Can I use these gravels for french drain?

abufish(z10 CA)September 21, 2013

Have abundance of these gravels from previous project. Sized about .75 to 1.5 inches, not rounded edges. Can I use them as the fill for a french drain? Or should I get those rounded edge ones?

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yardvaark

You can. But they'd provide less space for water between the rocks than round ones would, necessitating a larger french drain. Are you sure you NEED a french drain and that your problem cannot be solved in a better, less troublesome-over-the-long-haul manner?

    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 12:26PM
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