How Often Should I Pump My Septic Tank

There are a lot of factors to consider.  However it is a good general rule to pump your septic tank every three to five years.  It is also recommended to pump out any other tanks like a siphon or pump tank.

What Is The Cost Of A New System

Each septic system is designed for that specific site, so there is no exact answer as to how much it will cost.  Depending on the type of system it could be as low as $8000 or in some extreme cases as high as $30,000.  Generally, a typical sand mound cost is around $12,000 to $15,000.

Can I Do My Testing In Winter

The soil probe part of the test may be able to be done in winter.  Although you need to consider some things before scheduling in the winter.  If the ground is frozen, your excavator may not be willing or able to dig holes.  Also, our job of evaluating the soil becomes much harder when there is a frost in the ground.  The percolation test most likely will not be able to be done in freezing temperatures.

How Long Will It Take To Get My Subdivision Done

There are several steps to completing a subdivision.  Each of those steps has several factors to consider like the availability of a backhoe, when your surveyor will be able to complete your survey, attending township meetings, etc.  We have seen the entire process from soil testing to final inspection on a lot created in a subdivision go as quickly as 1 month.  We have also seen just the subdivision part take as long as 4 months.  When everything falls together nicely it can be a very quick and easy process.

What Happens If My Site Fails The Testing

Depending on the conditions of your site, there may be options.  There is Alternate Technology available that may work for you.  These systems will most likely require more testing, possibly by a soil scientist.  Your Sewage Enforcement Officer can help you understand some of these possible options.

Why Did My Neighbor Get An In-ground System And I Have A Sandmound

Each septic system is determined by the site conditions of where it will be located.  The depth of suitable soil that is measured during the testing process will determine what type of septic system can be installed in that area.  Sometimes soil can change quickly from one area to the next.  We have seen pits that have gone from unsuitable depth to over 5 feet of suitable soil all in the same test pit!