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Old 02-19-2012, 09:53 PM
 
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Can you refer to a quality drainage contractor? Thanks.

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Old 02-20-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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Johnny handled the work to a house I sold awhile back. I knew it needed some work, so I allowed the buyer to select the contractor. I was so impressed with his work, I have referred him several times since, and kept his card handy. Super nice guy, and not high pressure, just tells you what you need.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:49 PM
 
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Check out [url=http://www.bobcats4hire.com/drainage_systems.htm]EXPERT DRAINAGE SYSTEMS *** NEW JERSEY Installations *** NJ Basement Waterproofing & Backyard French Drain[/url] for excellent photos of French drains and surface drain installation.

It is never a good idea to use that black flexible piping because it crushes easily, and does not lay flat in the trench. This can cause sediment to build up and clog the black piping.

Also, is that Duct tape holding the pipes together????
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:59 PM
 
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Check out EXPERT DRAINAGE SYSTEMS *** NEW JERSEY Installations *** NJ Basement Waterproofing & Backyard French Drain for excellent photos of French drains and surface drain installation.

It is never a good idea to use that black flexible piping because it crushes easily, and does not lay flat in the trench. This can cause sediment to build up and clog the black piping.

Also, is that Duct tape holding the pipes together????
If the pipe is solid merely for discharge, the tape can help close gaps roots get in.

If the pipe is perforated, and gravel will be added on top French drain style, then taping would be a waste of money and useless cost increase.

The catch basin seems to connote likelihood the pipe is solid, and the basin the collection point.

The black pipe does not crush easily either, and can lay as flat as any other pipe if the trench bottom is prepared flat. I've used it at several country clubs, and 2 university campuses, as well as in business for the past 20 years.

If you don't know how to use it effectively, then it's time to be taught by someone who can show you. There's nothing wrong with the straight pipe, except it does not flex, and the holes are usually confined to the rows. But it works.
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