Originally Posted by moreira85
Looking to do a dry well to bury one downspout. Dug a 4 ft by 2.5 hole and put in about 10 gallons of water. Monitored and got about 5 inch drop over 1 hour. It's a clay based soil. I wasn't impressed by this. Should I abondoned this? My other option is I could dig a trench that would have to go under the walkway through the yard and empty into the street. Does option B sound better? I wasn't sure where to post this.
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you are pretty close to the water where you are. Here on the east end of Long island in most of the areas you can dig down about 2-8 feet a get clean sand maybe it will work where you are. check this out http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...&highlight=dry
on Monday i was digging a very small dry well for a puddle that forms in a low spot of a driveway after 4.5 feet i was in the water table.