If your property already has a soak-away we recommend a full soak-away ‘health check’ to make sure it’s running as efficiently as possible.
So, what does that entail?
How Do You Test A Soak-away?
An experienced member of our team can come and perform a percolation test to make sure your soak-away is draining effectively. This involves digging holes in the surrounding areas, filling them with water, and seeing how long it takes for it to drain away. If this isn’t matching the drainage performance of your existing soak-away we can investigate further to find out why!
What Could Cause My Soak-away To Not Work?
Soak-away systems are only designed to take water, so anything else getting into the system can cause you problems! If your soak-away is too near to trees or bushes, the roots can sometimes block the system.