How do I know if I’ve got a soakaway?
Follow the guttering and rainwater pipes down from the side of your house into the garden. If they converge at a lower area where your lawn dips, it’s very likely you have a soakaway installed. These are usually located on the perimeter of a home in the back garden.
Unfortunately, older soakaways are susceptible to silt build-ups and can get clogged up with tree roots. It’s important to manage vegetation growing near soakaways to prevent roots penetrating and damaging the structure. A visual inspection of the area should take place at least once a year and if pooling water or waterlogging is detected, it’s likely that your soakaway would benefit from cleaning and desilting. Our drainage engineers use high-pressure jet vac equipment to clear the pipes that feed the soakaway and eliminate silt build-up. In some cases it’s advisable to fill in the old soakaway and re-excavate a brand new one. We can help with that too.
Here at Drain division we are experts in the design, installation, maintenance and repair of soakaways. We are tried and trusted to advise on and install new soakaway systems that meet all current government regulations. Talk to our experienced, friendly team to find out more.