Soakaway Test (BRE 365)

Soakaway tests are undertaken in accordance with BRE Digest 365, and are used to assess the infiltration characteristics of the ground, in order to aid drainage design.

Soakaway tests can be undertaken at varying depths, reflecting the proposed drainage solution, for example permeable paving.

Soakaway tests are often undertaken as part of a Geotechnical or Phase II Site Investigation, and thus contribute to the development of the ground model.