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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.

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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. Protecting the Foundation from Moisture

    DIY's Home IQ follows the Oberg family during the decision-making process of building this beautiful new home. This article discusses a...

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

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

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

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

  5. 5. Desperate on Dogwood Part 4 (02:15)

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

  6. 6. 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...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. Easy Pedestal Sink Update (01:16)

    Update your bathroom by installing a new pedestal sink.

  8. 8. Contemporary Kitchen Elements (04:31)

    Come along for the last stage of this remodeling project.

  9. 9. Perforated Pipe Tip (00:53)

    Wrap perforated drainage pipe in landscape mesh to keep dirt out.

  10. 10. How to Analyze Soil Temps and Drainage

    Soil temperature and water drainage rates are as important to a plant as sunlight and fertilizer. Learn how to analyze these key elemen...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. Foundation Drainage Basics (01:20)

    Learn how to control water runoff with this quick landscaping hint.

  12. 12. How To Install Underdecking

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

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  13. 13. Creating a Rain Barrel (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics on creating a rain barrel.

  14. 14. Copper Pipe (03:51)

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

  15. 15. Custom Putting Green Install (02:20)

    Derek and Dean oversee the installation of a custom backyard putting green.

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