Dry Well Installation

What is a Dry Well?

A dry well is an underground structure that diverts pooled water in a yard underground. These wells are deeper than their width, commonly measuring three feet wide at the surface and 30 to 70 feet deep underground. 

Dry wells are lined with perforated casings and can be filled with gravel or just left empty. Proper dry well installation usually involves some sort of pretreatment that removes oil and other types of contaminants, which reduces the risk of clogging and transporting pollutants underground.

Signs You Need a Dry Well

The signs your property could benefit from a dry well installation are usually quite obvious and can include:

  • Lingering water around your house
  • Pools of water in your yard
  • Muddy areas
  • Constantly slippery walkways and patios
  • Wet or flooded basement
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Top Advantages of Dry Wells

Dry well installation is a great solution to a variety of property drainage issues. Dry wells: 

  • Are are helpful for areas where near-surface infiltration is restricted
  • Can be used for groundwater recharge
  • Can be installed using a small amount of area
  • Ease the strain on your sump pump
  • Assist your gutter systems
  • Keep hardscapes dry and safe (e.g., driveways, patios, etc.)
  • Keep your plants and vegetation healthy by avoiding excess dampness leading to root disease and rot.
  • Are relatively easy to maintain

Dry Well Installation

Drycrete Waterproofing’s dry well installation is efficient and professional. First, we precisely map out the ideal location, taking great pains to make sure all excess water will be diverted in the correct direction. A hole and trench are dug and then the trench pipeline is installed.

Specific tools and techniques are used to center the dry well exactly in the hole. Then, the surrounding area is filled with gravel until it reaches the top. Next, we install an overflow emitter which allows any excess water to escape. And finally, our experts cover the installed dry well with soil, sod, or landscape fabric.

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Dry Well Maintenance, Cleaning, and Repair

Dry wells can go for years without problems. However, it always makes sense to ensure proper functioning through maintenance. There is not a lot to do, but it is important. One key task you can perform on your own is to clean all your gutters and downspouts on a regular basis. This simple job will keep a bunch of dirt and debris from ever reaching your dry well in the first place.

From time-to-time your dry well system may need to be cleaned. This process involves vacuum trucks that remove water, sludge, and debris (both organic and non-organic) from your dry well. Obviously, this job is best left to experts.

If your dry well stops working altogether, it may need a repair. All repairs need to be done in a timely manner or the issues just worsen and end up being more costly than need be. Professionals have the expertise and the tools to inspect your dry well, determine the source of any problems, and repair them properly.

Contact Drycrete Waterproofing For All Your Dry Well Services!

Drycrete has the knowledge, experience, and expertise to tend to your dry well installation, maintenance, and repair needs. Should you need a dry well installation or to replace or repair an existing one, we are the right people to call. Contact us to request a quote!

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