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Groundwater intrusion by heavy rains and high groundwater solved

Groundwater intrusion by heavy rains and high groundwater solved

  This homeowner did not want to divert water by digging rain drains and ditches. Super nice yard, didn’t want dug up. One option is to trench the water to off of the tanks and direct water downhill. ┬áFrenchdrains work great for this too. ┬áBut in this case, the homeowner’s yard would have been destroyed to his house as that’s where the raindrains are, down hill. So we chose another alternative means to divert groundwater and rainwater off of his…

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Septic tank backed up due to a clogged filter

Septic tank backed up due to a clogged filter

Here is a friendly tip if you’re backed up in an emergency. ┬áThis home has a 2 compartment septic tank and an outlet filter that screens the effluent going to the drainfield. ┬áThis filter should be cleaned annually. ┬áThere is diaper wipes in this tank, so we pumped it out the same day. In the video I pulled the filter out and put it back in right away, didn’t want to send too much unscreened effluent to the drainfield. ┬áI…

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Septic System under house

Septic System under house

Today is going to be a bit of a logistical nightmare. I get to jet out and vacuum out a drainfield. Okay, I know what you’re thinking. How hard can that be? Well, it’s under a house. This is going to be tight, and the first time it’s ever been attempted. I will try to capture pics, but honestly. I don’t want to ruin my camera. But I will try. And after that, I get to help an old friend…

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