Hi guys, I haven't been posting much lately as I have been busy in my garden to surprise you guys with pics on all of the work I have done with my first french drain. I have searched and searched every single day to learn everything about building a french drain, watched videos, viewed pics, etc. However all of the sites out there, it just says "let french drain run off to lower level". However none of these sites explain what to do if you do not live on a big hill. I dug a hole 2 feet deep at an angle facing downwards, however the land isn't very steep so with the pipe facing at a downward angle, the end of the pipe will just hit a dirt wall. To compensate I dug a hole filled with gravel for the end pipe to let the water run. However when a ton of water comes flowing through, I assume the hole will get filled with water and begin to flow back into my yard to have the same pooling effect as before? I created a quick pic to demonstrate what I mean, please excuse how ugly it is as I totally suck with graphics: I believe the hole will just pool up and bring the water back. I say this because I ran my waterhose for about a minute without the perforated pipe and all of the water ran down nicely but once it reached the end it began filling up quickly.