At Sevenoaks Gutters we’re fully qualified and insured to carry out all types of exterior maintenance to ensure that your property not only retains value, but also doesn’t end up being a costly millstone around your neck!
If your home’s drainage system struggles to cope with the excess water caused by heavy rainfall (a problem often associated with older properties), a soak-away is an affordable solution to the problem.
What Is A Soak-away?
A soak-away ensures that your garden doesn’t become a quagmire in the winter that lasts through into the summer and ruins the enjoyment of your garden – no one wants to barbeque in their wellies!
Normally situated 5 metres from your foundations, a soak-away is a square or circular excavation filled with rubble or lined with brickwork that, as the name suggests, helps excess rain water to soak away.
How Long Does A Soak-away Last?
A properly installed and filtered soak-away will last the life of your property, so is a worthwhile investment to make – especially if you are planning on selling your home at some point in the future.
Can A Soak-away Get Blocked?
Soak-aways can get blocked with silt and leaves, that can sometimes prevent the rainwater from being collected efficiently and soaking back into the soil. We offer fully filtered soak-aways to eliminate this problem, and to reduce the need for future maintenance.
What Maintenance Is Required?
In theory – none! Once your soak-away has been installed, that’s that! However, we recommend to keep an eye out for any new damp or standing water in and around the soak-away and drainage area.
I Already Have A Soak-away….
If your property already has a soak-away, Sevenoaks Gutters offer inspections and health checks for your existing installation.
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