My wife and I bought a house recently but sadley the rainy season has come and I noticed a bad smell coming from the crawlspace I went under neath and found standing water about a inch deep running along two walls of the house.
The rain water is sitting on one side of the house and will take a few days to actually drain away/ evaporate so I've decided to install a French drain to help it run.
I was going to use 4in corrugated piping and hook the gutter system into it
And I just had a few questions
How far away from the foundation should I be?
With the soil being a majority sand should I dig shallow or deep? Or deep with a lot of stone on top?
And with the soil be majority sand should I use small stone, or large?
Thanks in advance for any advise you guys have!