Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Perforated and Broken Pipes

Having dug the ditch for the new French drain, the reason for the dampness becomes apparent, a broken drain pipe filled with soil.

Stone is added to the base of the trench upon which a perforated pipe is laid along the entire length of the trench. The pipes purpose, to allow any collected water to perforate along its full length and out of the end into the soak away.

A replacement piece of drain pipe is connected to the old underground pipe. The team will return tomorrow to continue the French drain construction.


  1. It seems that working on those broken pipes wasn't easy, but you guys seemed to enjoy it. That's great! You look cool carrying those huge pipes and tools. I can feel how dedicated you are to your work. The fact that you've created a blog just to share your experiences as a gardening group was already amazing to me. You should continue doing wonderful things. You guys are truly an asset to Worcester College! :D

    Darryl Iorio

    1. Darryl, Thank you so much for your very kind comment about our blog. We are so pleased you are enjoying the work of the garden team and are glad we have managed to convey how much we enjoy working in the gardens of Worcester College. Best regards The Gardeners Of Worcester College.