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Drainage

What We Offer

  • Soak Aways
  • French Drains
  • Aco Drains

French Drains

French drains are primarily used to prevent ground and surface water from penetrating or damaging building foundations and as an alternative to open ditches or storm sewers for streets and highways. Alternatively, French drains may be used to distribute water, such as a septic drain field at the outlet of a typical septic tank sewage treatment system. French drains are also used behind retaining walls to relieve ground water pressure.

Aco Drainage

ACO Drainage, Channel Drainage or Linear Drainage is a method of draining surface water from hard surfaces such as tarmac or paving, using a long narrow drain covered by a grating which drains water along its entire length. You will have seen these long galvanised steel gratings in public areas such as car parks or shopping precincts, however channel drainage is also used for domestic applications such as drainage from driveways and patios.

Soak Aways

Soakaways can be an ideal drainage solution to deal with rainfall that doesn’t naturally drain from your property. It is basically a pit in the ground into which flows rainwater drainage. Less often, soakaways are also used to dispose of effluent from septic tanks, known as “leaching fields”. Both work in the same way — removing excess water and moving it away from a structure or hard standing. This is essentially achieved by letting the water seep into the ground. Soakaways can prevent flooding and therefore stop any potential damage to a house and its foundations. While this sounds great, soakaways aren’t just an optional “nice to have” — they are often essential in a building project and covered by Part H of the Building Regulations for new homes.