French drain help

I am installing a French drain between my driveway and house. The only plac
e to exit the French drain is on top of the driveway. However, If the end o
f the drain exits the driveway, this severely limits the depth of the Frenc
h drain in order to ensure a slope toward the end if that makes sense.
My question is, I have seen pop up drain emitters. They basically look like
a 4 inch 90 degree elbow with a top that pops up when water pressure is ex
erted. Will a French drain product enough pressure to force the water out o
f this type of emitter since water will have to travel "up hill" albeit for
just the length of the elbow.
I appreciate any advice!
Reply to
stryped
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Not likely, the pop up's work off the pressure increase, the drain will slowly fill but not develop any pressure. Probably the easier solution would be a sump pit with two submersible sump pumps. Then you could run the drain without a lot of hassle.
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Steve W.

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