Soakaway Tests to BRE Digest 365
Traynor Environmental Ltd can carry out all soakaway tests to BRE Digest 365.
• BRE365 Soakaway Testing and Design
• Retention/Attenuation Tank Design
• Local authorities may require a storm water management strategy as part of the planning application:
• On all larger developments, residential or commercial
• On smaller developments where there is a potential threat to watercourses
Public storm-water resources are typically designed only to handle existing ‘greenfield’ conditions, where prolonged rainfall discharges mostly through the ground and the rest is carried off by the drains.
New developments replace fields with impervious areas like roofs, roads, and car-parks. If not contained and managed, the water from these will run off the site – and carry contaminants with it. The result can include overloaded drains, pollution, traffic danger, and road damage through erosion. Because of these potential hazards, a storm-water strategy may be required as part of your planning application.
Under BRE Digest 365 procedures (the method recognised by local authorities), Traynor Environmental Ltd:
• Assess the site, calculating existing and proposed hard-standing area and potential impact on receiving watercourses
• Using test-holes, evaluate the infiltration rate of the subsoils
•Design a suitable strategy to contain and manage stormwater.