French drain- sock or landscape fabric?

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by Jim Elbrecht, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. Jim Elbrecht

    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    I'm in the process of putting a french drain around my basement. [on
    the inside]

    The ditch itself, in order to utilize the slope of my property is
    about 3'deep. The ditch runs about 12-18"wide. The soil is a
    hardpan/clay.

    My plan has been to line the ditch with landscape fabric before
    installing the perf-pipe & #2 stone. Someone mentioned using a sock
    on the perf-pipe & I'm wondering if that would be worth the money or
    effort.

    [and btw-- I've been trying to find 8'+wide landscape fabric locally
    without success. The best I've found so far is a 10x300' roll for
    $120 -plus $80 shipping from http://www.shawfabrics.com/ . Anyone
    know of a better deal? ]

    thanks,
    Jim
     
    Jim Elbrecht, Jul 8, 2004
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    m Ransley Guest

    Buy the pipe with the sock instaled
     
    m Ransley, Jul 8, 2004
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    Betsy Guest

    there is a very specific filtering fabric that is sold for this purpose. I
    saw it at HD only days ago in the section with the perforated pipe.
     
    Betsy, Jul 8, 2004
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    Rudy Guest

    "> there is a very specific filtering fabric that is sold for this purpose.
    I
    YEs, I have a roll of it in my garage.."leftovers". Its sort of like the
    green desktop pad material but its a tan color.

    R
     
    Rudy, Jul 9, 2004
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