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How to Build a French Drain

Lay the drainage pipe in a fabric lining in the dug ditch. Place drain pipe atop fabric lining, then add gravel, covering pipe completely. Leave approximately 5" between top of gravel and ground surface.


Askham Bryan: Young Gardeners of the Year Show Garden

Cascading watering can feature. Create a decorative drainage system from the guttering


Cookies, Crayons, Classes, & Chaos: Upcyled Clay Drainage Pipe Tile

Do not use flexible corrugated perforated plastic drain pipe in a French drain


Unofficial and Awesome Street Furniture

Oliver Schau’s “Street Furniture” is another creative approach to urban seating. The project consists of a series of guerrilla public seating areas created by wrapping yellow drainage pipes around Hamburg’s existing urban infrastructure.


clay drainage pipe topped with old fire place lid with drilled holes ~

How to Build a French Drain

Drainage Pipe Emptying Into Pebbles

Drainage pipe, drain tile, and fittings for a French drain installation

Perforated Pipe

Perforated pipe, whether PVC drainage pipe or corrugated drainage pipe, is a solution that can be considered as an option to re-grading your property. Either can be used although they are different. I


100 year clay drainage pipe from the family farm repurposed as planters. Love it!