I've got a bell-shaped dry well (maybe 3 feet in diameter) attached to a
big box (about 3 feet by 4 feet, 4 feet deep?). The thing is clogged, and
I'm trying to fix it.
I'm thinking that both these well containers are open to bare dirt at their
bottoms, even though someone told me he thought they had buried drainage
pipes coming out and into the back yard, like a leech field. (?)
So, given all this empty bell & box space for a reserve, if I dig down
behind the box (and there are no pipes coming out), and make a hole at the
bottom, and fill the dug hole with gravel, and put dirt on top, the bell
and box will still function as a water reserve, and the gravel will let the
water go away.
Is this the best (cheap) way to do it?