CORE Water soakaway crates alleviate flooding and provide an environmentally friendly solution for rainwater storage and recycling. This underground solution also alleviates the need for unsightly overground tanks, barrels or butts.
“UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS FOR SOAK AWAYS OR RAINWATER HARVESTING”
Our CORE water soakaway crates are are the perfect solution for driveway drainage. The crate is buried in the ground next to the driveway and can either be wrapped in a permeable geotextile membrane and used as a soakaway – slowly releasing the surface water collected back into the ground. Or can be wrapped in a impermeable geotextile membrane which turns the crate into a water attenuation tank.
The attenuation option is becoming more popular in domestic driveways as the water can be stored and recycled by using it elswhere in the garden to water plants etc.
CORE Water - Typical install: Under lawn or light traffic area
Calculate the approximate volume of a soak-away
Roof or surface area in m2 divided by 40 = Volume of soakaway in m3
Volume is measured from below the incoming pipe and above the top of the foundation level.
Each CORE Water soakaway/ attenuation crate measures 0.216m3
The time taken for discharge depends upon the soak away shape, size and the surrounding soil’s infiltration characteristics. Consult your local Building Regulations Department for confirmation.
Crates can be configured with varying combinations of tube and inner walls.
Multiple crates can be used to create required volume.
Average 60m2 driveway will require a soak-away of approx. 1 cubic meter (5 CORE Water crates).