French drain vs. gutter: pros and cons

Project is simple but labor intensive

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Add Comment Add Comment | Comments: 0 | Posted May. 25, 2011

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At the low point of the system connect a solid (no holes) 4-inch pipe and extend it to a point where it can discharge onto the surface. It may be necessary to discharge the water into a dry sump, a hole 6 inches or so deeper than the bottom of the discharge pipe and filled with gravel to allow the water to percolate into the ground.

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