Soakaway Crates

Soakaway crates can be used for attenuation or soakaway purposes in commercial and domestic projects. Installing a soakaway crate system can help to control the level of surface water, especially in areas prone to flooding or heavy rains. You can combine soakaway crates with a waterproof geotextile and pipework to create an attenuation system capable of redirecting the water collected to a local body of water or into storm drains at a more acceptable flow rate. This will reduce the risk of flooding as you can install a filter to control the flow of water.

You can also use this range of soakaway crates to create a soakaway system. Wrapping the soakaway crates in a permeable geotextile will allow water to slow leak out into the surrounding earth at a rate that the ground can accept. Thanks to this slow release the ground will cope with all of the surface and rain water without causing any floods or stagnant surface water.

How many soakaway crates do I need?

You can combine soakaway crates to make a system that’s as big as you need. Soakaway crates are modular so you can stack them on top of each other as well as next to each other. Most crates have a void ratio of over 90% so minimal space underground is wasted on the actual structure of the crates themselves. Each soakaway crate is a different size so you’ll need a different amount dependent on which brand you buy. Polypipe Polystorm soakaway crates for example offers 5 crates per m3 but DYKA Rainbox 3S offers 3.3 crates per m3.

Soakaway Crate Sizes

The size of an overall soakaway system depends on the space you have available, the soil type of the ground and the expected flow rate of surface water. On average you need 3 soakaway crates per m3 but this varies depending on the brand and the model of crate. Some models of soakaway crate, such as Polypipe Polystorm soakaway crates, are smaller for small projects and for more convenient transport. Transporting 20 small crates may be more beneficial than transporting 10 larger crates, given their dimensions and the fact that most crates are collapsible. Work out how many soakaway crates you need of our most popular brands here

Soakaway Crate Installation

Dependent on soil conditions, expected water flow rate and how size there is available for the project, the first step of installation is to excavate the site where you wish to install soakaway crates. Once this has been done then the ground can be levelled fully so it’s stable. After installing the soakaway crates, ensuring they’re clipped together properly, they need to be backfilled with a suitable aggregate – pea shingle is suitable for most soakaway systems.

If you need assistance regarding how much space you have and how many of your preferred soakaway crate you’d need, give our helpline on a call on 01752 692 221 or use our live chat in the bottom right hand corner. We can get a full quote over to you for a soakaway or attenuation system.

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