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Soakaway Set Rainsmart 1 Cubic Metre Flat-Packed + Silt Trap & Lid

Code: 90004M3FK
£486.00
inc.VAT
£405.00 ex.VAT
£486.00
inc.VAT
£405.00 ex.VAT
£486.00
inc.VAT
£405.00 ex.VAT

This soakaway set is comprised of four Rainsmart Ellipse Soakaway Crates (24.2 tonne vertical load capacity) and sufficient non-woven geotextile membrane to wrap all outward faces of the soakaway including the base. The set also includes cable ties for holding the crates together until the side fill has been introduced, and a rubber mallet for easy assembly.

Additionally, the set contains a Sentinel Silt Trap C/W Catchpit & Filter to filter out sediments and allow a clean flow of water into the soakaway, as well as a 300mm Square Manhole Cover & Frame.

Assembly of this set really is a quick and easy process taking around 10-12 minutes in total and the self-assembly set represents excellent value for money - it is around £30 plus VAT cheaper than the fully assembled option.

Full instructions are included and you can view a quick video on assembling flat-packed soakaways below. 

The dimensions of the complete soakaway are 1430mm (L) x 800mm (W) x 860mm (D)

Rainsmart soakaway crates have a void ratio of 95% - this is the amount of free space within the crate structure that can be used for rainwater storage. The capacity of this 1 cubic metre soakaway is an impressive 935 Litres. Under normal conditions this would be sufficient to hold water from a roof area of approximately 50 square metres.

The vertical crush load capacity of 24.2 tonnes per square metre ensures that the Rainsmart Ellipse crates are safe to be used beneath gardens and pedestrian areas. The lateral crush load of 18 tonnes per square metre is the best of any type of soakaway crate currently available in the UK.

Clips are not required to hold the crates together. No clips on any crate system are structural – it is always the side fill on any soakaway installation which adds the stability needed to hold the structure in place.  Cable Ties are included with our 1m³ Soakaway Sets and these are used purely to hold the crates in place until the sand or gravel side fill has been added.

The Sentinel Silt Trap system ensures longevity of the soakway system - removing 99% of the silt and sand that would potentially end up in the system from surface areas. Emptying the filter on a regular basis (this is only a five minute job) will maintain the efficiency of the soakaway and greatly increase its lifespan.

All outward facing crate surfaces of any soakaway should be wrapped in non-woven geotextile membrane, which allows the free passage of water but prevents any soil or sand particles from entering the soakaway, maintaining its long term efficiency.

The 110mm (or 160mm) drainage pipe is fed into the soakaway via one of the four circular 160mm open entry points. 110mm pipes simply rest on the bottom of this opening and we recommend that the pipe is inserted approximately 300mm inside the crate. Geotextile membrane should be installed over the opening first and then a small cross should be cut in the membrane at the entry point with a sharp knife. Carefully peel back the membrane, insert the pipe and tape or clamp the membrane tightly around the outside of the pipe to stop the ingress of any soil particles.

As all four crates making up the soakaway set have a pipe entry plate, you should ensure that the three that are not being used face inside the soakaway as opposed to facing outwards – this makes it easier to wrap the geotextile around the outside of the structure. Pipe entry points do not affect the structural integrity of the soakaway in any way.

For a closer look at Soakaway Crates in general please take a look at our detailed video.

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  • Product Code 90004M3FK
  • Brand Name Rainsmart
  • Colour Black
  • EAN Code 691208246590
  • Material Recycled Polypropylene
  • Specification Loading: Vertical 24.2T per sqm & Lateral 18T per sqm

Installation & Maintenance

Building Your Soakaway - Key Points

Building Your Soakaway - Key Points

Once you have bought your soakaway set, the real fun starts. Its time to begin the installation. Take a look at what you need to consider.

Building Your 65 Tonne Heavy Soakaway Crate (Video)

Building Your 65 Tonne Heavy Soakaway Crate (Video)

Our Rainsmart 65T Heavy crates are available flat-packed for building on site. Watch our video to see how they go together.

Shallow Soakaway Crate Assembly Instructions

Shallow Soakaway Crate Assembly Instructions

Assembly instructions for your Rainsmart Ellipse Shallow Soakaway Crate. View information sheet and read installation guide.

65 Tonne Heavy Soakaway Crate Assembly Instructions

65 Tonne Heavy Soakaway Crate Assembly Instructions

Assembly instructions for your 65T Heavy Soakaway Crate System. Take a look and download PDF document.

Building Your Ellipse Soakaway Crate (Video)

Building Your Ellipse Soakaway Crate (Video)

Our Rainsmart crates are available flat-packed for easy assembly on site. Watch our video to find out just how easy they are to build.

Building Your Shallow Soakaway Crate (Video)

Building Your Shallow Soakaway Crate (Video)

Our Rainsmart crates come flat-packed for easy assembly on site. Watch our video to find out just how easy they are to build.

Connecting Your Soakaway Sets Together

Connecting Your Soakaway Sets Together

This short video from the PBSL Group explains how best to connect plastic soakaway crates together

Ellipse Soakaway Crate Assembly Instructions

Ellipse Soakaway Crate Assembly Instructions

Assembly instructions for your Rainsmart Ellipse Double Soakaway Crate. View information sheet and see installation guide.

Soakaway Sets – Clipping the Crates Together

Soakaway Sets – Clipping the Crates Together

This video demonstrates how and where to place the clips depending upon the layout that you choose for your Aquavoid soakaway.

Installing Plastic Soakaways

Installing Plastic Soakaways

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