Drainage backyard: perforated pipe vs. PVC? Is graveling needed?
Thinking about removing collecting water form the backyard. We're in Georgia so the soil is very clayey. The pipe overall will be about 50 ft. I'm reading numerous howtos and see the advice of graveling the trench and socking the perforated pipe. I wonder why if it's required in our area. I guess I want to avoid graveling since it's a heavy part of the job (socking is ok). Do you think it's required?
Would it be another possible option to use 6" PVC instead? I have no problem gluing and cutting it. I know it's more expensive than the perforated but feel it would be faster/easier than graveling all the length.