How do u build a drywell

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by beegreenlandcare, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. beegreenlandcare

    beegreenlandcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    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.
  2. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. 2brothersyardcare

    2brothersyardcare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    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
  4. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    I've never found that the NDS FloWell does any better than a properly dug hole with rocks in it.
  5. BeSeenGraphics

    BeSeenGraphics LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    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.

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