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Thursday, March 10th 2011, 2:49pm

Author: Glendor

Can a french drain run parallel to my sprinkler system?

I'm planning on having at least a 6 inch dirt divider between the sprinkler system and the french drain pipe, so rock abrasion would be avoided. I'm a little concerned that if there was a leak in the sprinkler system, it would flow directly into the french drain, and it would be hard to detect in the future. The sprinkler system runs parallel to the patio, about 14 inches out into the yard, and the heads point away from the patio. Should I place the french drain between the patio and the sprinkl...

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 11:36am

Author: Glendor

Can a french drain run parallel to my sprinkler system?

Quoted from "Wet_Boots" Is it not possible to grade a swale into the lawn? After learning about swales, I don't see any way to implement one in my backyard.

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 8:32am

Author: Glendor

Can a french drain run parallel to my sprinkler system?

Water is flowing from my yard onto my patio during heavy rains. I was told I could install a French drain along the patio/yard border that would intercept the water, and divert it to the street. There is already a sprinkler system along that border. Can the French drain run parallel to the sprinkler system? If so, should the French drain pipe be between the concrete and the sprinkler pipe, or between the sprinkler pipe and the yard? Are there any pros/cons of doing this? Thanks in advance, Glen....