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South East Drainage
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South East Drainage

Kent's Leading Soakaway Installers

Soakaways are a simple concept needing careful planning and installation to improve water drainage to waterlogged soil, helping remove surface water and preventing damage to buildings and their foundations.

At its most simple a soakaway is a hole in the ground creating a void for surface water to flow into, with a large surface area encouraging and accelerating the water dispersal back into the soil and water table.

Soakaways can be ideal on low lying properties which often suffer from minor flooding or waterlogged earth after heavy rainfall, but they can be employed in and around all kinds of domestic and commercial properties to generally improve the drainage of a location.

At South East Drainage we provide a comprehensive soakaway installation service, with our engineers and installers working on projects from small private homes to large building development sites in and around the Thames Estuary and other waterways.


Our service, provided by our experienced soakaway installers, includes;

  • Full site survey and consultation
  • Soakaway design specific to your property
  • All paperwork and works to building regulations
  • Provision of all plant and machinery
  • Professional excavations
  • Expert soakaway installation
  • Filling in and making good of paths, drives and roadways

Requiring careful design based on the amount and regularity of surface water, dispersal time requirements, available space and building regulations standards, we look at the details of soil filtration and worst-case rainfall history to ensure your soakaway has the capacity to perfectly fit to your site.


Our highly skilled and fully qualified engineers come with decades of experience in water management and ensure work of the highest quality standards delivered with a comprehensive customer service experience.

Expertly designed and installed soakaways for Kent, Essex, East Sussex and South East London

As one of Kent's leading soakaway installers, we work for homeowners and building developers based across the region, installing a wide range of drainage and waste water treatment systems. Some of our most recent work has been in Canterbury, Gravesend, Woolwich, Faversham, Sheerness, Croydon, Blackheath, Camberwell, Crayford, Essex, Welling, Gillingham, Maidstone, Aylesford, Orpington, Tonbridge, West Malling, South East London, Sidcup, Bexley, Beckenham, Bromley, Ashford, Sevenoaks, Medway, Chatham, Dartford, Swanley, Rainham, Rochester, Hove, Sittingbourne, Dover, Margate, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, the Kent Downs and High Weald areas, East Dulwich and Eltham.

To learn more about soakaways and how one could help you meet your legal requirement to manage surface water around your property, contact us today and speak to one of our experienced team.