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Membrane for Soak Away

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Arthur2shedsJackson, 8 Mar 2014.

  1. Arthur2shedsJackson

    Arthur2shedsJackson

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    Hi,
    What type of membrane should be used to wrap the box and gravel on a soak awaydrain to prevent soil ingress please ? :?:
     
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    A perforated membrane to allow soakaway, and I do have two sheds, now joined into one...pinenot :)
     
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    Will a normal weed control membrane do ?
     
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    If it's perforated, yes. An old tonne bag, like sand is delivered in, would do, just needs perforated a lid...pinenot :)
     
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    no dont use weed fabric it is not permeable enough and so will clog much quicker. You'd be better off not using one at all.

    You need to use a purpose made geotextile product. The most common would be terram 1000 or an equivalent from another mftr. Their permeability will be many times as much as a weed fabric.

    You can buy them in small sheets usually.
     
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    Is that not technically one shed ? :confused:
     
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    You have a valid point, but I'm constantly reminded that it'two sheds stuck together! :)
     
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