About Soakaways

Soakways are usually a drainage field that treats your waste so as not to pollute surrounding watercourses or areas. Finding the correct soakaway for your home can be a daunting process, especially if you have never dealt with off mains drainage before. Therefore, we ensure that we explain every aspect of our drainage service to you; from what soakaway you require to the installation process, we make sure you are happy and reassured in your off mains drainage treatment.

Compliant Soakaway Installations

Generally a buried drainage feature, soakaways are a compliant alternative to discharging to a watercourse or sewer or other offsite location. More often than not we install a soakaway alongside a septic tank to ensure compliance with new septic tank regulations.

On our initial site survey, we will assess all aspects of your property and sewage treatment options to ensure that we select the right soakaway for your needs, thus ensuring safety and compliance.

A percolation test may also be required. The percolation test is used to determine how quickly water drains away from soil. This is impacted by a number of factors including the soil density but can be the determining factor to whether a soakaway is the correct solution and if so, what size soakaway would be needed.

Soakway Installation Process

Initially, we will conduct a site visit to assess the type of soakaway you will need. Here, we will explain all viable drainage options to you and give our expert recommendations.

When installing a soakaway for a septic system we endeavour to cause minimal disruption to your property, conducting every stage with professionalism. We will keep you updated with our progress and ensure you are happy with our installation.

Soakaway Installation FAQs

Why do I need a soakaway installation?

Unless there is a watercourse, the only option is to dispose of effluent through or into the ground.
The Environment Agency and Building Regulations stipulate that certain criteria must be followed and methods employed which are acceptable to these bodies. As a leading drainage company, we take this responsibility very seriously. Therefore, we offer evaluations, advice and solutions where septic tank overflow is an issue. Septic tank overflow is usually caused by a blocked soakaway. However, whatever the problem, we will consider all available possibilities and discuss them with you to find a solution that works and is affordable.

What are my options for hassle-free drainage?

Sometimes it may only be matter of removing tree roots growing inside the drains. However, in older properties, deterioration of the pipes may result in collapse. These can be easily remedied without digging up gardens or damaging the property.

In more serious situations requiring a new plant installation, we will liaise with the people who matter: The Environment Agency and the local Council Building Inspector. To ensure full customer satisfaction, we absorb the cost of these engagements.

Finally, we deliver a full install and our 2-year groundwork guarantee on all construction works.

*Only certain areas will be suitable for absorption and have the required structural formation for dissipation of the cleaned effluent. At our visitation, we will discuss the condition of the property and all possible solutions.

How do you install a soakaway?

To install a soakaway, excavation and removal of the existing ground is required. Usually, this ground is replaced with a structure made from concrete, a fabric membrane or other plastic system.

We can also install Soakaways retrospectively. However, we need to make checks to the existing pipes and sewage treatment system before confirming.

Benefits of Proseptic

No obligation soakaway installation advice

  • If you are have any questions about soakaway installations or are unsure if your existing septic system meets the latest regulations, please get in touch. Our friendly, expert team are always happy to share our expertise to help you make the right decisions.

Fitted by expert engineers

  • Soakaway surveys, inspections, installations and on-going maintenance are carried out by our team of highly experienced engineers. We pride ourselves on our customer service which is why most of our work actually comes from client referrals.

What can you expect from Proseptic

  • Our customers are more than a sales opportunity. We want your sewage treatment system and soakaway to work for you. Therefore, we deliver all soakaway installations with longevity, quality and efficiency with minimal hassle.
    We endeavour to explain all drainage options to you so that you can feel confident and make an informed decision, armed with all the information available.