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Drywell standards

Posted by Bruce M on June 7th, 1998 08:01 AM
In reply to Dry well specifics by Paul Skinger on June 5th, 1998 12:13 PM [Go to top of thread]

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> Dry well Links by Handyman on 07/24/2006

Hi Paul

The purpose of a drywell is to collect water run-off when normal drainage won't work or is too slow. County building inspections offices usually have a drawing of standards for drywells, in terms of depth, distance from house, capping, etc. Essentially, you want the hole to be deep enough so it won't fill up even with the hardest rains. Your ground should be porous enough and the water table low enough so that the water will percolate within a reasonable time (there may be a standard for this) and the hole should be far enough from the house so that the water will not saturate the soil in contact with your foundation (there may be a distance standard for this also).

Hope this helps

Bruce M

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