Ruddlesden geotechnical

Soakaway and Percolation Testing

Soakaway testing in accordance with BRE DG 365 forms a common part of ground investigation.

In-situ soakaway testing allows the suitability of the ground for soakaway drainage to be assessed and provides soil infiltration rates for surface water drainage design.

Percolation testing provides information for the design of foul drainage systems and is undertaken in accordance with BS6297, Building Regulations Approved Document H and Environment Agency guidance.

Case Study

BRE DG 365 Soakaway Testing, Cornwall

In-situ soakaway testing was undertaken in accordance with BRE DG 365, as part of a wider geotechnical investigation and contaminated land assessment for the residential redevelopment of land near Newquay, in Cornwall.