How do I build a dry well for lawn drainage?
Hello. I live downhill from my neighbor and I'm trying to solve a problem of two much water running into my side yard and causing yard flooding.
The good news is that the flooded area is small and clearly at the low spot of my side yard. I was thinking about building a dry well to drain the water.
Any suggestions around how to do this? Is it as easy as just digging a hold 4 feet deep, filling it up with crushed stone, and putting a drain pipe into the middle of it just below the level of the grass?
Does this method work pretty well or are there more sophisticated approaches? Anything you can buy pre-built that makes it easier?
My soil is not clay so I think it should work.
Thanks a lot for your advice!