Published 7 November 2017
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Having good quality drainage is always important. Insufficient stormwater drainage can place your property at risk of flooding, damage and unsightly staining.
One of our clients recently installed a new driveway with concrete curbing and asphalt / bitumen. The asphalt is a material that is impermeable and will likely collect water and flood if there is insufficient stormwater drainage.
Our client experienced this problem during the winter months and contacted us to help rectify.
Upon site inspection we noted the gradient of the driveway was insufficient, causing a large amount of water to pool and flood. The easiest and most affordable option was to install additional drainage in the problem areas.
Why do you need a Soakwell?
If you have ever pointed a garden hose at a patch of soil, you would see that erosion and landscaping damage can occur rather quickly. In the same way, if storm water during a storm rushes down the gutters of a building and continuously pour out on soil, over time it may be difficult to rectify the soil erosion. Even if paving exists beneath gutters, the soil below the paving will soon begin to flow away, which leads to saggy paving.
Side Entry Pit
What is our Solution?
We cut the bitumen / asphalt to size and remove a small section of concrete curb to fit the new combination side entry lid.
Once the top cover of asphalt / bitumen is removed, we excavate the ground to the desired depth while noting any services that may be in the area. We install the new soakwell the the required depth and the new combination side entry lid is installed to match the surface level of the asphalt / bitumen .
A compactor is used during installation to help assist in the compaction of the ground. Once the installation is complete, the area of installation is left in a good and clean condition as always.