Soakaway Percolation Test

If you need a percolation test for surface water soakaway, discuss your options with our team today 0870 863 0123

There are generally two reasons for requiring a soakaway percolation test, which is also known as a soil infiltration test. These are either to serve an off main foul water system such as a treatment plant or septic tank, or for sizing a soak-away for surface water. Below Ground Solutions have been carrying out these soakaway percolation tests for many years and always put our wealth of experience, training and knowledge into every project.

Percolation/soil infiltration tests are crucial to ensure you have the correct size design for your drainage field. Failing to have the correct size/design for your drainage field might result in the soakaway failing sooner.

The soakaway percolation test for rainwater or surface water is done to conform to BRE365 which is detailed on building controls website for guidance. Whereas the test for foul waste is done in accordance to Doc H again available on the government website

Our highly skilled engineers can carry out both tests right across the UK, the tests are carried out to exacting standards meaning the results sheets that we supply can be submitted to building control to satisfy planning officers. All our reports are detailed and contain calculations and drainage field advice based on the results of testing and regulations. If you are having any issues with your drainage systems, we are always on hand to provide expert solutions.


Below Ground Solutions have been undertaking soakaway percolation tests and operating within the drainage industry for years. We can use our unique level of experience to ensure that your tests are carried to the highest standards. Our engineers have installed hundreds of drainage fields and take this knowledge into every soil infiltration test that we here at Below Ground Solutions carry out.

If you would like to speak to our team for free honest advice about percolation tests for surface water soakaway then give our team a ring on 0870 863 0123.

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