There is a reason why homeowners rarely, if ever, think about doing drain field installation – it is a complicated process. If you don’t adhere to certain important factors, it is a recipe for disaster. It will cost far more to correct than it would have to hire a professional to begin with. Here are just a few of the important issues that must be a part of every drain field installation project.
- Regulations. Every community has regulations regarding drain field installation, including setback and clearance requirements, permit application and inspection procedures, system size in relation to the residence, and impact on the environment. At Marion Pumper, we always obtain the proper county or city permits before installing a drain field.
- Existing Utilities. It is vital to know the exact location of other utilities on the property, including water, electric, gas, and phone lines. Not only can it be hazardous to proceed without this information, but it can prove costly, as well. You’ll be charged to repair a broken utility line. We call 811 at least a week before a drain field installation
- Soil and Slope. For drain field installation to result in a long-lasting system, the soil and slope must be correct. Any deviation from ideal can contribute to an early demise, costly repairs, and an ineffective system, which can endanger our aquifer. It is not uncommon to need to make adjustments to the soil to get the proper results, and it takes experience to know how to do that correctly. In addition, if the drain field installation is not done properly, it can negatively affect the soil under the drain field.
Here at Marion Pumper, we have more than a decade of experience with drain field installation and fully know the regulatory processes and how to install your system so that it does its job correctly and lasts a long time. We take the time to advise you on how to keep it healthy, as well, because even our top-notch installation doesn’t assure success if mistakes are made afterward. If you need drain field installation to resolve a failed one or for new construction, give us a call, and we’ll take good care of you. Count on us to follow all the regulations and give you the best outcome possible.