Ruddlesden geotechnical

Soakaway Drainage

Soakaway testing, assessment and recommendations in accordance with BRE DG 365 (2016) form a key service provided by Ruddlesden geotechnical.

In addition to providing soil infiltration rates for soakaway design, other geological and geotechnical aspects are considered and assessed to ascertain how the baseline ground conditions may affect the use of soakaways and how any proposed soakaways could affect the baseline conditions, including changes in seasonal groundwater levels, slope stability and the risk of creating new contamination migration pathways.

Case Study

Soakaway Drainage Feasibility Assessment, Cornwall

Conventional soakaway drains, combined with sustainable drainage systems (SuDS), were proposed as a means of surface water drainage at a proposed residential development site in Cornwall.