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by Dylan Odendaal- Perth Soakwells
Published 21 September 2017
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When installing soakwells Perth it is important that it is done properly from the start. This client decided to install storm water drainage pipes and lets just say a lot of short cuts were taken and it ended up costing him double the price to resolve the issue. The pipes were not even glued and they were exposed.

   Bad Storm Water Drainage Installation and How It Will Cost You More  

Here Is What We Say

When installing storm water drainage pipes it is important to install them deep enough so they are covered in the ground and not exposed. Leaving the pipe exposed can result in damage to the actual pipe. So how should you install it?

When we install storm water drainage pipe, we install them on a 1 to 100 gradient. So for every 100 meters of piping there will be a 1 meter difference in height, this creates a slope for the water to travel down and into the soakwells. The cool thing is, gravity is a huge factor in this as it is a non-pressured system. 

The pipes are then pvc cemented creating water tight piping so that no water can escape and prevents stuff from leaking into the pipes. The pvc cement bonds the pipes together by melting them.
exposed storm water pipe not installed properly Picture of long soakwell pipe not done propely and exposed close up picture of storm water pipe not properly installed into the ground Storm water drainage pipe not installed properly into the ground

How Far Down Should The Pipes be Installed?

You want to make sure the pipes aren't exposed. 
Why do we say this? Leaving the pipes of concrete soakwell system exposed will mean exposing it to damage overtime. That’s not all, lets say you were planning on paving that area where the pipe is installed, you cannot pave over an exposed pipe. The pipes should be roughly 30cm below ground level making sure the pipe is fully covered and in the ground. 

How Much Is It gonna Cost You?

There is an expression.

"What good is it to try and save 200 dollars doing it yourself or for cheap and running the risk of having to redo the entire installation at a later stage, when you could just go with a reputable company and having a guarantee that the job will be done professionally. "

In the end its going to cost you your time to fix it. Then there is also the cost of materials to redo it, and what about the cost of delay? When you have to put all the construction on hold because the piping wasn't done properly that is going to cost you, because you are holding up everyone else. 

Then there is also labor cost, paying someone to come and do it properly for you. Its easy to see that its going to be a very expensive process if its not done properly the first time. 
When installing soakwells its best not to take the cheapest option after all you get what you pay for.

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