Soakaway problems, blocked or needing replacement? We carry out all works relating to Drainage Fields, Rainwater and Sewage Treatment Plant Soakaways.
Get in contact for a Free Quote or Inspection or just if you want some expert advice. We are happy to help, call us on 0800 3101092 or via our contact form.
Soakaways|Drainage Fields |Rainwater Soakaways |French Drains At Homeseptic we are experts in all types of Soakaways, the things that can go wrong with them and how to design and install the perfect system.
Homeseptic deal with all Soakaway issues and blockages.
Whether as a result of a septic tank problem or rainwater drainage issue. Soakaway failures and blockages are very common in fact inevitable. This due to the nature of the system and its job. Do not despair give us a call and we can have a free look if we can’t help over the phone or via email.
If you currently own a Septic Tank and your Soakaway fails you will need to upgrade it to a Drainage Field. This will enable your discharge to comply with The General Binding Rules and current building regulations. We have created a guide explaining what a Drainage field is and how it is designed, please click here. Technically if you currently have a Septic Tank and do not have a compliant Drainage Field then your discharge is considered to be illegal. If this is the case then you will need to upgrade or apply for a permit.
Another key thing you will need to consider is the amount of effluent you are discharging. The General Binding Rules only cover discharges to ground up to 2,000 liters. If you discharge more effluent than this you will need to apply for a permit. Flows and loads set a daily discharge of 150 litres for each person. Therefore if the tank is designed to serve over 13 people then you will need to apply for a permit from the Environment Agency.
What is the difference between rainwater and foul soakaways?
There are two main types of Soakaways we deal with, Rainwater and Drainage. A rainwater crate Soakaway effectively takes the rainwater collected via your guttering system. The Soakaway then dissipates the water into the groundwater over a sufficiently large area to avoid any standing water issues. We can deal with any blocked soakaway problems, design, repairs and installations.
A drainage soakaway is a completely different beast. This type of system works essentially in the same way as a rainwater system. However, due to the difference in discharge, it is heavily regulated and cannot use tunnels and crates. This is key with the imminent 2020 legal changes coming in. We can deal with any blocked soakaway problems, repairs and installations.
What can Homeseptic do to help?
We offer a free inspection service but we are also happy to chat through whatever your issue is, please get in contact. While we are based in the New Forest we cover all of Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex. With occasional forays into Berkshire and Somerset. We also serve the cities of Salisbury, Bournemouth, Southampton, Bath, Basingstoke, and Winchester.
We are an intentionally small company, each job and visit will be attended by one of our Operations Directors who have over 25 years experience in the drainage sector. We do not use salesmen. We will tell you what we honestly believe to be the best solution for your situation. Then the decision is left to you.
How do you know if there is a soakaway problem? If there is an issue with your soakaway due to blockage or failure you will notice wet or soggy patches in the area of the Soakaway. This tells you that the liquid is not soaking away, simple. This will also lead to backed up drains, your toilet filling up or overflowing when flushed. In addition, some pretty obnoxious smells, especially if it is connected to a septic tank.