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by Dylan Odendaal- Perth Soakwells
Published 28 November 2017
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DIY Soakwells VS PRO Soakwells
Soakwells are storm water drainage tanks that serve as a storage unit for water that falls onto your property. The water that rains onto your property is guided into stormwater drainage point and that water is then led into the soakwell where the water will immediately absorb into the sand and out of the tank. 

Do It Yourself
Installing your own soakwells can be cheaper than paying for a professional to do it, although installing soakwells yourself is riskier than having a professional install them which would be the less risky option.

Professionals who install soakwells for a living know what they are doing. Perth Soakwells has been in the construction industry for over 10 years installing soakwells. That is over 10 of experience and knowledge we have gained.

Installing soakwells must be done properly, if not done properly you will be taking out more for money for the expenses of re-doing it or repairs.

The Risk
There are a lot of things that go into installing soakwells like having the right size soakwells, making sure that the soil under the property is compatible with the soakwells. Sand is the preferred soil to have underneath a property as it is permeable and allows the soakwells to work effectively. 

If the soil underneath a property contained high amounts of clay, then soakwells would not be recommended as clay is impermeable and does not allow soakwells to effectively serve its purpose.

Correct installation of the soakwells & piping is required for the stormwater drainage system to work effectively on your property.

The soakwells are wrapped in geo fabric to prevent any soil from leaching into the soakwells, only water can pass through the fabric and be stored within the soakwells. The water dissipates immediately upon the inside of the soakwell as it seeps into the sand.