How to Install Perforated Drain Pipe?


Installing a perforated drainage pipe starts with digging a two foot wide trench, which depth would be as shallow as two feet for slab-on-grade homes and six feet for homes with a basement. The perforated drainage pipe must be on gentle slope for the water to drain out of the pipe, covered with 12 inches of washed stone and then covered with filter fabric to prevent clogging the drainage pipe. Fill the rest of the trench with the remaining dirt.
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1. Dig a trench 12 inches wide and 12 inches deep. Use a pick to loosen the soil and a round shovel to remove the dirt from the trench. Dig the trench at a slight angle of 5 to 10
1. Dig out the dirt around the pipe. Shovel off the top grass, and set it aside so that your can replace it later. Dig a long hole running the length of the pipe, so that the pipe
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If you live in an area that it rains a lot, you will need to make sure the water that collects on your property can properly drain, otherwise you could get mosquito's gathering in the stagnant pools in your yard. With the perforated drain pipe, it's best to get a professional to install them because it can easily not work due to an error in placement. If you want to try it yourself, you will have to dig a trench about 2 times the width of your pipe so you can have room to work.
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