In order to design a soakaway the ground conditions must be known. Specifically, the infiltration rate must be determined using the method defined in the Soakaway test (BRE 365). This measure is used to determine the volume and plan area of the soakaway.
The Infiltration Test will be performed by a Chartered Civil Engineer.
This service is available in the Greater Manchester area and beyond depending on the Plant arrangement.
The following options are available:
- Calculation only. Trial pit and measurements taken by others.
- Assessment Only. We complete the assessment. Trial pit and bowser supplied by others.
- Full assessment -we dig the trial pit, complete the assessment, reinstate the trial pit. This will be quoted on a site by site basis,.
- Remote assessment. We supply equipment so the data can be captured and the assessment can be completed.
Get in touch so we may provide a quotation for your site.
In order to quote we will need:
- Site Plan and location
- GA of proposed site -ideally with drainage routes shown
- Ground Investigation report if available
- Line search of existing services if available
- Site photos
- Confirmation of whose plant/bowser will be used - existing contractors or Freeflush to arrange. Bowser will require a min. 2" outlet.
- confirmation of whether a water main main/bowser is available on the site (>30lpm)
The output is a digital report of the Site Measurements, Observations and Infiltration Rate required for soakaway calculation.
Soakaways are appropriate for free draining ground material. If the ground is silty/clayey and a soakaway is still preferred please get in touch so we may understand your requirements.
- Allow 10 working days for the output to be delivered from supply of information requested above.
- Prices quoted are for one trial pit tested over 1 working day.
- The deposit is non refundable if we attend site.
- Payment is required in two parts, 50% on booking and 50% on completion. The prices quoted on the listing is for one day of testing excluding any provision of plant and bowser within 30 mins drive of M17 1SU.
- If clay is present or suspected please contact us so we may discuss the site and whether an assessment is appropriate.
- If Building Control require 3 consecutive tests please inform us so we can quote accordingly. It is not always possible to complete 3 consecutive tests within a day of testing.
Some lead times may be extended due to consecutive bank holidays.
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