Septic System- Getting Started
When beginning to plan for your new home and septic installation, or when facing an issue or major septic repair, there are a few things you'll need to do before a Licensed Septic Installer can provide an estimate. We've compiled a quick and easy guide to help you get started!
If your Septic System is not working:
If your Septic system has failed or is not working properly, you'll need to first contact someone to inspect the system to determine the cause and needed repair. Once you have the inspection report, you can submit to firstname.lastname@example.org for a repair estimate.
If your Septic Leach Field is determined to be at the end of its life:
Once it has been determined that the septic leach field has reached the end of it's life or is "locked up", you must contact an Engineer to proceed with the next step in customizing a new leach field design. The Engineer will determine the size and location of the new leach field. Once you have the new design, you can submit to email@example.com for an estimate.
If you an interested in installing a new septic system:
Contact a local Engineer. They will need schedule a soils test and will need to know the proposed number of bedrooms in order to determine the size and type of system required. In most cases, the system will need to be Engineered. Once you have received the new design, you can submit to firstname.lastname@example.org for an installation estimate.
If Your Septic Tank needs to be replaced:
If an inspector has indicated that your tank needs to be replaced, in most cases, this should not require any additional Engineering. Peak DirtWorks can schedule an on-site appointment to provide an estimate or determine if any additional info is needed for the replacement.
If you are adding an addition to your home:
A septic system is sized based on the number of bedrooms. When building an addition, the county may require you to upgrade your system or add a second system if the existing one is not sufficient. We recommend contacting the County, or a local Engineer in order to make that determination.
If you have any questions regarding getting started, feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com or by calling (719) 445-7325
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