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Cover french drain with dirt?

Posted by darkeyes1955 (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 4, 13 at 19:25

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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RE: Cover french drain with dirt?

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

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

RE: Cover french drain with dirt?

thank you

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