SF Bay Area Dry Well Installation Contractor

As landscape drainage professionals, we specialize in designing and installing efficient dry well systems for residential and commercial landscapes/yards. Whether you need a new dry well installed or an existing one repaired or replaced, we have the knowhow and equipment needed to do the job.

Our Services

Dry Well Design: Our team will work with you to design a dry well system that fits your needs. We consider factors such as the size of your property, the type of soil, the amount of rainfall, and local regulations to ensure that your dry well system is designed well. 

Dry Well Installation and Construction: Our technicians will excavate the area, prepare the ground, and install the dry well system according to the agreed upon design.

Dry Well Repair and Replacement: We are experts and diagnosing problems with dry wells and repair or replacement them if needed.

Dry Well Cleaning and Maintenance: Dry wells often get clogged from the debris in the runoff. We can clean and maintain your dry well to make sure that it functions well.

Permitting and Compliance: We understand that navigating local regulations and obtaining permits for dry well installation can be complex. We have the expertise and experience needed to handle all necessary permitting and compliance requirements.

What is a Dry Well?

A dry well is a type of drainage system that collects stormwater runoff and allows it to slowly disperse into the ground. Dry wells are typically 30-70 feet deep and usually surrounded with gravel or crushed stone, but they can also be left empty.

Benefits of Dry Wells

Dry wells have many benefits including preventing basement flooding by releasing collected stormwater into the ground over time, which greatly reduces the amount of water that can potentially enter your basement as a result of intense rainfall. Dry wells also reduce stormwater runoff, prevent groundwater infiltration, reduce erosion and sedimentation, stabilize soil, provide groundwater recharge, and prevent waterways from contamination.

When Is the Best Time to Install a Dry Well?

Dry wells can be installed anytime, but it’s recommended to choose a time when the weather is good to avoid interruptions from rain during the construction process. Luckily, here in the Bay Area that pretty much means that anytime other than the winter time is a good time to get a dry well system installed.

How to Install a Dry Well

Here are some general steps to install a dry well:
  1. Determine the location of the dry well
  2. Dig a hole for the dry well
  3. Install the dry well
  4. Connect the dry well to the drainage system
  5. Fill in the area around the dry well with gravel or crushed stone

Maintenance Needs for a Dry Well

As dry wells collect runoff the debris in the runoff will eventually clog drains and require cleaning and unclogging. For that reason, we recommend getting your dry well cleaned annually.

How Much Does Dry Well Installation Cost?

The average cost of dry well installation ranges between $1,675 and $4,375. The cost varies mostly depending on the design of the dry well and the materials used.

Where We Service

We were founded in Los Altos, CA, and are now based in Sunnyvale, CA. We service the entire Silicon Valley/South Bay Area and the Peninsula. That includes: Cupertino, Mountain View, San Jose, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Campbell, Woodside, Atherton, Burlingame, San Bruno, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, Daly City, Hillsborough, Milpitas, San Carlos, Belmont, Morgan Hill, Foster City, Portola Valley, Millbrae, Brisbane, Daily City, South San Francisco, and more.