French drain in yard (Flex pipe vs rigid)

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Old 07-31-18, 04:00 AM
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French drain in yard (Flex pipe vs rigid)

I'm going to be putting an underground french drain system in my yard. It's going to carry some of the puddling water from the yard out to the street. Some of my gutters and sump pump discharge will also go into it.

I noticed there are 2 different products on the shelf at Depot that I can use; a long flexible black pipe in the landscaping section, the other they are calling it triple walled pipe with holes and it looks like PVC.

Which of these is better to use and why? The price is different, but not much different.

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Old 07-31-18, 04:18 AM
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Black flex pipe is EXTREMELY difficult to keep on an even grade and crushes easily. Steve
 
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Old 07-31-18, 04:32 AM
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Either will work, the black pipe is easier to use.

Ditch has to be sloped correctly and then filled with pea gravel, the pipe just allows a path for the water to go.

Once in the ground with gravel very difficult to crush, chances are you wont have any heavy equipment rolling over it!
 
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Yes, it will be foot traffic only.

I was a little curious as to why someone would use one vs. the other.
 
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Old 07-31-18, 01:46 PM
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the other they are calling it triple walled pipe with holes
Honestly, hot sure what this is but the rolled drain pipe is simple to install and the key to any drainage project is getting it down at least 24" and making sure you have sufficient slope!
 
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