Winchester, Hampshire

POSTED ON: 07/05/2019

Risk Management Limited were employed by local house building company Alfred Homes to undertake a full BRE 365 Soil Infiltration Test at a property in the village of Weeke, Winchester.

A 3 ton mini excavator was utilised owing to the access restraints to dig a trench to 2.70m depth, with sides and base kept as straight as possible. The trench was then measured and the strata photographed and logged before filling using a 2000 gallon lorry mounted bowser. The rate of fall was then used to calculate a Soil Infiltration Rate (f) which facilitates drainage design by others.