Deep bore soakaways are used when surface ground conditions or existing drainage don’t allow excess water to drain away properly. Borehole soakaways are often the answer when conventional soakaways aren’t suitable.
As geothermal drilling experts we’ve completed many soakaways throughout the UK in all kinds of ground conditions.
A borehole or deep bore soakaway is usually 200mm wide. We use a perforated plastic liner and gravel to case the borehole and regulate the excess water as it percolates into the ground. We will also grout your borehole and fit a siphon head.
All our soakaways use British Standard casing, this means the materials we use are extremely high quality. We also follow national Building Regulations, guidance from your local council, and the CIRIA SuDS Manual. So you know your soakaway will do its job for competently for many years to come.
Every project is different as it depends on the geology of your area. We’re more than happy to assess your site, offer advice and provide a no obligation quote.
Yes, we do all the necessary geological checks to make sure we drill your soakaway to the correct depth, and it successfully takes away the amount of water you need it to.
There’s no doubt rainfall in the UK increasing, and if you’ve been unfortunate enough to suffer flooding in your home or on your property, you’ll know how much damage and disruption this causes.
A soakaway borehole can be an ideal solution for all kinds of domestic properties, including period or older homes, where the current drainage system can no longer cope with heavier rainfall. Perhaps, your home is in a rural area where connecting to traditional drainage is not an option or simply too expensive.
In these instances, investing in a deep bore soakaway system could offer you a cost-effective and very workable solution.
Borehole soakaways are drilled and completed in a very similar way to water wells, except water is dispersed rather than contained.
A deep bore soakaway collects excess groundwater into a sealed chamber, where the water is then filtered into the surrounding ground rather than collecting on the surface damaging the ground or causing flooding.
Yes, a soakaway can be installed and work alongside your existing drainage system, effectively taking away the strain!