Rainsmart Soakaway Crate Flat Packed - Heavy 65 Tonne Shallow
|Tonne Loading||65 Tonne|
|Dimension||600mm (L) x 600mm (W) x 360mm (H)|
|Capacity||Up to 500 Litres|
|Soakaway Depth||Shallow (360mm)|
Our shallow Rainsmart 65 Tonne crates are available flat-packed for an easy assembly. The dimensions of this crate when assembled are 600mm (L) x 600mm (W) x 360mm (H).
You can view a quick video on assembling flat-packed soakaways below. Please note - this video is for double crates - for a shallow only one layer needs to be built.
Size, load and capacity
Each crate has an overall area of approximately 0.125 cubic metres, enabling 8 crates to be used together to make a 1 cubic metre soakaway.
The Rainsmart heavy soakaway crate has a void ratio of 95%. This is the amount of free space within the crate structure that can be used for rainwater storage. Each crate has a capacity of 123 Litres. This is far superior to traditional hardcore style soakaways.
The high load carrying ability of the Rainsmart Heavy crate system (vertical crush capacity 65 tonnes per square metre) makes it the ideal system ideal for use in load applications in new housing development, commercial and infrastructure projects.
Joining crates together
Clips are not required to hold the crates together, we recommend the use of cable ties to hold the crates in situ until the side fill is introduced. No clips on any crate system are structural, it is the side fill which holds the installation in place. Cable Ties are included with our 1m³ Soakaway Sets but if you are ordering individual crates and need to join them together you should order the ties separately.
All outward facing crate surfaces should be always wrapped in non-woven geotextile membrane, which allows the free passage of water but prevents any soil or sand particles from entering the soakaway, maintaining its long term efficiency.
Connecting Pipes to Soakaways
Rainwater is fed into the soakaway by butting the open end of the stormwater pipe against the crate. Geotextile membrane should be laid over the crates first and then a small cross should be cut in the membrane where it meets the pipe. Fold the membrane back and clamp it around the outside edge of the pipe, which is supported by the side fill. For extra stability if required a weak concrete mix can be be poured around the end of the pipe where it meets the crate.
Consider a pre-filter
For best practice we always recommend that a pre-filter such as our Sentinel Silt Trap is used in conjunction with any modular soakaway system. Emptying the filter on a regular basis (this is only a five minute job) will maintain the efficiency of the soakaway and greatly increase its lifespan.
For a closer look at Soakaway Crates in general, including installation tips, please take a look at our comprehensive video.
Orders placed by 12.00 noon will be delivered the next working day. Orders placed at weekends will be delivered on the following Tuesday. Read our delivery details for further information.
Our Returns Policy
You can return any items for a full refund (excluding any carriage charges) within 28 days of your purchase - the only exception being specially manufactured items such as fabricated gutter angles or profiles which cannot be returned. All returned items must be unused and in saleable condition. You should include a copy of your original purchase invoice with any goods that you return.
Please note that you are responsible for the cost of returning unwanted items. If you are unsure of how to go about arranging a carrier please let us know so that and we can assist you with this, although you should be aware that we cannot be held responsible for any carrier losses or damages prior to the goods being checked in at our warehouse.
Please click here to download a Goods Returns Form which you should enclose with any returned items. Our full postal address for returns is detailed on the Goods Returns Form.
Once the goods have been checked back into our warehouse we will arrange for the credit/debit card that you used for your original purchase to be refunded. Please allow fourteen days for the refund to be processed. Any items that have been ordered specially are excluded from this guarantee, as are any goods that are delivered ex-works such as sewage treatment plants or rainwater harvesting systems.
Read our returns policy for further details.
Our Returns Policy For Cast Iron Products From Hargreaves Foundry Products
If you wish to return any of our Cast Iron products, then please contact us as soon as possible. We can then liaise with the manufacturer and issue a returns form which will need to be returned to Hargreaves alongside the products. Our cast iron products come direct from Hargreaves Foundry (HF) in Halifax so returns will need to go directly back to them.
All return requests must be notified within 90 days of the goods being dispatched from HF and all damaged items must be notified within 24 hours of receipt of goods. All items must be returned in a saleable condition. Once agreed, the goods must be returned within 14 days from the date stated on the Return Form.
Please note that any bespoke items or specially painted RAL coloured items or Mech 416 Soil System pipes are non-returnable. Please be aware that all returns for Cast Iron Gutters and Soil & Drainage will incur a re-stocking charge of between 25% & 30% for exact details please view our Hargreaves returns policy.
The % charged is based on the net selling price of the original goods - this charge is unfortunately out of our control as it is levied on us by the manufacturer.
For full terms and conditions related to cast iron returns please consult our Hargreaves returns policy.