To fully understand what Ravensrock Groundworks Ltd does as a business, one has to know the difference between foul and surface water drainage. A foul drainage system has pipework, which carries wastewater into the drainage systems of mains connected properties in the Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells areas. For rural properties without a connection, wastewater runs into a cesspit, septic tank or sewage treatment plant.
Surface and stormwater drainage refer to water that runs from roofs, guttering, driveways, patios and gardens, into soakaways, ditches, streams and rivers, and which has no contamination.
It is best to keep storm water and foul drainage separated but some situations prevent this.
Unless you live in an older home with a combined drainage system, where fluids run through the same pipework, foul drainage and surface water should disperse into separate systems. It isn’t completely unusual, however, for builders to misconnect the pipework system or for connections to fail. This can lead to surface water contamination at your Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, West Kent or East Sussex property, because foul drainage will mix in with non-contaminated fluids.
Ravensrock Groundworks Ltd can offer an investigative and remedial repair service that deals with all foul drainage issues.
It is almost certain that your home or business property will have two different drainage networks for dealing with foul drainage and stormwater runoff already:
Foul Drainage – Wastewater from toilets, sinks and baths, and from household appliances, flows to an onsite or local facility for treatment before redistributing back into the environment.
Surface Water Drainage – Clear rainwater and stormwater runoff flows from paving and road surfaces, and from rooftops via the guttering system, into watercourses such as a soakaway, river or stream.
When foul drainage and surface water mix, conditions become unsanitary and you should call our contractors immediately. We offer a responsive service. Our company covers all locations within a wide radius of Goudhurst, including the principal service areas of Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells.
Properties Without a Mains Connection
If your property doesn’t have a mains sewer connection, the team at Ravensrock Groundworks Ltd can help you with a groundworks and installation service that keeps foul drainage and surface water separated, and conditions clean. Our customers, based on their needs and their household usage, can use us for sewage treatment plant installations.
These systems collect foul drainage and, in the case of cesspit and septic tanks, also have basic treatment facilities.
Because we cover Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and the A21 Corridor as a groundworks company, our company can install soakaways for surface water runoff. We are also specialists in rainwater and stormwater harvesting.