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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (719) 445-7325
What makes Peak DirtWorks unique, aside from our commitment to communication and quality, is that we hold 3 Licenses through the county: 𝙁𝙪𝙡𝙡 𝙀𝙭𝙘𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣/𝙂𝙧𝙖𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙚, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙚𝙥𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝙎𝙮𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙢 𝙄𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣. Read below to learn more about each license, and how Peak DirtWorks can serve you!
𝗙𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗘𝘅𝗰𝗮𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: Not to be confused with Limited Excavation, the Full Excavation license allows the additional ability to work within the right-of-way, including culverts and utility hook-ups. We are required to keep a surety bond on file with the county in addition to our General Liability policy.
𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗲: This single-trade license covers the gamut of concrete work including Footings, Foundations, and Flatwork. With over 25-years experience in concrete construction, we offer all of the above, including ICF and solid-poured foundation walls, house slabs, patios, driveways and the like.
𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (and repairs): Our Septic License allows us to install and/or repair your septic system, as designed by an Engineer. We do not offer Engineering services. However, if the Engineer determines that a property does not require an Engineered system after performing a soils test, this license also allows for us to calculate the size of the treatment area and install the non-engineered system per county requirements.
Additionally, we use a variety of start-of-the-art tools and equipment to ensure each project is completed to the highest level of quality.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐We work hard to maintain a 5-star rating on Google and Facebook, and are proud to give back to the community through multiple service projects and groups, including Teller Business Builders, and Iron Pigs of Southern Colorado/Ronald McDonald House.
How can Peak DirtWorks help you?
Locally Owned and Operated our of Woodland Park, CO
You had some work done on your property. Something was damaged, or is not working as it should. Worse even, you paid a deposit and now the Contractor is MIA...
Unfortunately, we hear about these things happening all the time; so what can you do to best protect yourself when hiring a contractor? We'll tell you things to look out for and ways to verify a Contractor in 3 easy steps.
But first, why is it so important to find a licensed and insured contractor?
It is always important to work with a Licensed and Insured Contractor, or you could be left with sub-par work, costly repairs, and a lengthy civil battle as your only recourse. Don't fall victim to a fly-by-night Contractor!
How can you protect yourself?
1. Watch for red flags:
2. Is their business listed on the Colorado Secretary of State Business Database?
3. Search your local county Building Department website or call to ensure a Contractor is licensed to provide services in your area.
Each County has a Contractor List that is updated often to maintain the latest license information. A skilled trade contractor not listed with the county has not been approved to provide that service in the area. Skilled trades include Limited Excavation, Full Excavation/Grading (able to work in the Right-Of-Way), Concrete, Septic, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC and the like. If not listed with the county, this is a big red flag as some of the trade skills require testing and references, as well as proof of insurance before being approved to work in the county.
As the homeowner, it is important to protect yourself and your property when selecting a qualified Contractor. The only way to FULLY vet a contractor is to follow ALL THREE of these steps and verify insurance. The county may show a contractor as active, but that contractor may not be in good standing with the state, or visa versa.
Do your research ahead of time to save in the long run and set yourself up for success on your next project!
By Casey Loftus
Peak DirtWorks, LLC
Peak DirtWorks is a fully licensed, insured, and bonded Colorado Limited Liability Company. View our credentials below:
-Secretary Of State
-Teller County Licensing
-Park County Licensing (Call 719-836-2771)
-Proof of Insurance available upon request.
Request more info at email@example.com or call (719) 445-7325