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Old 07-24-2008, 08:09 PM   #1
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drainage tile

I need to add drainage tile to my back yard. I plan on running it to a dry well. I don't need to be doing anything fancy because the problem is not a major one.

I know that the tile I use needs to be perforated and I am used to foundation tile that is only perforated on the bottom half. I have access to some free flexible drainage tile but it has perforations all around. Am I able to use this opr am I going to be digging it up in a few years to replace it because it is clogged?

Should I just get a sleeve to keep dirt out?

Should I surround it with gravel?

How deep should I bury it?

Any useful information on this would be appreciated.


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Old 07-25-2008, 08:08 PM   #2
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I assume that you're doing a French drain of some type.
If so, you need to slope the drain tile about 1/4" per linear foot to your drywell. It doesn't need to buried deep.
The drain tile should be perforated on the sides only IMHO, and placed in gravel with a fabric sleeve over it.
You're right. If you don't put a sleeve over it, it will be clogged in short order.
Good luck!


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Old 07-26-2008, 09:07 AM   #3
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Thanks Mike

I was hoping it didn't have to be buried deep. I guess I'm going to have to suck it up and buy the right tile myself. I was hoping to get off cheap but beggars can't be choosers I guess.
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