3 Assessments Quality Dell City TX Septic System Installers Do Before Designing

Posted on: May 21, 2018 by in Septic System Installers
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Quality Dell City TX septic system installers do a great deal of legwork, long before a unit gets put into the ground. A brand new unit will last years, and possibly even generations, if it’s installed properly, but it can fail instantaneously if it’s not. On top of that, all Dell City TX septic system installers must obtain a permit in order to carry out the install, and may have to work with city or county officials to show that specific tests were done in order to continue. These three evaluations are essential first steps that should always be taken before any job or designs are done, and it may also be helpful to do them before you buy a property, so you can be assured that a tank and leach field will be allowed.

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1. Pit

The pit test is quite uncomplicated. During the course of this test, a hole is dug down and the soil is inspected to determine its structure. A standard leach field is dependent on the soil’s composition to drain effectively. If there is a considerable amount of gravel or sand, your leach field should be ready to discharge the effluent (water) from the tank well, where the soil will finish sanitizing it. If the soil has a considerable amount of clay or rock, it won’t drain well, therefore a conventional leach field will not be an alternative. If the location you’ve picked does not successfully pass the pit test, you may be able to select another site on your home or use an alternate kind of drain field, such as a mound system.

2. Perc

The perc, or percolation test, requires excavating a 14-inch deep hole, adding a 2-inch layer of sand or gravel, and then saturating it with water. The hole is generally left saturated for about two hours, and topped off as needed. Then, the hole is filled with 6 inches of water and monitored for drainage.

3. Visual

There are many things an inspector will check visually. The majority of units are gravity-fed, so they don’t rely upon electricity or pumps to transfer effluent from the tank to the leach field. Because of this, the incline of the ground is crucial. An inspector will also try to find inclines that can feed excessive water into the leach field, as well as nearby bodies of water, the water table, and distance from the proposed unit to things like the home and wells.

Work with Quality Dell City TX Septic System Installers Now

Choosing the right layout, style of system, and evaluating the land effectively, are all fundamental steps in making sure an install goes off without a hitch. Most importantly, these steps guarantee that the install is done properly, so that a system provides many years of use without issue. If you’re prepping for an install, call Septic Tank Pros El Paso TX. Our partner specialists are knowledgeable and devoted to quality, so you could be sure the job is done right. Call (325) 221-0088 right now.

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