FRENCH DRAIN VS DRY CREEK
What's the Difference?
French drains and dry creek beds can look similar on the surface. There are some differences and the right choice for you will depend on your drainage needs.
French Drain Installation Involves:
Digging a trench to redirect water flow
Smoothing out and lining the trench
Installation of a perforated pipe
Installation of gravel around the pipe and creating a river rock cover
Dry Creek Bed Installation Involves:
Digging a trench that mimics a river bed
Smoothing and lining the trench with landscape fabric
Filling the trench with river rock to create a beautiful creek
Installing plants that integrate well into the dry creek bed and the surrounding landscaping