Inspection chambers and their covers are subject to various regulations, including their load-bearing capacity, accessibility, safety and responsibility. While you should seek professional advice to ensure you comply with local regulations, this is a brief guide to some of the points you need to consider if you are installing an inspection chamber, building near one or have one on your property.
While water is essential for maintaining a garden, too much of it is most certainly a bad thing. In this blog post, we look at the possible causes of a poorly drained plot, the negative effects this can have and how the situation can be remedied.
For septic tanks and soakaways to function efficiently, they need to be surrounded by sufficient unsaturated soil to absorb the effluent. While a percolation test will establish the porosity of the soil, a trial site assessment hole (TSAH) is required to determine the level of the winter water table.
Approximately one-third of our tap water in the UK comes from groundwater sources including wells, boreholes and springs; in some parts, this rises to as much as 80%.
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Manhole covers serve an important role and need to be accessible for drainage inspection and maintenance, but when they are on private or commercial property they are often an unwelcome eyesore.
If you are installing a soakaway, septic tank or sewage treatment plant that will discharge water into the soil, you will need to carry out a soil percolation test.
Before carrying out excavations it is essential to check that the area contains no underground services, particularly electricity and gas as these can be deadly if they are damaged.
In January 2023, DEFRA published a report that confirmed they will be introducing mandatory sustainable drainage systems (SUDs) policies for all new developments in England. This is to ensure that new development doesn’t come at the cost of safe, sustainable and habitable environments.
Nobody wants the smell of a blocked drain, particularly inside the home. And it’s not only sewers that can produce stomach-turning odours; wastewater from sinks, dishwashers and washing machines can be pongy too, while the smell from roof gutters, downpipes and surface drains has a unique and unforgettable bouquet.
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In a previous blog post , we began a conversation on underground drainage – what it is, the difference between wastewater and surface water drainage, what an underground drainage system looks like and so on. Now we will discuss how an underground drainage system is installed.
Underground drainage is a system of pipes and fittings installed below ground level to transport wastewater to a sewage treatment facility or surface water to a soakaway, surface water drain or water course.
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We are so used to seeing manhole covers in our daily lives that we barely spare them a second thought and, until one becomes a problem, probably take them for granted.
Your first steps will depend on whether you are installing a new manhole cover or replacing an old one.
A poorly-drained horse riding arena won’t perform properly, will deteriorate quickly and can potentially become a safety risk.
Gravel and other loose aggregates make a cost-effective, practical and visually pleasing surface for paths and drives and well-drained bases for garden sheds and greenhouses.