How To Build a Curtain Drain
DIY – Home Improvement – Home Staging
If you have persistent or occasional water in your basement you might want to consider installing a curtain drain (sometimes called a French drain) around the foundation of your home or at the highest point to capture the runoff and to divert the water to another area of the yard or a dry well.
Its relatively simple and a good workout! As you can see by this image it is also important to slope the dirt away from the foundation of the home. The soil from this project was moved to the other side of the fence where a stone retaining wall was built along with a new shade garden.
You will need the following materials: shovel, level, perforated PVC piping, landscape fabric, string line and stakes, wheel barrow, rakes, small river stones or 3/4″ gravel.
Put down the landscape fabric.
This is the other side of the curtain drain and another great DIY project that will greatly enhance the appearance of your home & garden! Read how to build a stone wall here and choose the correct plants for a a shady area.
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