Septic Tank Soakaway Design

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      Septic Tank Soakaway Design – What Is Involved?

      Septic tank soakaway design is something you may be considering for your property. When combined with a septic tank, the soakaway plays the critical role of biologically treating the effluent with naturally occurring bacteria as it passes through. Of course, it distributes the water as well. Below, we take a look at what is involved with the design of a soakaway.

      Designing a soakaway is a complex task that is definitely best left to the professionals. There are many factors that need to be considered when designing a soakaway for drainage solutions. This includes the risk of ground instability, the type of foundations, the space available, the contamination risk, the type of ground, the groundwater level, and the permeability of the ground. Evidentially, there are lots of factors that come into play, which is why you need to choose a company with the relevant training and experience. The permeability of the ground is critical. You can determine the performance of this by carrying out a test. After all, evidence forms the basis of soakaway design. Without this, you can experience delays and variations. The company you choose will then use all of the evidence and consider all of the factors above to determine what type of soakaway is going to be right for you. There are many different soakaway types, including borehole soakaways, porous asphalt, permeable block paving, swales, stromcrate systems, concrete ring soakaways, and French drains. Often, a combination of arrangements will work together to provide the complete solution.

      Now you know what is entailed when it comes to septic tank soakaway design. If you are interested in soakaway construction services, we can assist at Environmental Drain Services Ltd. To find out more about the drainage solutions we have available, simply head to Alternatively, you can give us a call on 01202 821340 or send an email to

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