French Drain Design Opinions?
I am looking to install a french drain in front of my house. The problem is in the back, closest to the house and windows, where water sits. Part of the problem is due to the grading back there. I would have liked to dump a lot of dirt on that area to make it the high point so that water would roll off the slope but then that dirt would be too high and too close to the house/foundation. With that said, I was thinking to install a small french drain in that area. It would be basically 10ft by 12 ft approximately. The plan is:
1)Dig trench at a minimum of 8 inches(this would be the high point of the trench, where 10-12 inches for the low point of trench
2)Line trench with 2 inches of washed gravel
3)Lay fabric down with room to flap over pipe
4)Install 10ft of 4inch PVC pipe schedule 40(drill holes in a row to point downwards). 12 ft of solid pvc pipe will carry out the water collected to driveway
5)Place sock on PVC pipe
6)Gravel on top of pipe
7)Fold fabric over
8)Either top it all off with pebble, river rock, mulch, or dirt.
Notes & Questions:
1)Going to use 45 and WYE fittings. Will it be necessary for me to use PVC glue to secure fittings? Can I use tape of some sort instead?
2)Thinking of using 3 catch basins with atrium grates to expedite water capture. I have no problem cleaning out the basins when necessary as it is a small area. If I use catch basins, is the use of gravel and perforated pvc pipe even necessary?
4)At the low point, i plan on using a 90 or paired 45 to daylight pipe by the driveway. Angle it away from the house where the water will roll off the driveway naturally.
5)I plan on installing this within 6-8 inches of the house. Is this too close to install?
Attached is an image of what I have in mind. What do you guys think? Thanks