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Old 06-18-2012, 12:44 PM   #1
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I have some pooling of rainwater right at the edge of my lawn and concrete patio. I'm thinking the pool has gotten as large as 3-4 inches deep and about five feet diameter. The issue I've run into is during the winter it will pool and then freeze and I have a mini ice rink....and I don't ice skate! Is it enough to dig a drywell? I'm thinking if I dig a 12-18 inch diameter drywell about 5 feet deep the ground down there is warm enough to absorb the excess water and the well is large enough to take in all the water. Any thoughts?

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Old 06-18-2012, 02:29 PM   #2
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I'm thinking if I dig a 12-18 inch diameter drywell about 5 feet deep the ground down there is warm enough to absorb the excess water and the well is large enough to take in all the water.
So long as you know you need to get rid of the water too.

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Is it enough to dig a drywell?
It's a good start.

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Old 06-19-2012, 08:46 AM   #3
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Make sure you can legally have a drywell. Many municipalities I have lived ban them for risk of contamination to ground water, drinkng water aquafores, etc.
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