Dry Well to drain water away
With that done I’ll dig the hole for the dry well.
Then line it with fabric and add some drain rock.
I set half a rain barrel in the hole and ran the drain pipe into it. Then filled in rock around it.
Then finally topped with some dirt and sod.
Gravel for the Tank Base
I keep the new concrete damp and covered with plastic for a few weeks while it cures. I roll out fabric and fill the space with coarse drain rock.
Then top this with pea gravel.
Packing the Loose Gravel
I pack and level this then we can set the tank in place.
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Off-Grid Rain Tank Part 1 – Pour the Tank Foundation
Off-Grid Rain Tank Part 2 – Build the Tank Surround
Off-Grid Rain Tank Part 3 – Tank Plumbing and Fittings
Off-Grid Rain Tank Part 4 – Install a Solar Powered Pump