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How to Finish a French Drain

In order to grow anything in a narrow, shady space, first make sure the drainage is in good shape. One good drainage method is a French...

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Top 68 Drainage Projects

  1. 1. Multilevel Backyard Retreat (00:03:41)

    Retaining walls help turn a bare hill into a beautiful multilevel refuge.

  2. 2. Ultimate French Drain (04:42)

    A problem-solving French drain is disguised by a dry creek and plants.

  3. 3. Modern Yet Sentimental Space (00:03:53)

    This yard's new design incorporates a few features with sentimental value.

  4. 4. Precise Deck Board Spacing (01:21)

    Find out how to space the deck boards properly for optimal drainage.

  5. 5. Deadly Drainage (00:03:13)

    Cross-contamination in this home's plumbing could be life threatening.

  6. 6. Defensible Space (04:27)

    The land around your home can protect you from nature's harsh elements.

  7. 7. French Drain (01:54)

    The importance of French drains and their installation process.

  8. 8. Hidden No Longer (03:08)

    No longer hidden by trees, a rebuilt house gets a brand-new front yard.

  9. 9. Desperate on Dogwood Part 3 (05:59)

    In a quiet, secluded neighborhood, this landscape screams for help.

  10. 10. How to Build a French Drain (00:00:60)

    French drains channel water away from a house or through a garden or bed.

  11. 11. Installing Patio Pavers (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on installing patio pavers.

  12. 12. Sump Pump (00:38)

    For persistent moisture in an existing basement, a sump pump may help.

  13. 13. How To Install Underdecking

    Learn how to create a rainwater diversion system with this underdecking.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  14. 14. Expert Advice on Gutters and Downspouts

    The contractors from DIY's Be Your Own Contractor discuss an important topic that's related closely to roofing — gutters and down...

  15. 15. Installing Patio Pavers (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on installing patio pavers.

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