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Pipemasters Specialise in Residential Drainage
If you have flooding issues, your septic tank has spat more than the dummy or you need to make some alterations of even a whole house of new drainage, we have the team that can help, and if its not in one of the options below we probably do that too, there is not much we can’t do.
Soak holes are common place in Tauranga – The mount tends to have the 600/900mm soak hole liners, while the Tauranga avenues/ higher up it is more common place to have the 150mm soak holes drilled to the sand layer. Soak holes do not last forever and sometimes need to be re-drilled and replaced once they are full of silt and rubbish. We recommend installing a cesspit on the lines going to a soak hole to avoid blockages and increase the lifespan on the soak hole.
You may not be able to tell from the surface, but there are a couple of ways to check how your property is set up to deal with storm water.
- check there is no storm water connection on the curb – run some water down your pipes with the hose to check.
- have a look a the council GIS (see link below) – type in your address and active the TCC utility layer to identify if there is any storm water piped into your boundary. http://gismob.tauranga.govt.nz/Html5/index.html?viewer=mapi&layerTheme=0&scale=125000&layers=2L91e60JlsBm2kb7RK0qDAaD2i9u4B
Storm water is all about storage – the capacity to hold water while it dissipates in times of heavy flooding.
If your soak holes are full of silt they may not be doing the job, or maybe the ground is soaped in the wrong direction or there is not adequate means of collecting this water.
You may need some advice and expertise to deal with these issues before the next big downpour.
If you have a sewer treatment plant, it requires either annual or biannual serving. Cleaning out the filters and maintaining the aerator is key.
Please don’t remove your filer, this will cause issues with the irrigation field.
make sure your unit is serviced by a trained specialist like Pipe Masters.