Roof Water Soak Aways

Some properties rely on soak aways to dispose of rainwater. Sustainable drainage regulations suggest that all new roof and surface water drainage should be disposed to ground on the property where possible in order to reduce flooding risks for watercourses and sewers. Surface water soak aways (usually buried beneath a lawn) need high capacity rather than surface area.

Soak away crates or weep pits are the common favourite nowadays, whereas old soak aways were often open jointed pipes known as land tiles, and these often fill up with silt and debris meaning that your soak away and roof water drains overflow during heavy rainfall.