Hi! I’m Blair Gilbert, a.k.a.


As a third-generation hardware store owner, licensed builder, and finish carpenter, my mission is to help you “do it right the first time!”  On this site, I share expert home and yard DIY advice in over 250 articles and videos. Feel free to dive in!

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  • Drain Low Yard To Pipe Collector Sump Pump (2/27/2023) by Blair Gilbert

    When a yard has water pooling in low areas, it can be drained to your sump pump with a collector pipe.

    Materials needed are perforated PVC pipe and connections, stone and landscape cloth. It requires some shallow digging to bury the collector pipe.

    And remember to save the dirt!

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