Before beginning the french drain installation process, the installer must have the proper materials. Houston landscape Pros always chooses the indicated materials that are compliant with city codes. Undoubtedly, for a French drain pipe, the best is PVC SDR-35 piping to use. In comparison to most pipes used in this kind of drainage it is a little more expensive. However, we have found it to be the most durable product. It protects against root systems and movements in the soil. A French drain pipe requires 4-in PVC perforated pipes and solid 4-inch PVC pipes.
Additionally, we use geotextile fabric to prevent dirt from coming into the pipes. After that comes the gravel. In this case, we recommend the most natural gravel available for french drain installations, which is River Rock and Bull Rock. Another essential material is bend-a-board edging. It is durable and made out of recycled material. Lastly, don’t forget the shovel needed to dig the trench! The shovel will be your best friend for the trenching part.