Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 12
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tim Footing drain continuity
It appears to me the interior pipe's invert lies about 2" above the bottom of the unit or about 2" above the top of the footing. This would allow water to accumulate to a depth of 2" before it can access or enter the interior 4" pipe. How does the water get from one section of this pipe assembly to the next? Because of the way these units connect end to end or turn a corner, this cannot happen unless gravel is placed around each joint but then the water would still remain at a depth of 2" or so unless the entire assembly is placed so it can drain to daylight. And with water standing at the base of a masonry wall, its natural tendency if to wick upward into the block or concrete. Is this a accurate observance on my part? Kindly reply, Tim Shaw
July 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marty One of the simplest installations ever
I did a lot of research on how to install a French Drain and ordered all the parts that I needed online. When I went to pick up my order at the store I realized I need another part. My original design was to use a Corrugated HDPE Drain Pipe and fill the trench that the pipe goes in with gravel. This would mean that I would have to buy at minimum a half dozen bags of gravel and tote them home with me in my car (no truck). While looking for the part I discussed my installation design with the Home Depot plumbing expert and he suggested a different product that what I ordered. He pointed me to the NDS Quick and Easy 10’ pipe. I purchased and installed the pipe without the extra effort of adding the gravel.
August 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pat007 2 Things to be careful about
This product is a great idea- I did the calculation and if I'd used gravel, normal perforated pipe and the landscape fabric, I'd have save a few dollars for each 10 foot section. No brainer.
I had two challenges in using this:
1. My yard doesn't have much slope, so I had to be very careful to ensure the drain was correctly pitched. To do this I ended up buying gravel, mostly b/c its much easier to adjust your slope with gravel than with dirt.
2. When you plan your french drain, unless you're going into a dry well, its going to be tricky to have this product drain at ground level, b/c of the way it is completely encased in the 'drain' section.
January 26, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jbdad I don't recommend this product
I installed this in my yard which has underground springs and for the first 8 months it worked great, however after an extremely hard rain two months ago it stopped draining and my yard is a swamp again.
January 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by gsthunder Backyard solution
I recently installed this French Drain System in my back yard and I wanted to rate this product (Profession Engineer) for myself; I have a wet back yard with what appears to be an underground spring. The yard dry's up well throughout the summer with bright green grass and so forth. However, I installed the EZ-Drain my backyard and the yard is still so WET, literally my shoes and socks get wet cutting the grass. So I installed a surface drain to verify the amount of water the system is taking in from the soil. It clearly is not taking in any water (very little if any). I Have been monitor this for about a month now. I believe this product is nowhere close rated the same as a standard gravel French Drain assembly. The packing around the tubing does not appear adequate compared to the gravel/soil saturation point. Well that's my input hope this helps your decision.
June 6, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by roblor Clogs quickly
Don't buy this, just buy gravel, a drainage sock, and perforated pipe separately. We installed two french drains. One with this prefabricated drain. The other was gravel, a drainage sock, and the perforated pipes all purchased separately, since we had some leftover gravel . The traditional drain worked extremely well. This one performed horribly. It clogged completely with soil, whereas the separately purchased drain sock performed well.
I have three theories:
1. The drain sock included in this prefabricated drain is lower quality than the one we purchased separately.
2. The foam pellets in this drain gets compressed when placed, reducing it's ability to drain water compared to gravel which doesn't compress.
3. The drainage sock on the pipe rather than around the foam allows the gravel to filter some sediment without clogging the sock.
In any case, don't buy this, just buy the perforated pipe, sock, and gravel separately.
July 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by texas22 Great purchase.
This french drain was very easy to install. Didn't have to haul rocks and buy extra pipe.
October 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Atlas1983 Terrible Product!!!!!
I foolishly installed this product without testing first. I have multiple 40-60 foot runs with about 1 foot of pitch. Over past few months I have yet to see any water come out of the end of the pipe. Today we had heavy rain. I went to the end of the pipe and dug a hole down to the fabric covering the packing materials. Water filled whole and never drained through the material and into drainage pipe. Water just filled hole, pooled, and remained in hole. Base of hole was the top of the pipe!
I am very suspect of all the 5 star reviews. Hypothetically, even if my pitch was off, digging a whole inches from the exposed drainage edge and having water pool and not drain into piping proves this product is very flawed. Now out hundreds of dollars and one weekend.
Also another suspect review states that this product saves money. A couple bags of gravel, perforated pipe, and landscape material are far cheaper. The value with this product would be the ease of installation however if the product does not work it isn't worth a thing!
May 30, 2014