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Old 04-30-2017, 10:36 AM   #1
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Some sort of drywell needed.


I don't know if this is the right section for this but here goes. I had my backyard redone a few years ago and when they graded the concrete and pavers the water runs to the gate leading out of the yard. Now the area in front of the gate gets saturated and turns to mud. As a temporary repair I made a hole about 3 feet by 3 feet and about a foot deep and put crushed stone in there. It worked for awhile but now that has become saturated and the area around there is now muddy. So now it is a big mess.

I would like to add a dry well to in front of the gate area. I would need a grating on top of it to allow the water to flow into the well. I know how to dig the hole and put stone around it but from there I would need some guidance. Like how to set up the top for the grating.

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As a temporary repair I made a hole about 3 feet by 3 feet and about a foot deep and put crushed stone in there. It worked for awhile but now that has become saturated and the area around there is now muddy. So now it is a big mess.
Ayuh,.... Another dry-well is gonna do the same thing, fill up, 'n make a mess,....

Regrade the area, 'n pitch the water away,....
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Ayuh,.... Another dry-well is gonna do the same thing, fill up, 'n make a mess,....

Regrade the area, 'n pitch the water away,....

Can't regrade the area it is concrete and pavers. There isn't a dry well there now. It is a hole with rock in it.

Any ideas on a dry well.
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It is a hole with rock in it.
Ayuh,.... Which is what a dry-well is,....
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Ayuh,.... Which is what a dry-well is,....

Ayuh maybe the one I was thinking of has a 55 gallon drum in the ground with some sort of gravel around it. maybe a grill over something to catch the water and then some sort of pipe to bring it to the 55 gallon drum.

Maybe someone that actually did one can chime in and let me know how they did it.
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I have used a Bobcat with an auger to drill a hole 8 ft deep and filled it with a sonotube then gravel. Worked fine, but it depends on the volume of water and the soil's associated Perc Rate to function properly. If the deep soil does not drain well, you run the risk of overflowing.
Cover the top with a soil fabric so it doesn't fill with dirt.
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No way to bore (water drill) under the concrete and pavers and run some PVC drain to a lower area/street.......?????

I'm kinda lost as to what a 55 gallon drum is going to do for you... at least after 55 gallons of rain falls.
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