and continued under ground 65 feet to a pop-up emitter at the curb in the front yard near the street.
Edmond Oklahoma has been the location for many French Drain Installations for us in the past several years. Recently we ripped out an old Surface Drain that was under a deck. The Surface Drain was too small for the job and did not Protect the Foundation from Standing Water.
The First step was to take out part of the deck along the wall. Next we took out the Surface Drain and the Three Inch Pipe which was too small. Digging a trench along the foundation came next. We had to ensure the, “Fall” to make sure the water would run from left to right.
Next a French Drain Liner needed to be installed. This was necessary to maintain the integrity of the trench and to keep the French Drain Pipe from filling up with sand and getting clogged over the next few years. Oklahoma Drainage then installed 4 inch ADS Perf/Soc French Drain Pipe along the course of the French Drain. Next we connected the end of the French Drain Pipe to Solid 4 Inch ADS Drain pipe to continue along the trench to the Pop-Up Emitter at the Exit Point.