French Drains vs Channel Drains?
I have a drainage issue in my backyard where there is a slight swale in the middle that collects rainwater. I've had a few landscapers give me estimates and options regarding how to fix this. 1 person said to install french drain pipe + solid pipe leading out to the street for the water to drain out. Another person says to install 2 channel drains+solid pipe leading out towards the street for the rain to drain out. In your opinion what would be the better option? This is a difference of approximately $400-500 in pricing between both jobs. Im more concerned with what will work than money. I'll be honest, I've never seen channel drains in a yard before. However, i've seen them in driveways and near stairwells. Also, how does one maintain channel drains? Wont it get cluttered with debris? Thanks!