The area where we just bought our new house has soil that is mostly clay and therefore doesn't drain particularly well. The builder came out and threw sand on the problem areas, but it hasn't improved the situation. Would it be worth my time to install French drains on my own to solve the drainage problem?

-My lot backs up to a drainage trench - which is where I planned on running them to...

Thanks for the help TOH!

Jeremy,
Bastrop, TX