I had a section of my backyard that turned into a river during heavy rain. Then the water pooled for a while less than 10 feet from my house and finally made its way along the "path of least resistance" into my basement. 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
For this project we used:
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.