Can I have an outside drain

Hi I currently have no outside drain in my back garden only the pipe coming from the guttering going into a closed drain. I attempted to jet wash my patio but as there is nowhere for the water to go it was a very tedious task. What would the cost of having an open drain fitted be please or any help or advice is appreciated. Thanks

Asked by Laura on 27th Apr 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"Yes you can it is just a matter of exacting a trench and connecting onto the drain network"
Answered on 27th Apr 2023 - Member since Jan 2017 - report
"Hi. There is one option which depends on the size of you garden. You could dig a soakaway pit and then you can add drainage anywhere you like.

A soakaway is a buried drainage feature which seeks to manage surface water on the site and infiltrate into the ground, rather than discharging to an offsite location such as a watercourse or sewer."
Answered on 27th Apr 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"Hi Laura, there are a few things we as plumbers need to know before you can get a cost, such as is there a surface water line running threw your property that you could connect to or is there only a soak-away, the cheapest option is for there to be a main or shared surface water line running threw your property that you can connect to, you can add a new soak-away and install ACO drains around the area and then run them to the new soak-away, we would not recommend connecting to a existing soak-away as they have been designed and sized to take water already and adding to it can shorted the life expectancy of the soak-away, so I can only suggest getting a professional to visit you property and advising you from there as we can’t do this over a phone or a internet without dimensions and surface area and in some cases a percolation test.
I hope this helps
Many thanks
Answered on 27th Apr 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report

We would need to come to site to assess this for you and give you the most cost effective installation method. Please feel free to email us your location and we can arrange a free site visit for you,
Many thanks

West Country Drainage Services"
Answered on 27th Apr 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
"Hi, Yes it is possible to have an outside drain fitted, but cost would vary on a few things, such as is, is it just 1 single drain you are wanting fitting or a aco drain (row of grid drain) also would depend on where the drainage pipework is, working out wether you are on a 1 pipe or 2 pipe system for the drainage or to connect to an existing soak away if there is one.
The best thing to do would be to get a drainage company to come and take a look and qoute from that. Hope this helps"
Answered on 27th Apr 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
"I would be happy if you would give us the chance to come and have a look and give you a price."
Answered on 14th Feb 2024 - Member since Feb 2024 - report
"with out looking at the job its to give an accurate price but your looking at around £1500 + vat to install a full drainage system."
Answered on 28th Nov 2023 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
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