Soakaway Installation in Hampshire
On a pre-planned service to a clients treatment plant in Hampshire which discharges to a soakaway our engineers discovered that the installation had failed and the outlet was full.
Why do Soakaways fail?
The purpose of a soakaway is to drain excess water caused by heavy rain if the drainage system or septic tank is overwhelmed. Soakaways are often found in more rural areas and help prevent water logging and flooding. Soakaways are designed to only process runoff water, so if any other objects enter the soakway it can cause a blockage. Debris can enter a soakway for a number of reasons:
- Broken Pipes
- Tree Root Blockages
- Collapsed pipes caused by excess weight from vehicles
A failed soakaway can be identified by waterlogging around the area, or a dip on the ground level.
Soakaways do not require regular maintenance but it is advisable to check your soakaway to root ingress or silt buildup particularly during periods of excess rain.
Our team dug and installed new a new soakaway in the clients garden. Alton Pump Services cover all aspects of drainage, from design and installation to servicing and maintenance. Get in touch today on 01420 561661.