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Sump Pump Installation Washington Twp

By |2022-08-01T18:29:08+00:00August 1, 2022|Sump Pump|

When you rely on a sump pump to handle water from storms, it’s important to install the correct system to handle all of your drainage needs. Installing an indoor sump pump outdoors will only lead to flooding and headaches down the line. Follow along on this sump pump installation Washington Twp where we upgraded the old drainage system with one that will effortlessly move water. [...]

Sump Pump Installation Bloomfield Hills

By |2022-07-18T18:42:41+00:00July 18, 2022|Sump Pump|

French Drain Man’s over 35 years of experience in the drainage industry has made us the experts in all things drainage. That’s why we take an innovative approach to protect homeowners from damaging flood waters, indoors or outdoors. We provide DIY-friendly drainage options as well as full service sump pump installation in Bloomfield Hills. The Problem with Standard Sump Systems The problem with standard sump [...]

Underground Downspout Kit for DIYers

By |2022-05-24T19:51:32+00:00May 24, 2022|Buried Downspouts|

FDM is making things easier for contractors and DIYers by offering a underground downspout kit with everything you need for your next drainage project. Our downspout kits can be shipped small package, eliminating all shipping and freight costs. Buried Downspout Combo Kit Buried Downspout Kit for 1% Slope Buried Downspout Complete Kit Downspout Basin Combo Kit (Connects to 4 in. Corrugated) Downspout Basin Combo Kit [...]

Downspout Catch Basin for Yard Drainage, Easy Install

By |2022-06-16T10:12:25+00:00May 18, 2022|Catch Basins|

Many homeowners have giant pools of standing water in their yards and need to know how to move it. Today I'm going to explain how to install a downspout catch basin to move bulk water to a pop-up emitter to discharge that water away from your yard.  Convenient Installation Downspout catch basins are a convenient drainage solution for homeowners. If you're not installing them [...]

Catch Basin for Yard Drainage Makes Clean-Outs Easier

By |2022-05-22T11:40:39+00:00May 11, 2022|Buried Downspouts|

As the yard drainage experts, we have all types of pro tips and tricks that can keep you guys from making the most common mistakes that DIYers, homeowners, and even other contractors make when installing their drainage systems. Today we’re going to talk about underground buried downspout systems and the benefits of having a catch basin for yard drainage. We’re going to show you everything [...]

Downspout Drainage Contractor in Michigan Designs New Pop-Up Emitter

By |2022-02-25T14:47:07+00:00February 25, 2022|Downspout Drainage Contractors|

After 35 years experience as a downspout drainage contractor in Michigan I knew there had to be a better way to discharge water. This is why we designed a new pop up emitter - out of pure necessity.  Pop ups are the best choice for downspout drainage because they hold the least amount of water. However the grass quickly grows over the pop up clogging [...]

Materials Needed to Bury Downspouts Away from the House

By |2023-02-06T22:32:08+00:00February 15, 2022|Buried Downspouts|

Are you a DIYer looking to bury downspouts away from the house? Here are the materials you'll need to do it right the first time! Solid Corrugated Drainage Pipe Knife Cut Corrugated Drainage Pipe Catch Basin Drain External snap coupler FDM 200 year tape Pop up emitter downspout cleanout box 12 inch Round Turf Restrictor Plate Start with the Right Drain Pipe A homeowner bought [...]

Pop Up Emitter Problems … Solved!!

By |2022-02-15T22:31:35+00:00February 7, 2022|pop up emitters|

 Let's talk about the pros and cons of pop-up emitters. They're the number one choice for discharging downspouts, French drains or anything drainage because they don't hold any water. It's just a little elbow, so it doesn't hold any water. A basin, on the other hand, holds quite a bit of water and that could be a problem if you're trying to get that [...]

How to Stop Pop Up Emitter from Clogging

By |2022-02-15T22:30:39+00:00February 5, 2022|pop up emitters|

 Why Do Pop Up Emitters Clog? All right, we're going to talk about why pop-ups clog.  A lot of pop-ups have a bar extending across the middle. The leaves get stuck on this bar and they build up in the opening which clogs the pop up emitter. This prevents the pop up from working with max flow. Then, as all the debris collects inside [...]


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