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Published on Aug 18, 2009
See our main website at: http://www.agrateconcept.com. Featured in this video is a standard french drain with a 2-holed perforated pipe section (on the left), the IPGC Trench Drain (center), and the IPGC French Drain (on the right). The following items should be noted. 1) The water level in the standard french drain tank is above the 2-holed perforated pipe by approximately 1-inch. 2) The water level in the IPGC French Drain tank is just barely above the flow line of the IPGC pipe. 3) The water in the center tank (IPGC Trench Drain) enters the pipe via the ground surface (which is astroturf for this demonstration). Two very important points are being made in this video. 1) The IPGC French Drain clearly outperforms the standard french drain with the 2-holed perforated pipe. Essentially, this is because the IPGC French Drain allows more water to enter and leave the pipe, which results in less of a ponded condition above the pipe. This is a key factor in any particular area where drainage is a point of concern. 2) The IPGC Trench Drain captures water at the surface. Gravel is shown in the center tank for purposes of display only and need not be installed. Thus, the IPGC Trench Drain can be installed for less cost than either french drain and performs more effectively than either french drain because direct access to the pipe is provided via the open surface slits. Both the IPGC Trench Drain and French Drain provide the needed open surface area to ensure that the installed IPGC pipe is performing to its potential without causing additional ponding. Use filter fabric as needed to prevent sediment build up, but the additional flow allowed into the pipe should help with that immensely. Also, the IPGC is currently made with Schedule 40 PVC, so it is a much more permanent solution that the black thin corrugated stuff and the standard perforated pipe. Plus, the IPGC suface trench drain is easier to maintain than any french drain.
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