Trafficable and easy to assemble.
Interlocking, Trafficable. Easiest to install.
High permeability and strength.
One male, one female end. Take advantage of free delivery.
Use for each corner, under every downpipe and the soakwell inlets.
Use in place of a T with a 45° M+F bend to make a 'T' shaped Y junction for great flow.
Use with downpipe adaptors and turn Y-junctions in 'T' shaped Y junctions.
These can be useful for shortcuts around corners. Be sure your trench is at 45°.
Recommended to use Y-junction and M&F 45° for junctions, handy for vertical connections.
Useful when you need to join pipe or are adding to existing pipework.
Use with 45° M+F. Ensure your system has one grate to act as an overflow.
The offset on the grate makes it easier if your footings protrude.
Be sure to glue your fittings. Fast set, PVC cement. 500ml.
PVC tape, good for holding geotextile fabric in place if you don't have a staple gun.
Used to secure the geotextile to the polypropylene soakwells.
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Our general advice on purchasing the correct stormwater system is to calculate the volume of the soakwells based on the roof area (catchment area) and the formula for predicted rainfall during a storm from your local or nearby council.
When choosing a location, the soakwells should be at least 1.5 - 1.8m from footings and boundaries, depending on your council. Never start digging until you know where all your underground services are (sewer / gas / power / water / phone / fibre etc).
You can contact Dial Before You Dig for free to find out about the underground services on public land and we have some tips for you as well.
To maximise the area in contact with the sand and take advantage of the design, polypropylene soakwells are ideally installed in rows in only two or three locations.
This is important because downpipes can take different amounts of water from the roof at different times due to the fall of the gutters, direction of the wind/rain or maintenance issues.
We always aim for just two locations, a row of polypropylene soakwells at the front and back of the house. This is dependent on factors including available space and the location of underground services as well as the distribution of roof area.
For the piping, walk around your house and draw a rough plan of the boundary, house perimeter, downpipes and proposed soakwell locations.
Pace out the length of pipe required from the furthest downpipe to the soakwells. The fall for the pipe is 100mm for every 10 metres. Cut a hole in the top of the soakwell for the pipe. Make sure you glue the fittings and pipe.
You should use grates under the downpipes to prevent water rising up the downpipes in any situation and to allow the system to breathe for optimal flow.
Don't forget you will have the sand displaced by the soakwells at the end. To estimate the amount take the total volume of the polypropylene soakwells and add another 30%. We have some tips on how to deal with this as well.
This website is designed to equip you with the knowledge to make an informed decision when purchasing polypropylene soakwells for your home or extension.
DIY Soakwells™ supplies and delivers polypropylene soakwells, geotextile fabric, U-PVC stormwater pipe, fittings and accessories in Perth, Western Australia.
When you order from us you also receive great service and comprehensive on the job advice on all aspects of the installation.
We specialise in polpropylene soakwells. Polypropylene soakwells offer strength, efficiency and ease of installation. We supply all the necessary materials for your stormwater project, from the polypropylene soakwells to the piping and fittings.
Delivery is free for orders over $200.00 from Yanchep to Baldivas ($25.00 for orders under $200.00) and includes one on one instruction on the assembly and installation of the soakwells plus advice on piping if required.