The first thing you need to do to lay drain tile is dig a trench around your house. You have to dig all the way to the foundation and along the concrete that extends from the foundation. Next you’ll want to add filtration paper to the trench. The filtration paper will keep the drain tile from getting clogged. The third step is to lay the tile. Place the sections of drain tile on top the filtration paper along the edges of the footer. Make sure you use a good sealant to bond the joints together. Now you need to fill in the trench with a good six inches of clean gravel. Once the gravel is in place, fill in the trench with the dirt you originally dug out.