Common Drainage Problems

Standing Water Solutions


The cause of standing water is typically having a low lying area in a yard or garden surrounded by higher elevation ground, which collects standing water during rain and wet periods. By installing FLEX-Drain perforated pipe below ground, you can create a French drain that will divert the water away from the area, and promote a dry usable surface, resolving the standing water problems.

Follow these steps for a standing water solution:

  1. Locate an area that is lower in elevation than the standing water, where the water can be diverted.
  2. Dig a trench at least 8-12 inches below ground that has a constant downward pitch to create a gravity fed water flow. 
  3. Install FLEX-Drain perforated, or perforated with sock pipe in the ditch, surrounded with at least 2-3 inches of course gravel, and a minimum of 3-4 inches of top soil. 

Result: The water will be absorbed into the pipe and flow downward to the area you designate. Multiple lines can be tied together for standing water drainage using the Flexible T/Y and couplers.

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