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A soak well is an underground tank that allows you to collect water, usually rainwater, through downpipes connected to the gutters. This helps to prevent flooding and allows water to seep slowly into the soil and the surrounding areas without causing damage.

Dobson Excavations is an Australian Family Owned and Operated Earthmoving and Excavation Company. Contact us today if you are looking for a specialist who can install various kind of soakwells for your property.

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    A soak well is an underground tank that allows you to collect water, usually rainwater, through downpipes connected to the gutters. This helps to prevent flooding and allows water to seep slowly into the soil and the surrounding areas without causing damage.

    When designing the layout for your new home, including the landscaping, you must consider what to do with rainwater runoff. Having gutters is not sufficient to protect your property from damage. You need soakwell installation to serve as an outlet that will reduce the damage. It’s not just for homes, but can be used in commercial settings as well from large industrial complexes to farms.

    Having a drainage system that allows the water to flow out is not enough, especially during the heavy rainy season when the system is likely to be overwhelmed. Additionally, rather than all the water being wasted, you could redirect it into the soak well and allow it to seep out slowly. This will keep the soil moist, which will benefit your garden, deep-rooted trees and lawn.

    The soakwell is different from rainwater tanks. While rainwater tanks are used for rainwater collection and preservation for later use, the soak well takes in the water and disperses it into the ground. The water collected in rainwater tanks can be used during the dry season, but the soak well will be empty when it stops raining.

    We service 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 a wide variety of other services, such as Mini Excavator and Digger Hire, Drive Construction, Digger Hire, Trench Digger Hire, Soakwell Installation, Siteworks, Septic Tank Installation, Land Clearing, Pool Excavation, Leach Drains, Bobcat Slasher, Excavator hire, Bobcat hire, 6-wheeler tipper hire, earthworks and earthmoving contractors .

    Advantages of having a soak well

    Before you built your house, the rainwater easily soaked into the ground. However, now that the rain is falling on surfaces, such as your roof, driveway, and paving, it has nowhere to go. This is why floods in residential areas tend to be higher than in areas with no buildings. A soak wells is a solution to this problem.

    You must be proactive in anticipating floods and preventing the damage to your property with a soakwell installation. Our city is known for having regulations in place that make you responsible for the rainwater that lands on your property. The law states that all stormwater that lands on a property should be retained there, so storm water system installation is a must have. Having soak wells will ensure no runoff water gets to your neighbours’ properties, and you won’t feel responsible for the flooding in the nearby properties.

    Maintains the structural integrity of a building

    The soak well installation cost is a much lower price to pay compared to the damage of your property. If your area experiences long rainy seasons, the rainwater will keep wearing out the cement or concrete foundations.

    This can cause the building to start sagging as the foundation deteriorates. If your driveway or walkway has paving, the water will keep sipping through it, causing them to detach from the ground. This is usually because the soil beneath the paving is washed off, leaving it with no support.

    Soak wells can be made from different types of material.

    Soak wells are typically made of PVC, concrete, plastic, and polypropylene. These materials have pros and cons, so you need to choose one that is most suitable for your property. For example, the soakwell installation cost of concrete is high, but is very strong and durable, and it can protect your home from flood for decades. We are a specialist concrete soakwell installer and have installed many in different in various sizes, ranging from 169 litres to 4580 litres in concrete. This gives you the flexibility to determine a size based on your budget and amount of stormwater you need to trap. During the soak well installation, you need to keep in mind the amount of rainfall you usually receive as well as the frequency.

    You don’t want the soak well to be overwhelmed by the amount of water it is taking in, especially if the volume is too high to keep up with the little that is sipping out. When you get the right size, not only will the soak well function as expected, you have peace of mind.

    Soakwell Metro and regional

    Dobson Excavations offers the supply of the soak well and the installation of the soak well in the entire metro area and South West. We have many clients from Metro and the South West. Contact us today to get a quote for your soak well installation at 0414 755 306 or