Soakaways or Drainage Fields are usually associated with Septic Tanks as a secondary method of infiltration using the soil underground. The latest sewage treatment plants employ bacterial breakdown and effluent separation technologies, to produce virtually clean water once purified, however due to ground pressure, nature and external environments, the chance of breakage, failure and leaks is always present.
Unless there is a watercourse, the only option is for effluent to be disposed is through or into the ground, The Environment Agency and Building Regulations stipulate that certain criteria must be followed and methods employed which are acceptable to these bodies. We take this responsibility very seriously and offer evaluations, advice and solutions where septic tank overflow is an issue – this is usually caused by a blocked soakaway and we will consider all available possibilities and discuss them with you to find a solution that works and is affordable.
Sometimes it may only be matter of removing tree roots growing inside the drains. However, in older properties, deterioration of the pipes may result in collapse, these can be easily remedied without digging up lovely gardens or damaging the property.
In more serious situations requiring a new plant installation, we will liaise with the people who matter, the Environment Agency and the local Council Building Inspector. To ensure full customer satisfaction, we absorb the cost of these engagements.
Finally, we deliver a full install and our 10-year guarantee on all construction works.
*It must be stressed that only certain areas will be suitable for absorption and have the required structural formation for dissipation of the cleaned effluent. At our visitation, we will discuss the condition of the property and all possible solutions.
For Soakaway Installation & Maintenance, call 0800 505 3230 or email [email protected]