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Soakaway Experts in Portsmouth – No1PHD

Are you stressed on who to trust to get the best drainage services? Stress no more. No1PHD, as the name suggests, is the number one company you need to call to get quality services at an affordable price. Our services come second to none, and we assure you of expertise and professionalism. We are a team of drainage experts ready to serve our clients in a way they’ll never regret choosing us. Now expanding our services, we are available in your region, Portsmouth. Call us today to get your free quote on; 01425 208031

What are Soakaways, and what is their purpose?

A soakaway is a hole dug into the ground filled with rubber or plastic crates and coarse stone. Its work is draining excess water, that is, wastewater or rainwater that your drainage system is unable to handle. Businesses ought to have different types of drainage systems to serve different purposes as one system may not live up to the demand.

Types of Soakaways

The permeability of the ground is critical, hence installation of the right type of soakaway system is essential. The following are the different types of soakaway systems;

  • French drains
  • Concrete ring soakaways
  • Stormcrate systems
  • Swales
  • Permeable block paving
  • Porous asphalt
  • Borehole soakaways

Failure of fitting the right soakaway system may lead to structural failure of the soakaway systems and flooding. Consult with our local Portsmouth drainage team today to have the right soakaway system installed to avoid disappointments in the future.

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Absolutely blown away by the service we received. Took all the stress out of losing our heating and hot water. Highly recommended!

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Mr Wells

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Couldn’t have asked for a faster resolution to our drainage conundrum. Nothing was too much for these guys who were brilliant throughout.

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Installing a Soakaway.

Large businesses require multiple drainage systems. With us, you’ll be sure to get the best there is. Working over the years, our team is well-equipped and have the necessary skills to attend to your needs. For a soakaway to last, it needs not only to be correctly installed but also designed. That is right. A soakaway system should be designed, putting into consideration the permeability of the ground, the type of terrain, the space available among many other factors.

No1PHD is committed to serving our clients accordingly and with the best components. A soakaway has at least a lifespan of 100 years if the installation is correctly done and with the right design. Call us today to get the best team sent to you for the design and installation of a soakaway system.


No1PHD walks with you till the end as we acknowledge how important it is for a business to be running in good condition. With the latest technology, we can quickly identify the issue as we use CCTV drain survey equipment. A fibre optic camera is fed into the drain to navigate the problem hence saves on cost and time for our clients. Soakaways rarely require any maintenance if designed and installed correctly. Still, it is advisable to check them time to time for any problems like a blockage. Our team of experts can easily detect an issue with your soakaway and prevent it from ever arising. Contact us to get your soakaway checked to make sure it is in the best condition to avoid disappointments to your business.

Our other areas of expertise.

We are drainage experts as we understand buildings rely on drainage systems to maintain a fresh supply of water and to get rid of wastes. We offer a complete range of services from plumbing to heating to drainage for both residential and commercial clients.

Why choose No1PHD?

  • We have a hassle-free service
  • Your satisfaction is guaranteed
  • We offer reliable services

Call us today on Portsmouth 01425 208031 or email us at; info@no1phd.co.uk to enquire about your desired drainage systems or visit our drainage services page.

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After noticing that the house was unusually cold, we found that the heating wasn’t coming on and that our hot water had also failed. We called the team at No 1 PHD who dispatched an engineer to investigate. After discovering that the culprit was a faulty boiler part, they ordered in a new part and got it fitted as quickly as possible. The guys were great, and we couldn’t be happier.

Mr Lincoln

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For days, we’ve noticed a foul smell coming from outside and a gurgling sound coming from one of the drains. Whenever it would rain, the area around it would flood slightly and take ages to drain. We tried buying drain unblockers, but none seemed effective. Eventually, we turned to No 1 PHD and were left wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.

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