Soak pits

Soakpit soakaway

About soak pits

A soak pit, also known as a soakaway or french drain, is connected to the septic tank and allows water to slowly soak into the ground. It consists of a long trench lined with geo-fabric, filled with rubble, with a spreader pipe along the top to distribute the effluent.

Storm water soakpits

A storm water soakpit is a completely different construction, consisting of a rectangular hole and a honeycomb constructed from concrete blocks, with concrete covers and lids placed on top of the blocks. The internal space of the soakaway is hollow