A septic drain field install has to be done correctly or your whole system can fail and you run the risk of being fined for code violations. Whether you call it a drainfield, leach field, or some other term, the design and implementation requires a high degree of engineering and precision. That’s why we here at Don’s Septic & Fill leave nothing to chance and only send out experienced and knowledgeable partner technicians when you call us. When a septic drain field install is done right, it creates a perfect ecosystem for your unit to do what it was designed to and can provide decades of use.
What a Leach Field Does
A lot of work is handled by the tank. This is where all the wastewater from the entire building winds up and it’s carefully designed to separate out the liquid, also called effluent, from the rest of the material. While the effluent is still in the tank, the natural bacteria from the waste is hard at work breaking down any solid organic waste and destroying pathogens. It does a fair job of this, but because you’re always adding in more wastewater, it will never be clean. The soil also has bacteria, so the leach field’s job is to disperse the effluent evenly into the earth, where Mother Nature takes care of the rest.
What’s Involved in a Septic Drain Field Install
A big part of making sure your drainfield works properly is checking the soil beforehand and making sure it can absorb the effluent. In some areas, the soil isn’t very absorbent or it’s very rocky, so the site has to be carefully chosen and tested beforehand to make sure its suitable. There are also very strict building codes that limit placement of a drainfield and permits will be necessary. Your technician will handle all of this.
During the planning stages, our partner technicians also considers the tank, its size, and how the waste treatment system works, before choosing an ideal layout for the drainfield. During the septic drain field install, a large area of land is excavated and leveled out. Then, the lines are placed. These are typically PVC pipe, specially designed with holes to allow the effluent to seep out. The lines are connected to each other, as well as to the tank. Rocks or gravel are also added around the lines to make it easier for the effluent to make its way to the soil evenly. The top gets a layer of soil and is generally covered with grass, but it’s important that no other plants are grown in the area because roots can be invasive and block or break the lines.
Call Don’s Septic & Fill for Your Septic Drain Field Install Today
At Don’s Septic & Fill, our partners handle it all, including complete system installation, replacement, and the maintenance of the system, so it starts off in top form and continues running with peak performance. Whether you need a new septic drain field install or are replacing an old one, our skilled partner technicians will ensure the job is done right, so you can focus on what matters most to you. Call us at (386) 202-1391 to get started today.