Stop Stormwater runoff now with a Guaranteed Quality Soakwell from Soakwells Perth Metro
Increasingly unpredictable weather is putting you at risk of damage to your own property or being liable for damage to your neighbour’s property when stormwater builds up.
If you’ve ever had the misfortune of being in a flood, you’ll know only too well the crippling cost of repairing the damage and replacing all your personal items.
And then there’s the hassle of following up your insurance company and facing an increase in premiums after the claim.
Even worse is the risk of a costly claim by a neighbour who has experienced damage by stormwater coming from your property. This is something your insurance may not cover.
Your legal requirements for stormwater runoff
Laws vary from shire to shire, with some shires requiring you to install soakwells, especially on new houses while in other areas, it’s left up to the owner to contain the stormwater of the roof or the ground inside the boundary of their property.
Because of the extensive damage water can do over time to the foundations of a building, it is a wise choice to install a soakwell to both protect your property and to prevent you being liable for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to your neighbour’s property.
The answer is a soakwell
A soakwell is an underground tank which basically collects stormwater and dissipates it into the ground, to prevent damage to surrounding areas.
The stormwater from the roof of your house is piped via the gutters to the soakwell and it then gently seeps into the surrounding soil.
We use high quality soakwells that are made of concrete or PVC, depending on the soil type and your preference and they range in size from 66 litres to 5000 litres. They are placed about half a meter below the ground in your garden.
A good soakwell will prevent damage to your garden and foundations and ensure your home continues to hold its value. It will ensure that you are never held responsible for any damage to your neighbour’s property!