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Soakaway problems, blocked or needing replacement? We carry out all works relating to Drainage Fields, Rainwater and Sewage Treatment Plant Soakaways.

Get in contact for a Free Quote or Inspection or just if you want some expert advice. We are happy to help, call us on 0800 3101092 or via our contact form.

Soakaways|Drainage Fields |Rainwater Soakaways |French Drains At Homeseptic we are experts in all types of Soakaways, the things that can go wrong with them and how to design and install the perfect system.

Soakaway Installation

Should you require a new or replacement Soakaway please vist our installation page for more details. We install all types of Soakaway, rainwater and drainage fields.

Soakaway Regulation

Legislation and Regulation is changing quickly in the UK. There are a set or rules that come into force in 2020 that you will need to be aware of if you have an existing sewage or septic system. Please see here for our comprehensive guide.

Soakaway Problems

Soakaways fail, it is inevitable. However not all failures are fatal and most can be prevented by proper care. Please see here for our guide on Soakaway Problems.

Rainwater Soakaway Installation

At Homeseptic we have undertaken hundreds of Rainwater Soakaway Installations.If you want to talk to the experts and get a free quote please get in touch.

Soakaway Blockages & Repair

As we have already touched upon the major problem with Soakaways are blockages. Some blockages can be repaired and will not require a new installation. Please get in touch to chat through your issues.

Septic Tank Installation

If you are looking to get a new system installed then you will need a new or replacement Septic Tank or Sewage Treatment plant. We offer free no obligation quotes so get in touch.

Homeseptic deal with all Soakaway issues and blockages.

Whether as a result of a septic tank problem or rainwater drainage issue. Soakaway failures and blockages are very common in fact inevitable. This due to the nature of the system and its job. Do not despair give us a call and we can have a free look if we can’t help over the phone or via email.

If you currently own a Septic Tank and your Soakaway fails you will need to upgrade it to a Drainage Field. This will enable your discharge to comply with The General Binding Rules and current building regulations. We have created a guide explaining what a Drainage field is and how it is designed, please click here. Technically if you currently have a Septic Tank and do not have a compliant Drainage Field then your discharge is considered to be illegal. If this is the case then you will need to upgrade or apply for a permit. 

Another key thing you will need to consider is the amount of effluent you are discharging. The General Binding Rules only cover discharges to ground up to 2,000 liters. If you discharge more effluent than this you will need to apply for a permit. Flows and loads set a daily discharge of 150 litres for each person. Therefore if the tank is designed to serve over 13 people then you will need to apply for a permit from the Environment Agency. 

What is the difference between rainwater and foul soakaways?

There are two main types of Soakaways we deal with, Rainwater and Drainage. A rainwater crate Soakaway effectively takes the rainwater collected via your guttering system. The Soakaway then dissipates the water into the groundwater over a sufficiently large area to avoid any standing water issues. We can deal with any blocked soakaway problems, design, repairs and installations.

A drainage soakaway is a completely different beast. This type of system works essentially in the same way as a rainwater system. However, due to the difference in discharge, it is heavily regulated and cannot use tunnels and crates. This is key with the imminent 2020 legal changes coming in. We can deal with any blocked soakaway problems, repairs and installations.

What can Homeseptic do to help?

We offer a free inspection service but we are also happy to chat through whatever your issue is, please get in contact. While we are based in the New Forest we cover all of Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex. With occasional forays into Berkshire and Somerset. We also serve the cities of Salisbury, Bournemouth, Southampton, Bath, Basingstoke, and Winchester.

We are an intentionally small company, each job and visit will be attended by one of our Operations Directors who have over 25 years experience in the drainage sector. We do not use salesmen. We will tell you what we honestly believe to be the best solution for your situation. Then the decision is left to you. 

How do you know if there is a soakaway problem? If there is an issue with your soakaway due to blockage or failure you will notice wet or soggy patches in the area of the Soakaway. This tells you that the liquid is not soaking away, simple. This will also lead to backed up drains, your toilet filling up or overflowing when flushed. In addition, some pretty obnoxious smells, especially if it is connected to a septic tank.

New Forest Philosophy

Based in the New ForestHampshire on the border with Dorset and Wiltshire we operate an expert team of off-mains drainage specialists. This encompasses Septic Tank, Soakaway and drainage system problems, installations, blockages, and servicing. In addition, any issues relating to cesspits and sewage treatment plants.

Homeseptic offers high quality, professional advice, repairs and installation for all aspects of effluent cleansing and disposal across the south of England. Whether you’re looking for septic tank installation, sewerage treatment plants or systems, piping or soakaway solutions, Homeseptic employs only the most competent engineers in the drainage and treatment industry and knows exactly which solutions suit each property.

We only install and offer quality systems we believe in, from suppliers we know and trust.

As we have said Homeseptic is based in the New Forest. A great location in between the cities of Southampton, Salisbury and Bournemouth. We are a group of good friends who grew up together in the area.  Individually we all have grown tired of the way other Drainage firms are run. As a result, this is why we set up Homeseptic.

We want to actually put the customer first and turn up to do a great job that we can be proud of. Unfortunately, this is not the case in the market, with most companies pressuring their workers to sell unnecessary works on a visit. Due to this, we offer upfront quotations with any variations discussed before we start work.

We are honest hard working professionals, which we hope you will agree with. As a result, it will certainly not turn up in flash sales vehicles and give you a load of chat and then do a terrible job. Our team will come with the job in mind and the aim of giving you the best value we can in order to facilitate a quality installation.

We cover all of Hampshire, West Sussex, Dorset, Somerset, and Wiltshire. Please get in touch and see what you think.

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