Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 28 of 28
  1. #21
    Elite Member s219's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    2,563
    Location
    Virginia USA
    Tractor
    Kubota L3200

    Default Re: French Drain - River Rock or Crushed Stone

    We use #57 gravel here, which is 3/4-1" size. We also line/wrap the trench with septic fabric to prevent the soil/clay from infiltrating into the stone. So the steps are:

    1) dig trench
    2) line with septic fabric
    3) drop in about 2-3" of stone
    4) place pipe with perforations on the bottom
    5) cover with more stone up to about 6" below grade
    6) fold over septic paper and roll the seam
    7) cover with top soil to grade

  2. #22
    Super Member 94BULLITT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    7,409
    Location
    Frederick County, VA
    Tractor
    Kubota BX2360 & L4240 HSTC

    Default

    I have heard of some people having french drains without the corrugated pipe.

  3. #23
    Elite Member s219's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    2,563
    Location
    Virginia USA
    Tractor
    Kubota L3200

    Default Re: French Drain - River Rock or Crushed Stone

    Quote Originally Posted by 94BULLITT View Post
    I have heard of some people having french drains without the corrugated pipe.
    Definitely. In fact, if the drain runs down a change in elevation in clay soil, you can skip pipe on the upper parts and only use it on the lower half.

    Or if the base soil is sandy and drains well, the french drain can be all stone since it will just direct surface water down to the sand layer, and doesn't necessarily need to move it laterally.

  4. #24
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    306
    Location
    Ohio
    Tractor
    Ferguson TO 20, Kubota B3300, BH77

    Default Re: French Drain - River Rock or Crushed Stone

    This was part of a large drain project I did which might show what some others on have described. This was a high end job and worked out very well to protect this really long asphalt drive from future washout. The pipe is 4 inch smooth bore (about 220 feet installed in this part) which is semi flexible and also used schedule 40 to the catch basin, under the concrete trench drains across asphalt drive and across concrete pad up top of the one photo. About one foot of #2 limestone was used on top of the four inch wrap. #57 limestone was used inside the wrap.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -drain-wrap-jpg   -completed-drive-w-lower-pour  

  5. #25
    Platinum Member Red Horse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    776
    Location
    Bolton, MA
    Tractor
    Deere 655ZTrak, Deere 4720 Cab, 400 X

    Default Re: French Drain - River Rock or Crushed Stone

    Quote Originally Posted by Tompet View Post
    This was part of a large drain project I did which might show what some others on have described. This was a high end job and worked out very well to protect this really long asphalt drive from future washout. The pipe is 4 inch smooth bore (about 220 feet installed in this part) which is semi flexible and also used schedule 40 to the catch basin, under the concrete trench drains across asphalt drive and across concrete pad up top of the one photo. About one foot of #2 limestone was used on top of the four inch wrap. #57 limestone was used inside the wrap.
    Nice-and it looks like that the drain system you used across the road was one of the precast polymer types? what brand?

  6. #26
    Super Member 94BULLITT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    7,409
    Location
    Frederick County, VA
    Tractor
    Kubota BX2360 & L4240 HSTC

    Default Re: French Drain - River Rock or Crushed Stone

    Quote Originally Posted by Tompet View Post
    This was part of a large drain project I did which might show what some others on have described. This was a high end job and worked out very well to protect this really long asphalt drive from future washout. The pipe is 4 inch smooth bore (about 220 feet installed in this part) which is semi flexible and also used schedule 40 to the catch basin, under the concrete trench drains across asphalt drive and across concrete pad up top of the one photo. About one foot of #2 limestone was used on top of the four inch wrap. #57 limestone was used inside the wrap.
    That looks very nice. I need one of those trench drains but I am not sure how to do it with a gravel driveway, I am afraid the plow will hit it in the winter.

  7. #27
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    4,144
    Location
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Tractor
    Kubota L5030 HSTC, MF 5455

    Default Re: French Drain - River Rock or Crushed Stone

    We've got some with crush some with river rock. For us the river rock was about 1/5 the price of crush when its available. Both work equally well. The river rock is slightly easier to shovel but the tractor scooped both equally well.

  8. #28
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    3,670
    Location
    nicholson, pa
    Tractor
    John Deer Lt160

    Default Re: French Drain - River Rock or Crushed Stone

    The gutters around our house ended about 2' before the ground when we moved in. I extended the gutters, and put in solid pipe from the end of the gutter until the pipe was sloping away from the house.
    (all 4''). Then I put in 2-3'' of stone and compacted it, then put the pipe in covered and compacted, and then added 2'' more of stone and compacted. covered and it has worked great. It carried water away from the house during the last few 100 year storm events we have had.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-31-2012, 12:29 PM
  2. Crushed stone prices- way up!
    By Skyco in forum Projects
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 05-01-2011, 11:45 AM
  3. Moving crushed stone ???
    By Madman_Mark in forum Owning/Operating
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 04-27-2004, 06:42 AM
  4. Driveway Base: is 12" Crushed Stone Overkill?
    By keeney in forum Projects
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 04-23-2004, 02:51 PM
  5. Cost of crushed stone driveways?
    By MDL in forum Related Topics
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 08-26-2002, 08:25 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.