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If your home is suffering from any kind of waterlogging or regular flooding after heavy rainfall, then you need to do something about it. By equipping your property with high-quality soakaways in London, you can prevent these issues from causing long-term structural damage to your home or business. London soakaways can help to prevent a range of water-related problems in your garden.
Here at Drain 365, our experienced team of engineers can deliver quality soakaways in London. We can help you to control and remove all kinds of unwanted water from your premises. Heavy rainfall can cause a great deal of problems for properties across London. Thanks to high-quality soakaways, you’ll be able to keep your home or business safe from long-term damage without causing any major environmental impact.
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What are Soakaways?
Soakaways are, essentially, holes which have been dug into the ground and covered over. These holes are filled with coarse stones and rubble. Whereas soil will absorb the water and cause the property to become water-logged and potentially flooded, loose stones will allow the water to flow away from your property. Soil isn’t a great material for allowing water to flow anyway, but if it has become compacted over many years of use, it can easily cause standing water and water-logging on your home or business.
Soakaways in London allow surface water to seep back into the earth much more effectively than it can through soil. As the spaces between the stones are much larger, the water can easily move through the soakaway and sink into the earth.
If you want to make the most out of your soakaway, you will often need to install a few drainage pipes from across your property. These can allow the water to flow quickly to the soakaway, where it can be dispersed below your foundations.
These garden water removal features rely on mostly natural products. There is no need for any kind of chemical processing or actual treatment of the water. It is simply collected from various parts across your home and directed to your garden soakaway.
How Does a Soakaway
Help My Property?
In addition to removing standing water, which can be an eyesore and a pain to navigate, soakaways on London can help to eliminate water logging. If you allow this water to remain in place, it can cause long-term damage to your home or business. If water-logging causes damage to the foundations of your property, then this can be extremely costly to repair.
When foundations do start to suffer from water damage, they can become warped and unstable. They can also shift in place as the soil around them swells and shrinks. This can make them move and provide a much less effective surface to keep your home stable.
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Can I Fit A Soakaway in My London Property?
Soakaways in London are only suitable in certain types of soil. If your premises are built on clay-based soil, or extremely heavy soil, then a soakaway will have nowhere to direct the water. Instead, the water will collect in the soakaway hole and begin to seep back out into the soil around your property. In many cases, it will even work its way back to the surface over time, making your water-logging problems even worse.
If your London property is built on heavy soil or clay-based soil, then a soakaway won’t be an effective choice.
How Big are Soakaways in London?
If you want your soakaway to provide any real benefits to your premises, then it needs to be at least one cubic metre in size. Ideally, you should have the soakaway installed below the feeder pipe from elsewhere on the property. This will allow water from anywhere on your premises to be fed directly into the soakaway and disposed of as quickly as possible.
In some cases, if your property is suffering from a high volume of standing water, or if water-logging is too severe, you may need to increase the size of the soakaway. For larger properties, it may be easier to install several soakaways, rather than increasing the size of a single drainage solution.
Call Drain 365 Today for Professionally-Installed Soakaways in London
Here at Drain 365, we have been helping businesses and homeowners to remove standing water and prevent water-logging for many years. Our experienced team can dig and install practical soakaways of all sizes in just a short period of time. When our project is done, we can cover the hole completely to ensure that your property remains as stunning and attractive as ever.
Thanks to feeder pipes from across your home or business, you’ll be able to remove standing water on:
- Grass and Flower Beds.
- Other Garden Features.
If you’re looking for more information on the benefits of soakaways in London, or if you want to get started on a practical soakaway right away, get in touch with our team today. You can reach our specialists by getting in touch with us directly on 0800 699 0922. If you prefer, you can take advantage of our simple online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.