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Top 68 Drainage Projects

  1. 1. 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...

  2. 2. Deck Drainage System (01:08)

    The Trex RainEscape is a simple drainage system for walkout decks.

  3. 3. Easy Pedestal Sink Update (01:16)

    Update your bathroom by installing a new pedestal sink.

  4. 4. How To Build a French Drain

    Direct water out of a landscape with this easy-to-build drainage ditch.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. Making Your House Watertight

    It's crucial to handle drainage issues in the framing stage of building a home. The professionals at DIY Network show you a rundown of ...

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

    Here are the DIY Basics on installing patio pavers.

  7. 7. Paver-Patio Tips

    DIY Network experts provide tips for proper drainage and a level surface when building a paver patio.

  8. 8. How to Provide Drainage for the Yard

    With a new drain installed, a yard is ready for anything: new sod, planting beds or, in this case, an easy-install patio.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 9. Fast Fix in the Kitchen (04:49)

    Tips and tricks for installing a new garbage disposal and faucet.

  10. 10. Pond Overflow (11:11)

    Proper drainage will keep excess water out of, and your fish in, your pond.

  11. 11. Essential Gutter Check-Up (01:07)

    Prevent leaks and water damage by cleaning your gutters.

  12. 12. Dishwasher High-Loop Hose (00:55)

    Learn the importance of having a high-loop dishwasher drainage hose.

  13. 13. How to Install a Track Drain System

    The goal is to dig the trench at a slight pitch, or angle, to allow gravity to pull the water along the pipes and out the clear out.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 14. Copper Pipe (03:51)

    Everything you need to know about copper pipe from Plumbing Basics.

  15. 15. French Drains (03:02)

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

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