A soakaway is the end component of the sewage treatment system, it is where the clean effluent is piped and held until it slowly drains into the surrounding ground or nearby waterway.
If a soakaway is blocked, there will be an unusual amount of water or liquid visible on the surface, if the ground feels spongy or squishy, or strong, unpleasant odours have become noticeable, it is advisable to call us to arrange a visit to diagnose the issue.
According to the Building Regulations, new soakaways must have;
The replacement soakaway’s location will be determined by an experienced engineer upon inspection of the ground conditions.with the customers agreement we will conduct a PERCOLATION TEST.
It is extremely necessary, and required by Building Regulations that where a new septic soakaway is positioned the ground absorption levels are measured by a Percolation Test.
This will require small holes to be excavated in the vicinity filled with water and timed to establish how long the water takes to drop 150mm, we will then interpret the results and advise on the optimum size.
In properties where there is a lack of space or suitable ground conditions for the new soakaway, Proseptic have an alternative solution;
We have employed our considerable experience in testing and trialling a novel form of vertical soakaway using borehole machinery to provide a solution to issues with space and conditions.
The service for implementing this includes;
Call us on 0800 505 3230 to discuss soakaways and alternative drainage.
For Septic Soakaways - An Economic Alternative, call 0800 505 3230 or email [email protected]