SOAKWELLS PERTH | STORMWATER PERTH | BE INFORMED
The legislation for soakwells Perth, Western Australia states that all stormwater, which lands on a property, is to be retained on the same property. This essentially means that water from a property may not flow onto public, neighbouring or other properties.There are a number of ways a property owner can retain water on site. The traditional, tried and tested method, which is most commonly used, would be soakwells. When installed by Perth Soakwells, we ensure that your rainfall will lead to a soakwell system which would then aid the dispersion of water from your property. The exact volume required or recommended differ between councils and shires which are responsible for various areas. The stormwater requirements will be determined by the size of the building, zoning of your property, residential density, council stormwater capacity, soil type and various other factors. There is a large amount of false information which surrounds the topic of soakwells.
1. First untrue statement -“It is law to have soakwells” This is untrue as various other stormwater systems exist that retain water on site, such as rainwater tanks. Additionally while some councils do recommend soakwells, some councils have no recommendation regarding soakwells such as the City of Joondalup regarding residential properties. However, if a stormwater drainage system is not installed, it becomes more difficult to defend your home against flooding, soil erosion and rain damage. It also becomes more challenging to prevent your water from flowing into neighbouring properties. Essentially we still recommend soakwells in most soil types, however, it is best to consult your specific property and building plans as well as your council recommendations to determine your appropriate stormwater drainage system.
2. Second untrue statement - “One soakwell per downpipe is inadequate” This statement is false and uneducated. If your property does not require a drainage system, then any additional stormwater implementation would be beneficial, regardless of size, volume or material. Additionally, the adequacy of one soakwell per downpipe can only be determined by the size of the soakwell, the soil type and amount of water expected to be flowing down the particular downpipe. A general rule of thumb is that a single 175 litre soakwell services an estimated 17sqm of impermeable area in sandy soil.
3. Third untrue statement “PVC soakwells are inadequate” This statement is untrue as our own premium polypropylene soakwells drain 40% more efficiently than a concrete soakwell of the same size. Most councils do not specify materials, only volumes.
Beware of uninformed installers who attempt scare tactics on the trusting client.
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Soakwells Perth has installed soakwells and stormwater drainage and soakwells systems throughout the Perth area for over 10 years, with more than 40 years experience in the construction and stormwater Perth industry. We are the soakwell Perth experts in soakwell installations for Perth Western Australia .
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As a leading stormwater company we refuse to us use low grade, cheaper PVC soakwells and products to simply to save costs. We don't cut corners because your stormwater Perth depends on it.
As the top soakwell installation company, we guarantee our work, therefor we ensure to use only the best in premium concrete soakwells and polypropylene soakwells.
Soakwells Perth works closely with stormwater engineers to ensure our installations are of the highest quality.
We are the original and superior modern stormwater Perth specialists for Perth.
Perth Soakwells is the trusted and referred soakwell installer for Perth by Perth builders and Perth owners.
Soakwells Perth is familiar with clay drainage, sand drainage, rocky soil drainage because we've provided stormwater drainage Perth in all soil types.
We take pride in our soakwell installations and always value our stormwater clients, pre- and post - stormwater installation.
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