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Tree Roots in Septic Tank Removal

Tree Roots in Septic Tank Removal

Hello there septic system owners.¬† This blog post is about trees and what they do to your septic system.¬† But in this case it’s just the septic tank that stopped working.¬† They can do all sorts of damage. This client has been warned for many years.¬† 10 years ago roots had started infiltrating the seams of the septic tank.¬† At that time the client was told it would be a good idea to cut the trees down by the septic…

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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. ¬†Frenchdrains work great for this too. ¬†But 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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Ground Water Intrusion causes massive damage when septic alarm is ignored

Ground Water Intrusion causes massive damage when septic alarm is ignored

Here is a video of another, “less expensive” riser installation on a septic system. ¬†This homeowner simply took the lowest bid without asking questions. ¬†And honestly, thought, “We are putting a collar on a septic tank.” ¬†How hard can it be. ¬†So he took the lowest bidder not realizing we have to be concerned about high ground water tables. ¬†Now this has created a lot of problems downstream in this septic system. Now this started taking on ground water back…

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Septic Tank leak repair

Septic Tank leak repair

Here I am inside a septic tank. I know, good times. ¬†However, this homeowner was quoted $4,000.00 to replace a septic tank. ¬†He was never given the option to repair the septic tank. ¬†Now it’s easier and less messy to have it replaced. ¬†But a homeowner needs to know all of his options. ¬†He was really hurting for money due to our downed economy. When he went to the County permitting department to apply for a tank replacement permit, he…

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Poor Septic Riser Installation

Poor Septic Riser Installation

Here is an example of a very poor riser installation. ¬†Now this homeowner saved about 100 bucks when he put his riser installation out to bid. ¬†Without asking why this bid was about 100 bucks cheaper he simply assumed all septic work is the same, and only the price is the difference. Leaking septic tank riser   This company didn’t use a proper custom seal for the area between the septic tank and the abs riser material. ¬†Remember, these are…

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