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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. Draining Patio (04:43)

    See how one soggy lawn is transformed into a usable draining patio.

  3. 3. 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...

  4. 4. Creating a Rain Barrel (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics on creating a rain barrel.

  5. 5. Low-Level Deck Footings (00:53)

    Paul explains how low-level footings help with drainage.

  6. 6. Seasonal Home Improvement (01:00)

    The DIY Basics on making seasonal improvements to your home.

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

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

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

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

  9. 9. Seasonal Home Improvement (01:00)

    The DIY Basics on making seasonal improvements to your home.

  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. Custom Putting Green Install (02:20)

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

  13. 13. Desperate on Dogwood Part 1 (05:50)

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

  14. 14. Sump Pump (00:38)

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

  15. 15. Flagstone Patio and Walkway (01:59)

    Install a rustic flagstone patio with an adjoining walkway.

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