How to Bury Corrugated Drainage Pipes

A corrugated drainage pipe is also known as a French drain. The pipe contains small holes on one side in order to allow it to absorb water from the soil. It is important to properly bury a corrugated drain pipe so that water does not make its way back to the surface and cause problems such as erosion and standing water. There are just a few supplies necessary in order to effectively bury your pipes and avoid future complications.

Things You'll Need

  • Corrugated drainage pipe
  • Shovel
  • Gravel

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Dig a 14-inch trench where you plan to run your corrugated drainage pipe. The trench should end at least 6 to 8 feet away from the home.

Lay two inches of gravel inside the trench.

Attach the pipe to the downspout, which is attached to the gutters on the home.

Lay the corrugated drainage pipe in the trench. Make sure the holes on the pipe are facing down.

Place one inch of gravel on top of the pipe.

Cover the remainder of the trench with soil.


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