Now that spring rains have arrived, have you noticed standing water in your yard that happens whenever the skies really open up? One reliable solution is to install a French drain – essentially a trench filled with perforated pipe and stone, wrapped in a filter cloth, that can collect this water and run it away from your home and deep into the soil. There’s just one problem, and it’s that these kinds of drains are a lot of work to build!
Now, there’s a new product available at The Home Depot that makes that process much, much easier and faster. It’s called EZDrain and it’s an all-in-one, easy to install substitute for a traditional French drain. It comes in 5 foot and10 foot sections and consists of a corrugated slotted pipe surrounded by a polystyrene aggregate, all wrapped in a durable filter fabric.
EZDrain is a turn-key solution to standing water that is durable, simpler, and faster to install than a traditional French drain.There are basically three steps: 1) dig a trench, 2) connect the EZDrain sections together and lay them in the trench; and then 3) cover with dirt. That’s it!
One person can install EZDrain, and it can take mere minutes versus hours for a traditional French drain. The product has a 100 year lifespan so it won’t fall apart over time. There’s absolutely no loose gravel to haul and instead, the polystyrene aggregate is made of 100% recycled content.
EZDrain is the proven home drainage solution that’s easy to install. It’s available at The Home Depot. You can pick up a 10 foot section for under $50. Learn more and check out the instructional videos at homedepot.com/NDSdrainage, or for advice on how to solve your specific drainage problem, email [email protected].