Soakaway Testing & Installation

Hydro Cleansing Limited are experts in servicing any type and stage of Soakaway drainage system.  We will carry out onsite pre-location tests to decide on the type of Soakaway needed, the correct location for it, space requirements, site layouts, topography, water table and subsoil type so you have a Soakaway that meets your requirements.

Foul Water Soakaways

Foul water Soakaways are designed to spread over a large surface area via sub-surface trenches.  Waste enters a septic tank and undergoes a separation process where solid waste is retained in the tank and liquid waste is allowed to exit the tank through the Soakaway system.  These Soakaway systems can vary significantly in size and is dependent upon the amount of people it services.

Percolation Testing

We offer percolation testing services in order to find out if the ground that your soakaway (new install or old existing) is put on has the required rate of drainage as per the environmental agency guidelines.

Rain / Surface Water Soakaways

Rain and surface water Soakaways generally require a holding capacity as typically, there is a larger volume of water entering the soakawy system in a short period of time (for example in periods of heavy rainfall).  This design means there is a storage facility for the water to be stored and dispersed gradually, in keeping with the limits of the soils absorption capability.

Reed Beds

Reed beds are another filtration process commonly used to filter and disperse liquid waste.  Reeds have the advanced ability to transfer vast quantities of oxygen from its leaves, down through its stems and out via its root system in the gravel bed.  This oxygen has the ability to break down the effluent liquid waste through aerobic digestion and require regular servicing.

Why choose us?

A Soakaway allows liquid waste to filter out of drainage waste systems and into the surrounding soil.  They are used to distribute either storm water or effluent sewage liquid waste in the form of perforated pipes, Soakaway crates or reed beds depending on the systems requirements and how efficient the surrounding soil is at absorbing the waste.

The time taken for discharge depends on the systems size and shape, how many people use it and the surrounding soils infiltration characteristics.  Soakaways can be subjected to a number of factors that could inhibit its productivity, for example roots growing into the Soakaway system.  It is therefore extremely important for Soakaway systems to be regularly serviced and maintained.

Soakaways are fundamental features of septic tanks.  A poorly installed Soakaway will fail and block the entire drainage system causing toilet and drain blockages and floods, but they can also pollute water courses, rivers, brooks and the surrounding sub-soil if not carefully maintained and you may end up with a large pond of sewage in the middle of your garden.  All these characteristics suggest that there is a problem with the Soakaway system.  A septic tank is only as good as its Soakaway system.