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Model # EZ-0802F

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4 in. x 10 ft. EZ-Drain Prefabricated French Drain with Pipe

  • Capture and redirect groundwater around house and yard
  • Easy install, gravel-free drainage system saves labor by 50%
  • 30% higher flow rate than gravel French Drains
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About This Product

Dry out saturated, wet, & spongy soil with EZ Drain Gravel-Free French Drain System, an underground drainage solution that captures and redirects high groundwater around your house and yard. Unlike traditional French drain pipe and gravel systems which require backbreaking work of hauling and shoveling large amounts of rock and gravel to fill the trench, EZ Drain Gravel-Free French Drain System can be installed in half the time and is made with 100% recycled material. No hard, heavy lifting is required. Uniquely engineered, this gravel-less bundle features increased void space and has a 30% better flow rate than gravel and pipe systems. High groundwater affects the usability of your property and can cause flooding and costly damage to your foundation, retaining walls and landscape. EZ Drain French Drain captures and removes adjacent groundwater, sending it to a discharge point downstream. EZ Drain French Drain installation is quicker and easier than traditional French Drains, with up to 50% in labor savings. Just dig a trench, connect and lay EZ Drain French Drain bundles in the trench, then connect to downstream piping and backfill with soil. Use our free drainage calculators, Home Drainage Center and NDS Stormwater Drainage mobile app to find the best solution for your specific drainage problem. NDS, founded in 1972, is the preferred choice of professionals and offers proven products, tools and expert support to help you get the job done right.

Highlights

  • Useful in solving surface and subsurface drainage problems for lawns and plant beds, building foundations and basements, retaining walls and raised planters and sports fields
  • Works as an infiltration system to detain water captured from upstream sources such as a downspout and slowly release it into the surrounding soil
  • Connect to same size EZ drain french drain or 4 in. single-wall corrugated drain pipe with internal coupling or 4 in. sewer and drain pipe with pipe adapter
  • 1% slope, each bundle has a flow rate of 113 GPM and storage volume of up to 16 Gal.
  • Strong structural integrity resists compaction and supports pedestrian traffic and lawn tractors when properly installed
  • Drainage bundle comes preassembled with 4 in. slotted corrugated drain pipe, lightweight engineered aggregate all encased in a 30-sieve white geotextile mesh fabric and ready to install
  • Flexible, 8 in. Dia, 10 ft. bundle bends around corners and straightaways and is easy to manipulate
  • Patented poly-rock is uniquely engineered with "flow channels" to increase void space, improve water flow rates by 30% and provide greater storage capacity compared to gravel systems
  • EZ drain french drain system works in conjunction with other NDS products such as catch basin drains, flo-well dry wells, channel drains, trench drains and pop-up drainage emitters as part of a complete stormwater drainage system
  • Ready-to-install design is a great back saver-no gravel needed and installs in half the time of traditional french drain systems
  • Bundles can be cut to size (see installation guide on NDSPro.com); multiple bundles can be connected together at the pipe ends with internal couplings . Recommend install with a minimum 1% slope for positive drainage
  • Includes one bundle; bundle is 8 in. dia. X 10 ft. long and contains a 4 in. slotted single-wall corrugated pipe surrounded by Poly-Rock, all encased in a white geotextile mesh sleeve
  • Single-wall corrugated slotted center drain pipe is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) using a combination of virgin and recycled content; mesh made of polyethylene geotextile. Poly-Rock made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) using 100% recycled content
  • Use with a catch basin or low-profile adapter to capture stormwater runoff from the surface; use basin or low-profile adapter with a drain grate on top to block debris from entering and clogging your drainage system
  • Use with a Flo-Well Dry Well System to detain excess water and slowly release it into the ground. Use with a Pop-Up Drainage Emitter to discharge collected water at a point of release downstream
  • Onsite stormwater management protects the watershed downstream, and limits excess runoff which can lead to negative impacts such as erosion, pollution, and flooding
  • NDS, founded in 1972, is the preferred choice of professionals and the leader in stormwater management with proven products, tools, and support to help you get the job done right
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Product Information

Internet # 202259347

Model # EZ-0802F

Store SKU # 227495

Specifications

Dimensions

Nominal Inside Pipe Diameter (In.)

4"

Product Length (ft.)

10 ft

Details

Color Family

White

Color/Finish

White/Foam

Corrugated Pipe Features

No Additional Features

Material

Polystyrene

Maximum Working Temperature (F)

140

Minimum working temperature (F)

33

Pack Size

1

Pipe or Fitting Product Type

Pipe & Tubing

Product Weight (lb.)

5 lb

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Limited Lifetime

Questions & Answers

168Questions
caret
Q:Can I use pea gravel or #8 stone for the base and top fill?
by|Jun 24, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Hi Chris, generally using 3/4" angular stone is better because of the larger gaps or void space between them compared to pea gravel, allowing water to flow more freely through the drainage system. This helps prevent water buildup and ensure more efficient drainage as water passes thru the system.

by|Jun 27, 2024
    caret
    Q:What is the ideal depth below the ground line for installation?
    by|May 16, 2024
    1 Answer
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    A:  Hi Todd, the EZ-Drain must be at least 8" below ground

    by|Jul 4, 2024
      1 found this answer helpful
      caret
      Q:The bottom of the 16 inch ditch where I installed 50 feet of pipe had some clay. Today I discovered the french drain was full of water at the emitter so I know it is working. Is it a good idea to dig up the pipe and add gravel or should I wait and see?
      by|May 8, 2024
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      A:  Hi jimG - Installer must consider the following during installation on a clay soil. Once the trench has been dug you will then place landscape non-geotextile fabric down in the trench. then you will add a layer of approximately 1" to 2" of 3/4" wash gravel under the EZ-Drain. The bed of gravel actually makes the system work better and water will go through the system-and-collect-and-convey water through the system. Then wrap or cover the system with the fabric then backfill with a good topsoil or gravel. Once the ground has been recharged with water-water will enter the system and convey and discharge water to a specific location within the site.

      by|May 9, 2024
        caret
        Q:Can I use this for drainage in a retaining wall structure?
        by|May 6, 2024
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        A:  Hi Bill, EZ-drain bundles can be placed at the base of the wall footing or stacked on the backside of the wall.

        by|Jun 4, 2024
          1 found this answer helpful
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          Customer Reviews

          4.3 out of 5

          • 4.3 out of 215 reviews
          • 70% recommend this product
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          I wanted to improve drainage in my side yard between two buildings. I just followed a detailed instructions provided by NDS for my application including connecting downspouts upstream, i.e. downspouts adapter with cleanouts, non-perforated pipes for the first 4' segments. As per instructions for clay soil (I live in north Georgia), I used heavy-duty landscape fabric as a secondary fabric with minimum 4" backfill mixed with sands. I also installed a wye in the middle by cutting one of them into half after tying with Zip Ties. It was very easy. This is a pretty clever invention!
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          Came as advertized and delivery was simple and installation easy. Just add quick connects to connect each section and drop in trench. Attachment to drain boxes was a bit more involved as outlets from box themselves didn’t have quick connectors and so had to slip on and silicone adhesive inside and around outside lip of pipe diameter. Hope that and dirt backfill around it all will keep in place but as not under pressure or anything expect that should survive as the it’s the weakness point found on assembly. Otherwise sections just snapped in place depending on connector chosen. Did 70 ft of drain in maybe 30’mins once trench was dug and agree manual gravel plus landscape barrier and then gravel and backfill would have been a bit cheaper but much more involved labor wise and time consuming and there is a cost to that also! Overall saved about $500 on quoted price for contractor doing same with non prefab pipe and gravel method. We’ll see how first rainfall and heavy rain goes!
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          Damaged
          It arrived with holes in the fabric and the beads falling out. It was also covered in bird poo. I didn’t have time to replace, so had to use.
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          Response from CSOMar 13, 2024
          Thank you for letting us know how you received this product. This is NDS, the manufacturer. We will share your feedback with the team. Please reach out to us if you have any questions at (888) 825-4716.
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            1 found this review helpful
            Drain used to keep water pressure from retaining wall
            worked prefectly as advertised
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            It Floats!
            It was not until I had installed this that I had realized one of the major problems with this product. It floats! I dug the trench which has to be pretty big to fit the entire pipe in. And then covered it with about 8 inches of dirt. After a big rain it then then floated to the top. The French drain on the other side of my house is conventional with rock and corrugated pipe I never thought that having all the flotation from the Styrofoam peanuts would result in such buoyancy. So if you do install it make sure you put a layer of rock or heavy dirt to keep it from surfacing. And bury it deep!
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            Response from THD-CSOMay 24, 2021
            Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, We have reached out to the manufacturer and their reply is,So glad to hear it! Thanks for taking the time to comment, and for choosing NDS.
              19 found this review helpful
              Love it!
              We love the product so much the we are extending our system along our entire fenceline. A neighbor showed us how to use it a a footer against the fence posts.
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                2 found this review helpful
                Southeast Georgia water table is high here.
                It super easy to install, hardest part is the digging. just alot of labor. first day after rain, it flowing almost half of a 4inch drain pipe.
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                  1 found this review helpful
                  Great product, poor implementation
                  I bought this on the day before yesterday. On yesterday, after digging the trench and preparing to close up my system I realized that I needed special End Caps. The end caps sitting next to it on the shelf didn't work. However, searching ALL of my local stores I found out that no one carries them. In one store, they had a hundred feet of tubes but no caps. Nonsense!
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                    Great product, but a little pricey. I had done an over 100 ft. French Drain with the "traditional...
                    Great product, but a little pricey. I had done an over 100 ft. French Drain with the "traditional method" using fabric, 3/4" stone, the corrugated slotted pipe, more stone, and then make the "burrito wrap" with the fabric. The "traditional method" works GREAT, but it IS a lot of work. I needed to add a little over 20 ft. from my neighbors downspouts to resolve the remaining drainage issues between our houses. I went the "easy route" and just bit the bullet on the price for this 20 ft. section. EZ-Drain IS convenient, very lightweight, easy to install. It IS, however, pricey at $50 per 10 ft. length. :( I also didn't realize till I got home that I had picked up a defective EZ-Drain 10 ft. length. It had a tear in the geotextile mesh fabric "sock", and had lost about a foot of the Poly-Rock™ by the time I got home. So, inspect the product before you leave the store.
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                    Simple to utilize. sometimes difficult to connect together with joint pieces. they did not slip t...
                    Simple to utilize. sometimes difficult to connect together with joint pieces. they did not slip together always as easy as other connections.
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