Published 21 September 2017
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When installing soakwells Perth it is important that it is done properly from the start. This
homeowner of the house in the photos below decided to install storm water drainage pipes by using an installer that cut many corners, installing the pipes too shallow. The homeowner employed us afterwards to resolve the issue, essentially paying for two installation. The pipes were not glued and were exposed to the naked eye.
How bad soakwell and stormwater installations end up costing you more
Here Is What We Say
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 stormwater pipes be installed?
When Perth Soakwells' teams install storm water drainage pipe, they generally install them with 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. Stormwater in Perth is generally a gravity fed system which is a non-pressured
The pipes are then pvc cemented creating water tight piping so that no
water can escape and prevents surrounding soil from leaking into the pipes. The pvc cement bonds the pipes together by melting them.
How Deep Should The Pipes be Installed?
It is important to ensure the pipes are not exposed and do not interfere with future landscaping and paving.
Why do we say this? Leaving the pipes of concrete soakwell system or poly soakwell system exposed
will mean exposing it to elemental 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 10cm-30cm below ground level making sure
the pipe is fully covered and in the ground.
is it to try and save $200 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 have a guarantee that the job will be done professionally.
In the end '
going to cost money and time to fix it. Then there is also the cost of materials
to redo it, and what about the cost of delay?
And what about unprofesswional companies who don't use glue on their fittings and piping? We have had to repair several stormwater installations where the homeowner experienced leaks in their garage slab concrete during heavy rainfall.
Below ground regarding stormwater, we at Perth Soakwells can assist with repairing damaged stormwater pipes.
Its easy to see that
its going to be a very expensive process if its not done properly the first
installing soakwells its best not to take the cheapest route, after all you do get
what you pay for.