Front walkway drainage
I am looking for suggestions on how to solve a minor drainage issue.
I am having an issue with water pooling on our front walkway/entrance. It's not really surprising considering that the front lawn and driveway slope towards the house. Luckily, someone did something right, there is a grade AWAY from the house and water does not collect close to the foundation. I would also like to add a small walkway parallel to our drive leading up to the existing walkway. My first thought is to install a dry well to the left of the walk but I'm not sure how it would work in our soil (Austin, TX). I also considered a french drain but it would require a run around the house to the back of the property (at least 200').
Hopefully the pictures will illustrate what I'm talking about.