View Full Version : How do u build a drywell

08-03-2009, 09:18 PM
Where can I find a good plan for a drywell? I saw one on a TV show quite awhile ago and I know they didn't show all the steps in doing itrite. I have a client who needs one in the back yard for her sump pump to run into w/o soaking/killing a spot in her lawn in Spring every year.

Dreams To Designs
08-04-2009, 09:59 AM
Look at NDS for the Flo-Well. It is a much more effective and efficient drywell than a hole just filled with rock. They also offer a calculator on the NDS Pro web site to determine if one or more Flo-Wells will be sufficient.



08-04-2009, 05:40 PM
just dig a hole and put a crap load of rocks most of the water stays in the pip put a 15 degree slant to it

08-05-2009, 12:43 AM
I've never found that the NDS FloWell does any better than a properly dug hole with rocks in it.

08-05-2009, 10:55 AM
I did a few dry wells on my Kubota L3130 (BH90 hoe).

I'd go down where they sell septic tanks near you and ask them if they have dry wells. They will.

Here is what they can look like...remember...there is a top for them too. The bottom is open.


You I would normally use #3 or #4 stone to make the good bed for it to sit in. Then call the company to deliver it...they set it in the hole. Then hook up my pipe. Back fill the sides with more of your stone. Cover it up and seed.

It's pretty easy.