3 Things to Know about a Dry Well System

Are you tired of dealing with standing water in your yard every time it rains? If so, you may want to consider installing a dry well system. Dry wells help prevent flooding and water damage by collecting and dispersing excess water from your property. Before you make a decision about this lawn drainage system, The Southern Landscape Group gives you three important things you should know ahead of time.

3 Things to Know About a Dry Well System

1. How Dry Wells Work

A dry well is essentially a large, underground container that collects rainwater runoff from your property. The excess water is directed into the dry well through a series of pipes or channels connected to your existing drainage system. Once in the dry well, the water slowly percolates into the surrounding soil, where it is naturally filtered and absorbed. This helps to prevent surface water buildup and reduces the risk of erosion and flooding on your property.

2. Installation Considerations

Before installing a dry well system, there are several factors to consider. First, you'll need to determine the size and location of the dry well based on the amount of rainfall we typically receive and the size of your property. It's also important to ensure that the soil around the proposed location of the dry well has sufficient permeability to allow for proper drainage. Additionally, be sure to check local building codes and regulations before beginning installation to ensure compliance.

3. Maintenance Requirements

Like any other drainage system, a dry well requires regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance. Over time, debris, such as leaves, twigs, and sediment, can accumulate in the dry well and clog the drainage pipes. To prevent this from happening, it's important to inspect and clean out your dry well periodically. Depending on how quickly debris builds up in your area, you may need to schedule maintenance once or twice a year.

Improve Your Lawn Drainage This Spring

Spring rains here in Aberdeen, NC, leave a lot of puddles scattered across lawns and landscapes. If your property is plagued year after year by poor lawn drainage, then it might be time to consider a dry well system or some sort of other drainage solution from The Southern Landscape Group. Our knowledgeable team is standing by to take your call and help improve your lawn drainage. We even have RPZ backflow to help remove contaminated water from your property. To learn more about these services and more, contact us at (910) 944-2361.