Dry Well Installation and Exterior Drainage Solutions in massachusetts and rhode island

Poor exterior drainage is a common problem faced by homeowners and can result in water accumulation near your foundation and soggy or flooded areas in your lawn.  Drycrete Waterproofing can help manage your exterior drainage issues with the dry well or underground discharge line installation.

Identifying exterior drainage issues:

The first step in addressing exterior drainage issues is identifying that you have them in the first place. While some warning signs may be obvious, like pooling water, others may go unnoticed. If you are concerned that you are having exterior drainage issues look out for the following.
Standing Water
One of the easiest signs to identify. Look out for pooling water after rain events or irrigation cycles. Keep note of where it is pooling.
Soggy or Wet Areas
Certain parts of the yard remain constantly damp or muddy, even in dry weather conditions.
Waterlogged Plants
Plants that exhibit signs of wilting, root rot, or yellowing leaves may be suffering from excessive water due to poor drainage.
Foul Odors
Stagnant water can emit unpleasant odors caused by decaying organic matter, indicating poor drainage.
Insect Infestations
Stagnant water provides a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other water-loving insects.
Surface Cracks
In areas with poor drainage, the soil may expand and contract excessively, leading to visible cracks on the ground surface.
Washed out Mulch or Gravel
Mulch or gravel that gets washed away from their designated areas might indicate water flow issues.

Solutions to improve poor yard drainage:

Waterproofing solutions aren’t about stopping water, they’re about managing where it goes. Drycrete Waterproofing employs a few different water management systems to address exterior drainage issues.

Dry Well Installation:

A dry well is a perforated container installed underground that is designed to collect and disperse stormwater or excess rainwater into the surrounding soil. Water that would otherwise be pooling in your yard is diverted into the dry well.

Advantages of a Dry Well Installation:

The Process:

1. Dig a trench roughly 12 inches deep from the water source you’re redirecting (Ex. French drain) to the desired location of your dry well. 

2. Dig a 4 x 4 x 4 foot hole.

3. Lie down filter fabric and install a 50-gallon perforated barrel.

4. Tie the dry well into an existing or new underground discharge line. 

5. Fill the hole in with crushed stone for additional filtration and space for water catchment.

6. Replace the soil and sod leaving the yard like we were never there. 

Underground Discharge Line Installation:

An underground discharge line is a pipe that carries water from one location to another for drainage or transportation purposes. These lines are buried beneath the surface to avoid interference with the landscape, structures, and activities on the ground. Underground discharges lines are typically installed to manage water discharge from sump pumps and gutter downspouts.

Advantages of an Underground Discharge Line Installation:

The Process:

1. Dig a 12-inch trench to the desired location of water discharge.

2. Install a hard pipe tied into the sump pump discharge line and/or gutter downspout. Drycrete installs the pipe in 10-foot lengths, ensuring that each section is properly pitched to keep water flowing away from the home and preventing freezing or blockages.

3. Ensure the pipe is daylighted and fill in the trench and replace sod. 

Let Drycrete Waterproofing Help with Your Dry Well and Underground Discharge Line Installation:

Insufficient exterior drainage is one of the leading causes of water damage. Drycrete Waterproofing can help you address those issues with the installation of a dry well or underground discharge line in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Give us a call today to get your free on site assessment!

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