Posts Tagged 'drainfield'

Apr
27
2012

Recently, the state of Florida passed legislation SB550 requiring owners of septic systems to pay for an inspection of their septic systems. If the 2.7 million Florida homeowners with septic systems are not prepared when SB550 becomes effective, they may be liable for quite a bit of money if their septic system does not pass the inspection.

Dec
28
2011

Almost everyone has had to deal with hair clogging sinks, drains and septic system or sewer pipes at sometime in their life. It can be messy affair, take time and, in general, be a disgusting event to resolve. Why does hair cause so many septic tank problems when it goes down a drain?

Aug
2
2011

If you have ever wondered why septic tank and drainfield replacement costs so much, look at the regulations most states and counties have enacted with regards to these activities. These regulations ensure that the costs will remain high for the foreseeable future.

Jun
21
2011

One of the most important functions of a septic tank is to hold wastewater for a period of time so that solids within the incoming wastewater can settle at the bottom of the tank in the sludge layer. This settling process, along with the consumption of organic waste by the bacterial environment within the septic tank, are crucial processes to maintaining drainfield permeability.

Jun
7
2011

Over time, the organic solids settling on the bottom of the septic tank build up. By design, when this layer, called the sludge layer, reaches thirty percent of the maximum height of the tank’s wastewater capacity, the tank should be pumped.

May
31
2011

How frequently should your septic tank be pumped? If you pump your tank too often you are wasting your money AND stressing your system. Pumping not frequently enough will lead to premature failure of your drainfield.

May
26
2011

According to the American Housing Survey for the United States (2007) and the US Census Bureau, there are over 26 million residential septic systems in use in the United States. For many years, the only option a homeowner had to fix a failed system was to replace the entire system, a costly option!

Apr
1
2011

There are a few septic system types that dominate the U.S. and Canadian housing and commercial markets. Most contain a septic tank and some type of absorption component. The most common types we have encountered are reviewed below.

Mar
18
2011

A new septic system is a huge capital expense for most homeowners. Unfortunately, the cost of the septic system often times does not represent the total cost of the project.

Mar
17
2011

Septic systems are one of the most expensive assets most homeowners own. But, because it lies beneath the ground, most homeowners have no idea on how septic systems work.

Mar
16
2011

It is one of the most stressful, time consuming, irritating and, potentially, one of the most expensive problems a homeowner deals with: septic tank problems. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not understand how a septic system works and mistakenly assume their septic tank is the culprit.

Mar
3
2011

“Our septic system is leaking out onto the road below.” Pumping the septic tank will only provide temporary relief until the tank fills again. Installing a new septic system is very costly and is only a temporary solution; the new system is prone for a repeat failure.

Jan
28
2011

To best understand how a biomat affects your drainfield, it is helpful to use a liner for a swimming pool as an analogy. Liners for swimming pools are typically made of vinyl and form an impermeable barrier along the bottom and sides of the swimming pool; water is prevented from absorbing into the ground on […]