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All you need to know about soakaway crates

Tuesday, 4 December 2018 12:07:44 Europe/London

What are soakaway crates?

A soakaway crate is installed to manage the water drainage system effectively, preventing flooding. The plastic soakaway crates look similar to the old-fashioned milk crates, they’re designed to suit the requirements of residential and commercial industries.

Who needs soakaway crates?

Anyone who’s looking to control the volume of water entering the drainage system could benefit from the plastic soakaway crates that we supply at Build Plumb Plastics! Whether you’re a developer, homeowner or working for the local authority, our soakaway crates are guaranteed to improve your drainage system, making it more efficient.

How much can the crates hold?

Each soakaway crate is different, hence why you need to choose the most suitable one for your project. Generally, the soakaway crates have an extreme load capacity, storing up to 300L, adequately accommodating surface run-off and preventing downstream flooding.

Where can they be installed?

Soakaway crates are often installed beneath car parking facilities or landscape areas.

We recommend laying the plastic soakaway crates in sand or soil, this will allow you to drain water effectively. Try to stay away from clay soils because these don’t drain water.

When installing the crates, you’ll need to place them at least 5m away from buildings- this will prevent compromising the building foundations.

How to install them?

The process of installation for the plastic soakaway crates is quick and easy- providing you with greater convenience- saving you time, effort and money!


No matter which of our soakaway crate kits you choose, whether it’s a lightweight crate or a heavy-duty crate, you can rest assured that they are easy to lift and place and can easily be joined together with connectors.

What needs to be taken into consideration?

Like anything, there are several factors that need to be considered before you choose products for your application. The catchment area is something that requires careful consideration when choosing a soakaway crate. You need to make sure that you have sufficient space to place the crate, without restricting access.

Size is another factor that needs to be considered. Within our collection of soakaways, you’ll find a wide range of sizes, offering suitability for your project requirements. If you need any assistance when choosing plastic soakaway crates for your garden or driveway, feel free to get in touch with our experts!

Here at Build Plumb Plastics, we can help you to find out all you need to know about the plastic soakaway crates, ensuring that you get the most out of them. Need to know more? Call us on 08009997576 today!

Posted in News By

Paul Smith

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