Soakaways construction is something that needs to be considered with a lot of care. There are many different factors that need to be considered, from the size of the property to the porosity of the sub soil material. Before you can even consider these factors, you need to be aware of the regulations you must adhere to.
There are a few regulations and important tips that you should keep in mind when it comes to these drainage solutions. Firstly, it is imperative that the soakaway is positioned in a way so that there is no risk of contamination from pollutants. You also need to ensure that soakaway construction is not too close to other filtration devices. If you place the soakaway near to such devices, the ground and the capacity of the devices will be impaired. If you are using a pipe to carry the water to the soakaway, you need to make sure that it is at least 75 mm in diameter – this is the minimum requirement. Nevertheless, the ideal size is around the 100 mm mark. For effective filtration, you need to make sure that the soakaway is permanently above the water table. Failure to do this means that the water will have nowhere to permeate. You also need to consider where the soakaway is sited, ensuring that the water does not saturate the foundations of any structure. And, finally, for obvious reasons, the pit needs to be positioned in a lower spot than the area that is being drained.
When it comes to soakaways construction, you will struggle to find better than Environmental Drain Services Ltd. We have been serving the industry for 20 years, and so you can be sure that we have all of the experience required to do a first-class job. For more information, head to http://www.eds.uk.com, or give us a call on 01202 821340.