What a Percolation Test Involves
A percolation test is to determine the absorption rate of soil for a septic drain field or leach field. The results of a percolation test are required to properly design a septic system and local councils in Kerry, Cork and Limerick when applying for planning permission.
A percolation test is a way assessing the hydraulic assimilation capacity of a given soil type. It tests how much water can pass the soil pores by excavating a small area and monitoring the time taken for a given amount of water to disperse into the site or foundation.
Our percolation test involves two half days on site and a day in the office.