Soakwell Installation & Repairs
What is a Soakwell?
A soakwell is an integral part of any Perth home or business as it prevents the property from flooding after a storm or any type of overflow. A soakwell is an underground tank and collects rainwater diverted through pipes and disperses it into the soil. They’re installed underground and come in a variety of sizes. JRC Paving is a local expert in soakwell installation across Perth with all our services backed by our quality guarantee. Choosing the right size, burial depth and placement is crucial to peak performance, so it’s typically best to work with a professional for best results.
If you need a new soakwell installed or require an old soakwell repair or replacement, call the local experts at JRC Paving.
Why you need a soakwell?
Soakwells play an important part in helping to protect your house from pooling rainwater and are vitally important to maintain the integrity of a building’s foundation. If rainwater sits against cement or concrete foundations of structures, it can lead to the sagging of the building/structure and the deterioration of the foundation. Soakwells have proper drainage system which controls the water flow.
There is legislation surrounding soakwells in Perth; it states that all stormwater which lands on a property, is to be retained on the same property. This essentially means that water from a property may not flow onto public, neighbouring or any other properties.
If you are unsure if you have a soakwell, or think you might require a new soakwell, contact the team at JRC Paving on 0431 912 934 today. We can provide obligation free quotes and onsite assessments for installations and repairs.
Remember, a good soakwell will prevent damage and ensure your home continues to hold its value for life!
Common signs of a damaged or inadequate soakwell
- Sinking or subsiding paving
- Flash flooding in your garden
- Soil erosion
- Overflowing of water from stormwater grate
- Water overflowing from the down pipe fitting
- Pooling water
There are many different types of soakwells available. We install vertical leaching soakwells (drywells). These tanks have a 200-litre capacity and can be joined together to accommodate larger areas of roof space. One tank is suitable for 30sqm of roof or paving space. They are good for tight spaces as they drain 50% quicker than concrete ones. They are strong and fully trafficable and, when installed correctly, will take 20 plus tonnes of direct pressure per square metre.
All of our soakwells come with a 10-year warranty. We are superior soakwell installers in Perth and our entire team is committed to excellence.
We can also assist with paving repairs caused by water damage.
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