What is a french drain?

Recently, I had trouble with my land constantly becoming waterlogged and as a result very swampy. I couldn’t even step on it without it getting worse.

I did some research and found that a french drain would be the perfect solution. However, my next immediate question was:

What exactly is a french drain?

A french drain is basically a pipe that lays in a sloped trench, filled with gravel or aggregate. The basic premise is that water always flows downhill and and therefore, the pipe will lead water away from your land.

I found out all this information from a great article on Valley Rise Landscapes website. They are a respected landscaping company in Preston and created a quality guide all about land drains.

You can read the article here: The definite guide to land drainage systems.

How do french drains works?

French drains essentially just provide an easy route for water to flow along. The water will run down a slope, flow through gravel or aggregate and then through the small holes in the perforated pipe, at the bottom of the trench.

The water continues to flow until it reaches a collection point which will ideally be a fair distance away from your garden.

Good collection points to get rid of your excess water could be a drainage ditch, a dry well or the street.

When you need a french drain?

If you have a problem with surface water, such as a waterlogged garden or piece of land, you could definitely benefit from having a french drain installed.

If you’re building a retaining wall on a hillside

If you’re building a retaining wall, make sure to add a french drain behind the blocks or stones.

If you fail to do this, water flowing down the hill will eventually start to build up against the wall.

If you need help with building a retaining wall or installing a french drain or land drainage system. Check out Valley Rise Landscapes, after reading a couple of their articles and viewing their work, I advise you to give them a try if you live around Lancashire.

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Garden Design Lancashire

Garden designers in Lancashire

Valley Rise Landscapes are highly experienced, expert garden designers covering all of Lancashire, including Adlington, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Buckshaw Village, Burnley, Chorley, Cleveleys, Clitheroe, Darwen, Euxton, Lancaster, Leyland, Lytham, Penwortham, Preston, Southport, Wigan and the surrounding areas. Valley Rise Landscapes offer a range of garden design services to the covered areas including garden design services, landscaping services, driveway construction services, garden retaining walls, porcelain paving, lawn turfing, artificial grass, water features, garden ponds, Indian stone paving and land drainage systems.

Garden design services

Valley Rise Landscapes can sketch, design and implement a beautiful outdoor space based on your requirements, including budget, timescale, materials and the space available. After producing an architectural drawing, you can choose which garden you like or, whether you want specific aspects changing to suit your ideas. Once a design has been chosen, Their expert garden designers, based in Lancashire will source all of the materials, plants, furniture and other items and start the landscaping process. Before you know it, you will be sitting in your dream garden!

Look below for just some images of the many garden design projects that Valley Rise Landscapes have completed in Lancashire and the surrounding areas. From standard garden design services and landscaping to garden retaining walls, water features and garden pond installation, Valley Rise Landscapes have the expertise and knowledge to design and implement it in the best way possible for your outdoor space.

Landscaping in Lancashire

Valley Rise Landscapes are also experienced landscapers. Being one of the leading landscaping teams in Lancashire, they can easily handle any landscaping project, big or small. Whether you have a small outdoor garden space and wish to give it a face-lift or, you have moved into a new build with a messy garden and need the whole garden designed and landscaped. Whatever your requirements, Valley Rise Landscapes will be able to give you a great value quote and design your dream garden or outdoor space.

Contact Valley Rise Landscapes

If you like any of Valley Rise Landscapes previous garden design projects in Lancashire and need your outdoor space designing or, simply need garden design ideas, be sure to contact Valley Rise Landscapes today for a free, no-obligation consultation meeting with one of their expert garden designers where we are confident you will receive an amazing, great value quote compared to other landscapers in Lancashire.

Mobile Phone Repair Postal Service – Lancashire

How does Repair My Phone Screen’s postal repair service work?

Browse their website to locate your mobile phone, choose the repair type and checkout

Send your phone in a padded envelope / postal box to ensure that it does not get damaged. Repair My Phone Screen also offer their own posting packages to protect your smartphone.

They will repair your phone the same day they receive it and post it back the straight away.

When Repair My Phone Screen receive your phone, they perform initial checks on the phone to ensure no additional problems to the faults you have ordered to be repaired are found. If any additional faults are found, they will contact you to let you know.

They repair phones from all over the UK !

Repair My Phone Screen accept phones for repair from all around the country, so even if you are not located near one of their technical centres, you can still take advantage of their repair service.

Repair My Phone Screen’s technical centre is located at:-
117 Friargate,

Get your Apple iPhone screen repaired

Experts in iPhone screen repair

Repair My Phone Screen are the trusted tech repair specialists, offering express iPhone screen repair, battery replacement & several other iPhone repair services. With the iPhone screen replacement performed in as little as 30 minutes, feel free to wait with them in-store or send your iPhone in via mail and receive it back the same day.

Repair My Phone Screen are the trusted tech repair specialists, offering express iPhone screen repair, battery replacement & several other iPhone repair services. With the iPhone screen replacement performed in as little as 30 minutes, feel free to wait with us in-store, send your iPhone in via mail and receive it back the same day.

Our expert technicians can carry out your repair, whatever the issue. Whether your iPhone has a scratched or cracked screen and needs a screen replacement, won’t turn on, not charging, water damaged, needs a battery replacement or if you are experiencing issues with your audio, buttons, camera, charging dock or signal, our specialists are trained to diagnose and fix all of these issues and more while you wait.

Offering a full range of services, our repair technicians are also qualified to fix faulty LCD displays and provide data recovery if your data is lost, corrupted or cannot be accessed. Be assured that all the parts we use are of the highest quality and we even offer a 6 months warranty with our Apple iPhone repairs.

Experts in Samsung screen repair

Repair My Phone Screen are the trusted tech specialists for Samsung phone repair, so whether you need a screen repair, screen replacement or have any other issues including battery, audio or signal problems, our accredited repair technicians can help.

We offer a same day courier service, as well as the option to securely post your device to us so we can carry out your Samsung repair and have it back with you as quickly as possible.

We know how inconvenient it is when your smartphone is out of action, which is why we endeavour to complete many different types of Samsung phone repair in an hour or less. You can wait in store while we repair, or leave it with us and come back later to collect it.

Webdesign Preston

With so many generic websites out there, you want to make sure your business offers a unique and memorable online experience that will encourage visitors to stay on your site. T&G Web Design’s dedicated experts are passionate about developing bespoke, beautiful and user-friendly websites that will stand out, elevating out clients’ businesses to the next level.

Our team will help you to maximise your website’s potential so you can attract more customers and increase sales. We do so much more than creating and optimising stunning sites; after all, what’s the point in achieving a high ranking if you can’t keep visitors browsing?

By trusting us, you are guaranteed a highly effective website with a clean layout that is incredibly easy for your customers and clients to navigate. We won’t overwhelm you with confusing jargon; we simplify the entire process for you so you can focus on running your business.

Having designed, developed and marketed hundreds of websites for businesses all across the nation, T&G Web Design have amassed an extensive portfolio from our cosy office close to Preston, Lancashire.

If your business needs a contemporary website, an effective SEO strategy or marketing assistance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us now.

Glamping Pods Manufacturer

With Modular Leisure Buildings glamping pods you can depend on speedy construction using our own SIPs, competitive pricing and the highest quality all in one package. The company operates out of  40,000 sq.ft. factory with a workforce of skilled personnel to manufacture Leisure buildings and modular units from scratch. At the heart of it all are stringent quality controls that take the standards of leisure building construction to new levels.

We produce the best and highest level quality glamping pods that give you an amazing glamping experience.

Our glamping pods are complete with high thermal rating for winter warmth and summer cooling plus substantial energy savings.

Flooring Tools Direct

Flooring Tools Direct is a recently established company which is there to provide flooring supplies and services to the independent trades person, By working with many leading manufacturers to offer the widest range of products available directly to the installer at trade prices. As well as all of this we also aim to offer technical support provided by not only ourselves but our current suppliers.

We sell a variety of the best and newest flooring tools on the market.

Marian Grey Opticians

Are you bored by the generic high street ‘designer’ brands that everyone is wearing? At Marian Gray Opticians, we pride ourselves on providing eyewear that’s a little different. Our professional staff are widely experienced and draw upon their wealth of expertise to ensue you receive the best possible service. We’ve been in the industry long enough to know what eyewear will suit and fit you perfectly.

At our opticians, we offer a relaxed atmosphere where you’ll be looked after like a VIP. Unlike some of the bigger practices, we won’t rush you. We take our time with you to ensure that you’re happy with whatever you decide.


Avacab Taxis Ltd, has been in business for over 20 years and has been built to it’s present size by a combination of acquisition and general growth, and is now the largest Taxi company in the South Ribble area with over 100 vehicles in the fleet.

Avacab have an enviable reputation and have a philosophy of building their business on offering reliable, courteous and consistent service, combined with a modern well maintained fleet of vehicles.

From the Avacab office in Leyland, vehicles are controlled by radio and computerised booking/tracking system.

At Avacab we have updated the computer control systems, and all vehicles are now satellite linked to the main office. This means the operator’s are able to give exact up to date information to the customer at all times.

Our operation centre is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to provide you with an unrivalled service.