After listening to he advise from several people I decided to create a Dry Well.
The basic concept of a dry well is to collect and redirect rain underground and allow it to filter its way to an area further away from buildings.
Step 1: Material
- A roll of "separator" fabric - Home despot, yard center, Lowes...
- 15 ft of 6 inch pvc
- Pvc fittings (90s..)
- 3/4 in gravel. I could have used bigger gravel but I had this on hand.
- A drill and 1/2inch bit
- A shovel.
- Enough time to dig a big hole....
- A 55 gallon barrel.
Step 2: Diggin' 1
the trench has a slight slope to it (1inch for every 4 ft). Of course the path of the trench is away from the house so the dry well is going to be about 20ft from the nearest wall.
Step 3: The barrel
I drilled 1/2 inch holes every 10 inch on the barrel. T'hat's about 5 rows of 6 holes per row. I did not drill the bottom of the barrel. When it's all done, the barrel will be upside down with the bottom facing up.