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Soil Injection vs French Drains

Without Doubt Soil Injections are Superior Alternative to French Drains

Why Choose Apex Soil Injection Over French Drains?

Learn why Apex Soil Injection is the more effective, cost-efficient, and environmentally friendly solution for resolving soil compaction and improving garden health compared to traditional French drains.


  • French Drains: Typically cost about £50 per m2, involving extensive labour and materials.
  • Apex Soil Injection: Only £9.50 per m2, significantly reducing both the financial outlay and the inconvenience of a bigger overhaul of your garden.

Efficiency and Impact

  • French Drains: Require extensive digging and can disrupt your garden's ecosystem.
  • Apex Soil Injection: Utilises the Vogt Geo Injector to directly decompact the soil, enhancing drainage and aeration without damaging the landscape.

Long-Term Benefits

  • French Drains: Mainly redirect water, potentially requiring maintenance and not improving soil health.
  • Apex Soil Injection: Not only alleviates water logging but also revitalises soil health, improving nutrient availability and root growth.

Environmental Considerations

  • French Drains: Can alter the natural hydrology of an area, sometimes leading to downstream issues.
  • Apex Soil Injection: Provides a sustainable solution that enhances the natural environment, encouraging biodiversity.
Choose Apex Soil Injection for a durable, efficient, and eco-friendly solution to your garden's drainage issues. Say goodbye to waterlogged gardens and hello to thriving landscapes with our innovative soil decompaction technique.

how does the geo injector work

1. Soil Decompaction

Firstly, we drill down into the soil approximately 1m. We then inject high pressure air at 7bar (100psi), this de-compacts the soil and creates voids

2. Injection of enriched biochar

We then inject Enriched Biochar into the voids, this further de-compacts but fills the voids with material that does not degrade allowing air and water to pass easily through the compacted layer.

3. Improved Water Drainage

Water falling on the ground now flows into the voids, as Biochar is honeycomb shaped it allows water to drain faster removing it from the surface.

4. Improved Aeration

Plants require soil with good aeration. After Decompaction using the Vogt Geo Injector it allows air to circulate freely around plant roots. Add sunlight and water to create a healthy garden.
When injecting air you can clearly see this breaking the surface in the form of bubbles. This is decompacting the soil allowing water to penetrate and therefore drain away
When injecting soil improver you can clearly see the areas in which the Geo Injector reaches from 1m below the surface. This creates permanent drainage

A typical area we would inject


Easy To Use

The Vogt Geo Injector is a non invasive way to decompact soil, you can use your garden immediately after treatment. All we leave behind are injection holes filled with Biochar.

Improved Drainage

Decompacting the soil with the Vogt Geo injector creates cracks, crevices and voids allowing water to penetrate the soil more easily. These are filled with Biochar which keeps the channels open improving drainage and reducing the risk of waterlogging

Increased Nutrient Availability

Compacted soil often has poor nutrient availability as it restricts the movement of nutrients through the soil profile. Decompacting the soil improves nutrient availability but allowing nutrients to move more easily through the Soil Profile

Enhanced Root Growth

Decompacted soil provides a better environment for root growth. After decompaction roots can grow more freely and develop a stronger healthier root system.
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