Recently it seems like people living in Indiana have accepted that once the snow melts their basement will flood. We are here to tell you, you don’t have to live that way! Water covering your walkway and constant pooling in your basement is not something you and your family have to deal with.

You may think that these problems are an easy fix, like relocating a downspout. Sometimes that’s possible, but at other times it is not. In that case you will want to call a plumber to install a dry well in your yard.

A dry well is installed by digging a hole in the ground, into which is inserted a well that your plumber can build using PVC pipe, rounded stones, landscaping fabric, an overflow emitter and other material. The dry well can then receive gray water from sources such as sinks, showers, or as in this case, runoff from the roof.

The first thing to check when considering installing a dry well is your water table. If your area has a high water table, then a dry well may not solve the problem for you because the water table will be too high for the dry well to drain properly. If your water table is not high, then installing a dry well may be the only thing you need to solve your flooding problem.

You often need a dry well installed because they relieve the liquid load on a septic system leach field that may be nearing the end of its life. It’s simply easier to construct a separate outside dry well to receive this gray water, rather than construct the plumbing necessary to route the water to the septic system. Once your specially trained plumber has figured out how many dry wells you need to handle your flooding problem your contractor can begin installation.

Although this project seems like an annoying task it is something that needs to be done to ensure your family’s home isn’t infested with mold and other water related problems. If you need assistance preventing water damage in your home, call Westside Plumbing, Inc. at (317) 445-8399. We offer plumbing, water heater repair, and sump pump installation services in Brownsburg, Indiana and the surrounding areas.

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