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Bulk Water for Soakaway

We supply bulk water for soakaway tests.

Quite commonly, our 26 tonne rear wheel steer H2O tanker will provide enough water for the tests to complete and is of a size to access new build projects and has a payload of 16,000 litres.

Water for Soakaway Testing

Bulk Water Delivery for Percolation Testing

A soakaway test is also known as a percolation test. Before new land is built on, the planners/builders have to conduct soakaway testing, ascertain the drainage ability of the local soil.

What is Soakaway Testing?

This is determined by the use of percolation or soakaway testing which is in fact, a series of trenches dug to a set depth. Then partly filled with water and then the speed (or lack of it) to drain away into the surrounding soil, is measured.

A clay soil, for example, will produce little to no soak away, which would lead to adequate drainage being designed into the build project.

How much water do I need?

Depending on site access, larger tankers can be assigned this job too. If you are unaware, please contact us so we can advise you further and arrange the correct transport.