Dry Well Construction
Construction of a Dry Well is outlined below:
1. This is the initial excavation.
Drainage lines are drawn and
excavation is underway. Soil is removed and the trench is cut.
2. Construction of the Dry Well. This will
be come a large garbage
can size hole that will measure over 4' deep by 4' wide. This
the reservoir where rainwater will ultimately drain too from the
downspouts and sump pump.
3. As you can see all trench lines are cut
straight for improved flow
of runoff. All removed soil is temporarily
placed on plywood to
not disturb unaffected grass/sod in the
process. PLEASE NOTE:
Take notice to yellow colored flags in the
background. All sites
are marked by JULIE to ensure that underground
marked. This ensures worker safety.
4. River rock installation. The Dry Well has
been constructed and
is now being back filled with rock. This will give the Well
structure and allow for retention of runoff.
5. The 4" pipe has been installed and is now back
filled with dirt
and leveled for sod installation.
6. An example of a connection from downspout to
line away from the house.
7. Sod has been installed over trench and has been watered.
Grass seed applied.
8. Problem areas around foundation addressed. Dirt installation
to promote runoff away from the house foundation.