Soakaway Permeability Tests in Gloucester


This shows the soakaway pit located in Gloucester.
This shows the soakaway pit located in Gloucester.

Working on behalf of the vendor of a greenfield site, Environmental Management Solutions undertook soakaway permeability tests in full accordance with BRE Digest 365 (Soakaway design). The site was located in Gloucester and we sent our expert Geo-technical team to investigate and undertake the necessary procedures.

Three test pits were excavated and two days of soakaway testing were undertaken.  This allowed three full runs to be completed.  EMS then produced a report including soil logs, recommendations on the suitability of soakaway drainage at the site and calculated soil infiltration rates.  The final report was issued just three days after completion of the site work.

On this occasion all plant (excavator and water tanker) was provided by the client (keeping costs to a minimum).

Where required EMS are happy to source appropriate plant equipment to undertake the work.