Leach Field Installation
There are countless videos on the Internet demonstrating how the average homeowner can install a leach field system. You can certainly spend a few days and rent heavy duty equipment to get the job done, but we wouldn’t recommend it. Mostly due to the fact that it is illegal to do it yourself!! It’s not that we don’t want you to be self-sufficient, it’s the fact that your septic system is vital and if anything goes wrong, the after effects are very serious. Contracting a reputable and qualified septic company ensures that no mistakes are made and the job is done right the first time. You can have peace of mind knowing that your family, home and environment are safe.
Where to Install
The installation location depends upon your surrounding property. A soil scientist can advise the best place to install the leach field. After 20 years in the business, Septek has some of the most qualified arsenal of soil scientist and designers in the industry. We don’t want to install the leaching system near any edible plants or livestock. The contaminants flowing through the grey water and into the ground soil can harm them. We will ask you to phone 811 at least one week prior to installation. This free service sends technicians to your home to pinpoint and mark exactly where your energy and cable lines are located. Disrupting one of these lines via reckless excavation is a headache and very costly.
Leach Field Size
The size of your leach field is dependent upon the size of your tank, level of usage, property size and soil quality. Smaller tanks don’t emit as much effluent, whereas larger tanks require leach fields that can accomodate their output. The usage level is determined by the amount of plumbing fixtures in your home. Homes with three or more bathrooms require larger tanks and therefore more square footage for effluent dispersion. The size of your property is the primary determining factor. We can only build as large as your property will allow. For a thorough assessment contact Septek today for a complimentary consultation.
Excavating trenches is the most time consuming part of the entire installation process. The time it takes to complete the job is dependent upon the amount of chambers or perforated pipes to be installed. The entire installation can be done within a day. From digging trenches to installing the distribution box, chambers and proper connections, a day to a day and a half is all that is required. You can get back to your normal life within a relatively short period of time. Of course we will test your system before we leave the property. Our workmanship is under warranty. Should you experience any problems, contact us to repair any workmanship failures that are not caused by an act of God.
Leach Field Lifespan
The lifespan of your leach field is dependent upon the quality of materials installed, whether best practices were followed during installation and environmental conditions. Even withstanding minor repairs, your leach field can last beyond your lifetime. When Septek professionally installs your leach field, our goal is to allow you to pass down your property to your children with the leach field in tact. Of course, proper maintenance is key. Address any issues that have the potential of becoming costly and irreversible. Unclog any equipment and components that when necessary. Make sure your family is aware of septic system usage best practices. These habits combined with an inspection every two to three years will guarantee the longevity of your leach field.