About RecoCrate Storm Crates
Manufactured in the UK from 100% recycled plastic, RecoCrates storm crates can be buried beneath earth, gravel or other permeable material which creates a void space underground with the purpose of holding rainwater or surface water run-off. Designed for beneath low-intensity domestic surfaces such as small driveways or landscaped areas, the RecoCrates can help protect your home and garden against the effects of storms and flooding.
The soakaway crate configuration can either be used to hold water indefinitely and used as a rainwater harvesting tank or for attenuation purposes, whereby the water is held temporarily until it can permeate into the ground below. Each crate will hold up to 400 litres of water, meaning that large, hidden underground tanks can be created quickly and relatively easily with no need for mechanised lifting or specialist skills or tools.
Although the two different types of RecoCrate installations do not vary much, in terms of the finished product they could not be more different. Infiltration systems are installed underground and use pipes to collect surface water and a permeable membrane is wrapped around each soakaway crate. The then collected water is then slowly released into the ground below at an acceptable rate to ensure it does not overwhelm and cause surface water build up or localised flooding. This is done whilst also preventing the ingress of soil or sand particles which could otherwise lead to waterlogged ground and potentially flood. On the other hand, the water storage systems are again installed underground and use pipes to collect as much water as possible but a non-permeable membrane is wrapped around these crates to prevent any water from escaping. The now collected water can be reused however you wish from powering water features, as reserves in case of drought or maybe watering your flowers.
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