Dry Well Installation

Reclaim Your Soggy Yard
Dry Well Installation

When we plan to install a dry well for your home, there are several things to consider. One of the most important things to consider is where to place the well. The best location is at least 12 feet away from the home’s foundation. Depending on the amount of water you receive, we may need to dig an extra ditch or swale to direct water away from the well.

Depending on the type of soil that you have, you may have to install more than one dry well. If the soil is very heavy clay, the water may take much longer to drain. Regardless, a dry well will help keep your home free of water in areas where it can accumulate. It can also act as an outlet for other types of drainage systems. If you live in an area with slow-draining soil, a dry well may be the best solution.

During the installation process, we trench the rain gutters and sump pump discharge lines to the dry well. For the dry well, we excavate a hole about twice the size of the well we insert. The well is a polyethylene container, sized based on needs, and has an overflow valve that sits level with the ground. The well is installed in the ground then large rocks and gravel are used to backfill, giving water an easy path to drain. The tank is wrapped in landscape fabric to filter out any small debris that could get into it prior to covering all with soil and leveling.

You can now plant new grass around or we can finish with a rock bed or create a landscape bed depending on your preference.