Lawn Drains to Drywell OK?

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  1. BobD777

    BobD777 New Member

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    I've got a situation where I need to put in some lawn drains in an area of our lawn where water collects from a nearby slope. We just had a patio installed and then had the whole property graded last year, power raked and finished with topsoil. We also planted lawn. However, we've got a good clay base under it all. I'm hoping that after the lawn establishes itself, it helps absorb more of the water off the slope.

    I know I need the lawn drains. The question is, is it OK to have those tie into the drain pipes I have buried nearby, that lead to a big drywell we had put in for our gutters? I'm not so concerned about the capacity of the drywell, but am concerned with having debris get into the drywell. My mason last year planted that concern in my head. But today I spoke to a landscaping guy who said we could addres that concern by putting some filter/fabric over the outlet on the catch basin that goes to the drain pipe.

    Any thoughts/recommendations?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. WorthFlorida

    WorthFlorida The wife is still training me.

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    Sounds good to use fabric. My brother's house in Lake Grove, NY put in a dry well for standing water and twenty years later it is still working. The big issue is the fall leaves and the fabric will block the leaves.
     
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  4. BobD777

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    Twenty years with no problems. I can live with that!

    Do you know if he put the fabric under the top grating, or over the opening in the catch basin leading to the drywell? I think the former sounds a lot easier.
     
  5. WorthFlorida

    WorthFlorida The wife is still training me.

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    I think he just dug a deep hole and filled it with rock and fabric. It's all grass now and no sign of a drain.
     
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