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Soakaway Crates and Sets

You can purchase our Soakaway Crates individually or as sets of 1 cubic metre -these sets come with sufficient geotextile membrane to wrap all of the outward faces of the soakaway. We stock both the Aquavoid and the Polystorm Crate systems, both of which are available in pedestrian or vehicle loading options should you wish to position your soakaway under a driveway or road.

Our Membranes section is split into two different types of membranes, which have completely different uses; Damp Proof Membranes and Geotextile Membranes.  

Using Damp Proof Membranes

Damp Proof Membranes are used during the construction of a building at slab level to prevent moisture from the earth from rising up through the structure. DPM traditionally comes in two grades of strength, 1000 gauge and 1200 guauge.  Our membranes are strong and durable and are fully compliant with UK Building Regulations.

Using Geotextile Membranes

Geotextile membranes are used in for soil separation and stabilisation. At Drainage Sales we stock the two main types of geotextile – woven and non-woven. Woven geotextiles are manufactured by weaving tiny strips of fabric into one another. This makes them very strong – ideal for soil separation particularly where there is likely to be a loading on the soil, such as roads and carriageways.

Non-woven geotextiles are bonded together by heat during the manufacturing process. They are less strong in terms of load bearing, but provide better levels of filtration than their woven counterparts, so non-woven geotextiles are better for use in land drain and soakaway applications.

Soakaway Crates are available either as complete sets or individual items, and should always be wrapped in Geotextile Membranes for increased durability and efficiency. Read more about Soakaways & Membranes

Soakaway Crates & Sets: You can purchase our Soakaway Crates individually or as sets of 1 cubic metre; these sets come with sufficient geotextile membrane to wrap all of the outward faces of the soakaway.

Pedestrian or Vehicle Loading Options: We stock both the Aquavoid and the Polystorm Crate systems, both of which are available in pedestrian or vehicle loading options should you wish to position your soakaway under a driveway or road.

Damp Proof Membranes: Damp Proof Membranes (DPM) are used during the construction of a building at slab level to prevent moisture from the earth from rising up through the structure. DPM traditionally comes in two grades of strength, 1000 gauge and 1200 guauge. Our membranes are strong and durable and are fully compliant with UK Building Regulations.

Woven Geotextile Membranes: Geotextile membranes are used for soil separation and stabilisation. Woven geotextiles are manufactured by weaving tiny strips of fabric into one another. This makes them very strong – ideal for soil separation particularly where there is likely to be a loading on the soil, such as roads and carriageways.

Non-Woven Geotextile Membranes: Non-woven geotextiles are bonded together by heat during the manufacturing process. They are less strong in terms of load bearing, but provide better levels of filtration than their woven counterparts, so non-woven geotextiles are better for use in land drain and soakaway applications.

Soakways Installation: For more detailed instructions on soakaways use and installation, please visit our Guides and Tips section.

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