Cover french drain with dirt?

darkeyes1955February 4, 2013

I live in an 1865 carriage house. There is a french drain on one side up next to the house. I don't know why it was put there but I do belived it still drains water away from the house.I wondered if I could cover it with soil to make a raised garden bed? It seems to me that water would still drain through the soil and into the drain. Would this work?

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Depending on the opening size into the drain the soil may imply wash away.

Some filter fabric, some gravel, and THEN soil might work.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 11:50AM
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thank you

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 9:03PM
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