off-mains drainageContinuing the series of video FAQs where off-mains drainage consultant Mark Ward explains all about off mains drainage and the various details therein. In this video, we learn about how the soil on your land is examined and tested to make sure it’s suitable for the solution you are after. This is called soil porosity testing.

Video Transcript – do you provide soil porosity testing?

Mark Ward: “We provide soil porosity testing when a system is going to be installed that is effectively going to discharge the effluent to a soakaway. The reason you have a soil porosity test is to establish whether the site is actually suitable for a soakaway or a drainage field as it’s called.

So it’s a necessity to establish if the site is actually suitable for a soakaway.”

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soil porosity tests

Testing the soil

 

Porosity explained on wikipedia