Forgetting the fact that managing rainwater on your property is a legal requirement, it makes absolutely no sense to cut corners with your soakwell system. When a volume of rain water arrives, you need the confidence that your soakwells will perform as required.
Rain water which is not effectively manged on your property can cause a range of issues. Apart from the obvious effects of erosion on your property and your neighbours, a build-up of water against your property can cause many issues including:
- Erosion of house stumps and building subsidence
- Subsidence of footings and concrete pads
- Rising damp to walls and footings and flooring
- Wood rot
- And let’s not forget termites love a drink and you could be the key provider
Unless you effectively manage rainwater on your property, you could be faced with carrying out extensive repairs and renovations to your home, both inside and out, above and below. However, if you install a soakwell system which is designed to accommodate the expected levels of rain water for your property, you are likely to avoid significant maintenance costs and avoid issues with your neighbours.