Blog Aryne + Dulcinea Bioswales vs. Dry Wells

Bioswales vs. Dry Wells

By Aryne + Dulcinea, April 13, 2021

Water! We have lots of it here in Portland. The moment it hits your roof, drops down into your gutters and into your downspouts, that water has to go somewhere. Let’s begin by saying that poorly mitigated water runoff can wreak havoc on your foundations and crawl spaces causing very expensive repairs to your home down the road. Keeping your gutters clean and water runoff at least 6 feet away from your home will help to prevent these costly issues.

If your downspouts are not connected to the sewer-where is the water going? First look at the slope of the ground around your home. It should slope AWAY from your home. Second, if your downspout is dumping water at the corners of your house, consider installing a dry well which is a buried tank in your yard that water is funneled to, or maybe your landscaping could accommodate a bioswale. Bioswales are channels designed to collect and move water runoff while also cleaning the water as it slowly returns to the ground. Click HERE to see examples of bioswales and how they can help keep water away from your home while looking amazing, too!

About Us: Over the course of their professional partnership, Aryne + Dulcinea have helped over 200 clients prosper in their new lives. During this time, they have prided themselves in their top-notch selling abilities, with homes outperforming market standards, consistently exceeding list price while most of their listings sell in under 7 days. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, Aryne & Dulcinea will work in collaboration to guide you in investing in your future and reaching your real estate goals.

Aryne + Dulcinea

Earth Advantage Principal Broker | Earth Advantage Broker | ADU Specialists | OR


Aryne + Dulcinea are full-service, high-producing agents, who understand how to navigate the unique challenges facing the Portland real estate market. The secret to their success is in their professionalism and complementary skill sets. In 2012, Aryne + Dulcinea saw an opportunity to combine their creative and technical wisdom to create a values-driven, full-service agency unlike any other. Expert negotiators and project management mavens with a strong background in creative marketing, Aryne + Dulcinea serve as fierce advocates for their clients. Their passion for real estate relates closely to their commitment to the Portland way of life, which entails a dedication to sustainability and appreciation for all things local. As Earth Advantage Brokers and ADU Certified Specialists, Aryne + Dulcinea are savvy in all aspects of alternative living practices—from versatile housing additions, green building practices, and revenue-generating strategies. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, Aryne & Dulcinea will work in collaboration to guide you in investing in your future and reaching you real estate goals.

Aryne greets working with clients throughout Portland with open arms. Licensed since 2005, she appreciates the ever shifting desires her clients have as they move through their real estate goals. Investigative genius on her side, Aryne will strive to bring you the results you desire.  When not working for you, Aryne is a constant cheerleader for her son and daughter’s pursuits on the basketball court and on the ballet stage! She practices yoga, hikes, loves to walk and explore Portland neighborhoods, reads, and delights in soaking up everything Portland has to offer! 

Dulcinea thrives on working with clients with a range of real estate goals.  Oregon born, with a design and an award-winning professional background, Dulcinea is steadfast when it comes to working for her clients and has a keen eye for properties that best serve client objectives. Licensed since 2013, Dulcinea works in and around Portland.  A mother of two and wife to her high school sweetie—in her free time she stays busy with her family, travel, community activism, exploring the outdoors, curating art shows, and dreaming big!

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