Attenuation systems

Attenuation systems overview

What is an Attenuation drainage system? An Attenuation system is the temporary storage of surface water in a suitable chamber below ground level. The chamber must be large enough to accommodate the calculated run-off during peak rainfall periods. 

Permeable geo textile membranes in Soakaway systems then ensure the water is gradually released in a controlled manner back into the ground, effectively reducing the risk of flooding. 

Attenuation crate systems offer a cost-effective solution for storm water management. Managing large volumes of surface water and releasing it at a controlled rate back into the drainage system. 

At Total Group, we have become specialists in crate system design, supply, and installation. Installers and suppliers of weldable geo membranes. 

Complete attenuation installation solution

Great SuDS designs can be let down by poor construction, and whilst constructing SuDS does require different skills than those usually used for traditional drainage approaches, they are no more difficult to construct. 

SuDS construction usually only requires the use of standard civil engineering construction and landscaping operations, such as excavation, filling, grading, top soiling, seeding and planting. And at Total  Groundworks, we will complete a full consultation ensuring the job is done right, first time. 

TOTAL Klargester Septic Tank Installation

The Klargester BioDisc domestic sewage treatment plant is engineered to treat wastewater to the highest level of standards for residential applications

TOTAL Drain Repair Contractors

Due to general wear and tear, over long periods of time, many drains will often start to crack to the point where either part or the majority of the drain will collapse. Total Regeneration can offer many preventative 

TOTAL Attenuation System

An Attenuation system  is the temporary storage of surface water in a suitable chamber below ground level. The chamber needs to be of sufficient size to accommodate the calculated run-off during peak periods of rainfall.

TOTAL Soakaway Design & Construction

A soakaway is simply a hole dug into the ground which is filled with rubble and coarse stone. This then allows surface water to percolate back into the earth close to where it falls. 

TOTAL French Drain Installation

French drains are used to direct runoff away from buildings and to drain standing water into an area where it can not do any harm. 

TOTAL CCTV Drain Surveys

If you are; trying to identify an ongoing drain problem, undertaking a condition survey or need verifying that a new drainage installation has been installed correctly 

TOTAL Foul & Storm Water

The vast majority of foul sewers are 150mm diameter and are usually laid at depths between 3m and 5 m deep. Often there is a foul water pumping station in the scheme to pump the waste to an appropriate outfall.

TOTAL Pond Retention

Over the years some form of storm attenuation on every development has come to be expected. Numerous different types of storm water storage systems have been utilised and Total Groundwork 

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