Both blocked and failed soakaways have similar symptoms, but a failed system can cause much larger problems. If the system has failed, further wastewater cannot enter the system, and any holding points, inspection chambers, and open drain points will quickly fill up and overflow.
This may also lead to the leakage of waste into the surrounding areas, with dirty black water and pungent smells.
A soakaway has officially ‘failed’ if it cannot be repaired. In this case, you will need a book a new soakaway installation. In order to determine whether a soakaway is simply blocked or completely irreparable, we are on hand to help.