Dry Well Services
Dry Well Services
Dry wells are an affordable and out-of-sight drainage solution that can save property owners from flooding and erosion after storms. It’s one of the most effective ways to manage water runoff for properties in the Chicagoland area. If you have a dry well, or are considering installing one at your property, the ULB-DRY Waterproofing team is here to help. We’re a trusted dry well service provider in the Chicagoland area, and you can count on us to get the job done right.
What Is a Dry Well?
Dry wells are drainage structures that are intended to help drain rainwater away from driveways, parking lots, buildings, roofs, roads, and bridges. These are often a standard waterproofing system for businesses and/or municipalities to manage their rainwater runoff alongside catch basins. In terms of residential usage, home developments and apartment complexes often use sumps in combination with dry wells and catch basins. However, newer constructions often replace dry wells for catch basins.
Commonly found in older properties, dry wells are made up of multiple, precast concrete rings based on their depth to allow for sufficient drainage. A large, reinforced hole covered with a metal grate catches rainwater that flows down, and it filters the rainwater into the surrounding soil.
Rainwater often carries a lot of other elements — including trash, foliage, tree limbs, and rocks — into the drainage system. When this debris starts to accumulate, the system could malfunction, which could lead to flooding. As a result, dry wells require specific installation, cleaning, and maintenance efforts.
Dry Well Installation
ULB-DRY Waterproofing’s specialists install dry wells in quick, simple steps. They dig a hole and trench and carefully map it out based on the surrounding landscape to prevent the soil from clogging. Precision is necessary here, as even a minor flaw can divert water in unintended directions. Once the initial prep work is carried out, they set up the trench pipeline and get onto adjusting the pitch. When the pitch is set right, the expert attaches the adaptor to the downspout and backfills around the pipe.
Next comes the real work — assembling the dry well in the center of the hole with precise tools and techniques, then filling in the surrounding area with stones until they reach the top. Lastly, an overflow emitter is installed to allow excess rainwater to escape. Once all elements are together, the ULB-DRY Waterproofing expert covers the dry well with soil, sod, and landscape fabric.
Dry Well Cleaning, Repair, and Replacement
Dry wells require vacuum trucks for efficient cleaning. These are large, industrial-grade, and expensive machines that only a trained professional should operate. These trucks remove water, debris, tree branches, sludge, and gunk to out clean all organic and inorganic matter.
The ULB-DRY Waterproofing technicians are experts when it comes to cleaning, repairing, and replacing dry wells and their components. Repairing a clogged or faulty dry well is a job that’s best left to the processionals, as they have the necessary tools to inspect and determine the source of the problem. Get in touch with us to learn how we can clean and perform repairs to your dry well.
Dry Well Maintenance
Dry wells require minimal (but periodic) inspections and maintenance to make sure they are clean and functional. If your dry well isn’t cleaned regularly, it can become clogged — this, in turn, will prevent rainwater from draining properly. Get in touch with the ULB-DRY Waterproofing professionals to schedule routine repairs and maintenance.
Contact ULB-DRY Waterproofing for All Your Dry Well Service Needs!
Professional knowledge and experience are necessary when it comes to installing and maintaining dry wells in the Chicagoland area. This is why you should contact the ULB-DRY Waterproofing team for all your drainage needs. Whether you’re implementing waterproofing solutions for an existing property, or you need to repair or replace an existing dry well, ULB-DRY Waterproofing is there for you at every step. Not only do we offer free inspections, but we also clean, repair, maintain, and install dry wells as well. We provide our services all throughout the Chicagoland area. Contact us today to get started.