Leach Drains Whitby


Large number of machinery that can cover any job


We guarantee all our customers satisfaction


Fully licenced. All our machinery is insured


Australian Family owned and operated

If you are looking to have a septic tank system installed for either your home or for commercial purposes, you can count at Dobson Excavations.
We have all the equipment and expertise to help you install a septic system. Contact us today for a quote.

    Request A Quote
    We usually respond in a few hours

    Leach drains are installed to support septic tank systems. They are tube-like boxes constructed from concrete or plastic and have holes on its sides, which enable water to soak the surrounding ground. When wastewater goes through the septic tank system, solid waste sinks to the bottom to go through microbial digestion, while the liquid flows out out of the tank to the leach drain and right into the soil.

    A diverter valve links the leach drain to the septic tank. When the installation of the leach drain is complete, concrete slabs are usually utilised to secure the drain and keep particles at bay. This will aid in preventing blockages and makes leach drains maintenance even more tough than it is.

    A leach drain does not have a common dimension. Dobson Excavations uses the anticipated amount of liquid waste and the kind of soil as a guide when advising the most effective leach drain dimension.

    We offer Leach Drains throughout the entire Perth metro area and South west, such as (but not limited to): Perth, Jarrahdale, Roleystone, Karragullen, Kalamunda, Bickley, Serpentine, Mundijong, Whitby, Hopeland, Keysbrook, Dandalup, Myara, Karrakup, Cardup, Byford, Oldbury, Wellard, Baldivis, Keralup, Rockingham, Port Kennedy, Secret Harbour, Golden Bay, Waikiki, Warnbro, Calista, Orelia, Oakford, Darling Downs, Armadale, Bunbury, Mandurah, Pinjarra, Harvey, Wandering, Collie, Boddington, Crossman, Brookton, Beverley, Dwellingup

    We also offer various other services, such as: mini excavator and digger, driveway construction, digger hire, trench digger, soakwell installation, site works, septic tank installation, land clearing, pool excavation, leach drains, bobcat slasher, excavator hire, bobcat hire, 6 wheeler tipper hire, earthworks and earthmoving contractors

    Maintaining the leach drain will guarantee it remains in great shape to continue redistributing wastewater in the soil. Throughout this process, sludge can develop in the leach drain, and this will reduce the flow of wastewater through the system.

    You must have at the very least 2 leach drains to enable even disbursement of the liquid. If this is not done, the soil around the leach drain installation Whitby will soak in way too much water, which will be an obstacle for bacteria to keep up when breaking down the waste. The outcome will be a foul odour which will ultimately get to the surface.

    Leach Drain Maintenance Whitby

    For the septic tank to function efficiently, it requires the leach drain to do its features efficiently. While the bacteria in the septic tank attempts to break down the solid waste that has sunk at the bottom, the leach drain handles the liquid waste. So, both systems are inter-dependent.

    If the leach drain is not maintained appropriately, chances are, your leach drain repair Whitby costs will be high, and it could include repair work to the septic tank also, which could be overwhelmed without the support of the leach drain.

    Several of the ways in which you can ensure the leach drains Whitby stay in excellent shape consist of;
    • Pump and clean the septic tank of residue a minimum of twice or 3 times a year. The pumping frequency will rely on the dimension of the tank, the size of your household, and the disposal rate.
    • Protect the septic tank system by avoiding the disposal of fabric softener, bleaches, heavy detergents, and biocides right into it. These form residue that can obstruct the septic tank system, and ultimately affect the features of the leach drains Whitby
    • Avoid getting rid of non-biodegradable materials right into the drain.
    • Do not turn your leach field into a parking area, appealing as it may be. The pipelines of the leach drain are about 6 inches in the ground. The weight of the cars is most likely to damage the pipelines, and this can result in leach drain problems. If you have visitors who normally opt for the area to park their automobiles, you can choose to fence this location.

    More often than not, when the septic tank develops issues, it is most likely you have leach drain problems Whitby. When you maintain the leach drain properly, it can serve you for approximately 25 years.

    Sources of leach drain problems Whitby.

    Since the septic systems rely on the leach drain to filter and disperse the wastewater, it is important to know the most likely root causes of leach drain malfunction so that you can prevent them. They consist of;
    • Leaking pipelines, drains, and toilets.
    • Too much water use in the house
    • Excess rainfall which causes heavy water drainage
    • Deep rooted trees and plants which penetrate the pipelines, exerting weight on the valve connecting the septic tank to the leach drain.
    • Damage of the system
    • Draining oil, chemicals, paints and other items right into the septic tank
    • Failing to pump the septic tanks often, ideally 2 or 3 times a year
    • Damage from excavators and other construction devices

    Signs of Leach Drain Damage

    You can quickly tell if your septic tank or leach drain is malfunctioning even before you call a specialist to take a look at the leach drain installation Whitby. Several of the indicators you must look out for consist of;
    • Greener turf over the leach field when compared to the rest of your yard. This indicates the waste released right into the soil is not being broken down as required. So, you need to find out what is taking place in the septic tank or leach drain.
    • If the location around where leach drain installation Whitby was carried out has standing water, is wet or mushy.
    • Sewer odours, typically around the leach area, septic tank, or perhaps around the drains
    • Drainage channels that are taking too long to clear off the water.

    When the leach drain is functioning as it ought to be, the location will have green, short turf, and no puddles. In this state, the leach area presents no harm to you and your household. So, you need not worry yourself about kids playing in this field. Nonetheless, when you start noticing indicators of malfunctioning leach drains Whitby, it is best to keep the kids away due to the fact that it presents a security and health risk.

    Consistently check any type of visible devices for indicators of corrosion. The septic tank cover must be free of corrosion, and if you observe indicators of rust, it is best to call Dobson Excavations for leach drain repair Whitby. We will identify the main source of corrosion and carry out the essential repair work. If left unattended, the cover of the septic tank can break down, and this can be fatal for anyone who drops inside an active septic tank. Leach drain replacement Whitby may be the only solution if it cannot be fixed.

    When you are cautious of things that happen in your septic tank and leach drain, you are most likely to have marginal repair work during the lifespan of the leach drain.

    Contact us today for leach drains Whitby

    Call Dobson Excavations for the specialist installation of septic tanks and leach drains. Give us a call at 0414 755 306 or send out an e-mail at dobson_excavations@live.com or fill the online form.