What could be causing standing water on top of a new yard french drain?
I am working on a french drain solution in my backyard. I just finished covering the last section up yesterday and it started to rain today. Test 1!
Results: standing water on top of small sections of the drain lines.
I got out and removed the dirt from some sections. Looks like the puddle issue is resolved in some places:
This makes me believe the issue is mainly compact soul, due to working over the finished parts while finishing up the rest. Taking up the dirt for the picture above, it was indeed very compact.
But in other places it looks like the water continues to pool even after removing the dirt:
Why else might I have standing water over top a new drain system?
The make-up is gravel and a 4-inch perforated pipe all surrounded by landscape fabric.