drywell top

Old 07-10-11, 03:10 PM
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drywell top

I found the top of my drywell rotted and the soil that was on top fell in...i was wondering what to replace with after i clean the rest of the old cover off..
Old 07-10-11, 04:30 PM
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It will depend on the size of the opening and how permanent you want it to be. Also if you want to be able to access it at a later date. Some options would be treated wood frame and treated plywood, concrete poured over a wooden top, or maybe you can get a pre-made top from a septic service. Really depends on how you wanna do it.
If you want a concrete top you do yourself then you have 2 choices...form and pour a slab at least 2 inch thick (for foot traffic only..no cars or 4 wheelers) and move it over the hole after it sets up. Or option 2 is build a cover that can support the weight of the concrete and pour in place. If you want a lid you can open later you have to make those allowances in the concrete pouring. If it is where it will be or could be ran over by vehicles I would make it at least 3 inch if not 4 inch thick. Rebar in the concrete would be optional.

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