Soak away

(3 Posts)
didireallysaythat Sun 17-Apr-16 09:34:57

We're putting an extension on the house. Which means we'll probably have to put in a new soakaway (adding another £1000 to the cost). The current soak away isn't 5 metres from the house but how do I work out its size and construction ? I understand slightly older properties might just have an area of rumble serving as a soakaway but if we start digging where we think it is what else might we find ? (It's a 1950s house).

didireallysaythat Sun 17-Apr-16 19:33:16

Guess everyone has a massive garden and forward thinking house builders ?

evrybuddy Sun 17-Apr-16 19:43:48

This is a really good website - www.pavingexpert.com/drain08.html - tells you how to do it and how it should be done.

We had one (reinforced plastic crate construction) put in recently.

On its own - might only cost about £500 dependent on size incly labour/installation

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