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Blasted Baffles to BioTec Brilliance

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

In the fresh spring months of 2018 the R A Dalton contracts managers were as busy as ever carrying out site visits for numerous different scenarios; amongst these there was a property that was having major concerns that the structure of their septic tank had been compromised.

The customer first became aware of the issue when their regular emptying contractor had attended to desludge the tank where they noticed there was a considerable amount of surface water entering the tank through a suspected crack in the surface wall.

When our contracts manager Alan Law attended in April the tank was soon condemned, there were two major issued outlined during his visit, the first being that the inner baffles had completely collapsed within the tank; the second issue was a high water table which had only amplified the issues and had potentially caused further damage.

The existing tank was located in the lowest point in the garden and with the water table only being 300mm from the cover surface it was not recommended to replace the tank on a like for like basis as we anticipated the same issues would occur again.

For this site we recommended that a BioTec 1, 1m invert package sewage treatment plant with a direct discharge to the nearby watercourse. This was the best long term solution for the property as it was unlikely that a soakaway would be plausible due to the ground porosity.

Due to the levels we were also required to install a pump as the distance and falls would not have allowed for a gravity flow. Overall for this property there was over 50m of 4” pipework installed and 35m of 50mm rising main.

This was another site that outlined the importance of checking your levels as if this tank had been installed with a gravity outlet it is unlikely that the system would be able to discharge the treated effluent efficiently which would eventually mean the system would back up culminating in the risk of the system discharging untreated effluent into the watercourse and completely flooding the unit.

Here at R A Dalton the installation commissioning is not the end of the road, we also offer servicing and desludging contracts to all of our customers ensuring that your system remains compliant and functioning efficiently.

If you would like any more information or if we can be of any further assistance please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01388 537030.

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Feedback From Satisfied Customers

  • I have recently had a new sewage system installed at one of my sites which wasn't a straight forward job due to it being located in a private field, we had to make sure the owner, as well as our residents were happy with the proposals. Ian Murray met me on site on 2 occasions, with the owner of the field ans was very professional and explained exactly what would be happening, putting the field owners mind at rest. The job went to plan with no unexpected costs and minimal disruption to the field. Very happy customer!
    Cheryl Cessford - Kingston Property Services
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Experienced Team

Our highly qualified installation and servicing team have over 20 years' experience, meaning you can trust us to deliver excellent service from supply and installation to ongoing servicing.

Klargester Accredited

RA Dalton is a recognised and leading UK installer of Klargester sewage treatments systems - we pride ourselves on being Klargester accredited.

Friendly Aftercare

The dedicated team at RA Dalton will provide you with a friendly & knowledgeable aftercare service, from telephone support to warranty issues

North Location


RA Dalton
Burtreeford
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL13 1DB
01388 537030
info@radalton.co.uk

South Location


RA Dalton
Unit 22, Midway Business Centre
Bridge Street Industrial Estate
Clay Cross
Chesterfield
S45 9NU
01246 865412
chesterfield@radalton.co.uk 

Scotland Location


21 Carron Place
Kelvin Industrial Estate
East Kilbride
G75 0YL
01698 827628
glasgow@radalton.co.uk