Down to Earth Construction Services have Septic Inspections scheduled in Uxbridge, Franklin, Wrentham, Plainville, Mansfield, Attleboro, North Attleboro and Norton, MA today. If you are moving out of your home you are likely to need a Title 5 Inspection to be done, and we would recommend that you have this scheduled early in your sale process. A title 5 Inspection is valid for 2 years so there is no need to wait and having it done promptly can reduce any delays later in your sale. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment please contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Septic Preservation Services have Septic Cleaning Scheduled today in Berlin, Hudson, Clinton, Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough, Maynard and Acton, MA. It is advisable to keep your septic system maintained to ensure that it works efficiently and correctly and to extend the life of your septic system. If you need to schedule a septic cleaning please contact our offices at 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com.
Down to Earth Construction Services would like to thank all of our customers, vendors and friends for a very successful year. We have conducted more Title 5 Septic Inspections, Septic Installations and Septic Repairs than ever before and look forward to expanding upon that success in 2017. Please call us with all your septic questions at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services has Septic Inspections scheduled for next week in North Attleboro, Plainville, Attleboro and Seekonk MA. Many of the Inspections we have conducted are from referrals from Realtors that we work with repeatedly. Realtors are confident in our service and therefore willing for their clients to schedule Septic Inspections with Down to Earth Construction Services. If you need to schedule a Septic Inspection please contact our offices at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services are designing a Septic System for a client in Dighton, MA. Our client is expanding upon their home adding additional bedrooms so needs to expand their Septic System to accommodate this extra usage. We can design a septic system that is tailored to your needs and requirements. If you need a septic system design, please do contact our office to discuss your requirements further. You can reach us at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services have a Septic Installation scheduled next week in Upton, MA. Down to Earth Construction Services have the knowledge, equipment and experience to install your Septic System with minimum disruption, efficiently and correctly. If you require a Septic Installation to be done please contact our offices.
Down to Earth Construction Services also have Title 5 Inspections scheduled next week in Bridgewater, Raynham, Middleboro, East Bridgewater and West Bridgewater, MA. If you are selling your home please contact Down to Earth Construction Services for your Title 5 Inspection. You will not be able to sell your home without a valid Title 5 Inspection. If you have any questions or need to arrange an appointment please contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services would like to say Happy Holidays to all of our customers, associates and friends. We will be available 24 hours a day for emergency septic issues but the offices will be closed next week so our staff can enjoy the holidays with their families. If you have a septic emergency please do contact us at 508-622-5759 but otherwise we will be return in the New Year.
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Down to Earth Construction Services have Septic Inspections scheduled today in Blackstone, Franklin, Wrentham, Foxboro and Sharon, MA. We have been referred by realtors to their clients because they are confident in the service that we provide. If you need to schedule a Septic Inspection please contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
By Sara Geer
Editor’s Note: For our first-ever “Chairman’s Choice” feature, we are proud to highlight two projects selected by Greg Stratis, president of Shea Concrete Products and newly elected NPCA Chairman of the Board. “Chairman’s Choice” will be an annual feature of Precast Inc. magazine.
Woodstock Inn Station and Brewery – North Woodstock, N.H.
Water is an essential ingredient for brewing beer – on average, it takes 296 gallons of water to make one gallon of beer (1). With the use of such a large volume of water comes an equally large volume of wastewater, and often the need for a system that can handle the extra wastewater intake.
Such was the case with the Woodstock Inn Station and Brewery in North Woodstock, N.H. Thanks to a significant increase in size, the brewery now distributes products throughout the eastern United States, with future plans to deliver nationally. But the brewery’s expansion caused its wastewater output to double, inundating the Woodstock Wastewater Treatment plant. The town had to remove the extra waste via trucks and started charging the brewery about $8,000 a month for the associated fees. Desperate to find a solution, Scott Rice, brewery owner, contacted Septic Preservation Services. The company worked with Shea Concrete Products, headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., to design and manufacture a precast concrete wastewater treatment system to fix the problem.
A phenomenal solution
Jim Boucher, regional operations manager of Septic Preservation Services, said the company is often contacted to assist in emergency situations like this one.
“There are microbreweries popping up everywhere and many don’t take into account wastewater,” he said. “What happens is they start on a septic system, but in a short time kill it. It’s becoming a big part of our business.”
The company typically works with a local precaster to design a system that cleans up waste and establishes a particular waste strength level and pH level as designated by the city and state. For Woodstock Inn Station and Brewery, the solution was three 10,000-gallon precast tanks. The tanks store waste so bacteria can clean the water before it enters the wastewater treatment plant. According to Boucher, Shea Concrete helped design and build the custom tanks in a way that had never been done before.
“These tanks needed to be installed at different elevations, which is a very difficult thing to do and get done right,” he said. “But Shea Concrete Products was able to cast the outlet elevations within the tanks so we could excavate a flat, large hole and place these all at the same level.
“I’ve never seen it done this way before and it worked out phenomenally. I don’t think I’ll do this any other way now.”
Jerry Mailloux, operations manager of Shea Concrete’s plant in Nottingham, N.H., said the design department had limited information at the start, but worked closely with Boucher and the contractor, Rex Caulder of Caulder Construction LLC, to make the final plans for the system.
Manufacturing the precast products took less than two weeks. The tanks are 10 feet long, 17 feet wide and 12 feet high. They consist of 15 different pieces that needed to be modified for the project requirements.
Caulder was an existing customer and knew Shea Concrete could deliver all products on time, preventing unnecessary costs such as having the crane on site for an extended period. The project was completed within a week between the brewery’s two busiest weekends – Labor Day and the start of the Highland Games at Loon Mountain Resort.
“Shea Concrete transported all the of the pieces to the site,” Mailloux said. “The crane was ready at 8 a.m. and the last truck left at 11:30 a.m. with the tanks fully assembled. The trucks were staged at a New Hampshire Department of Transportation wayside area and were dispatched to the site as one was unloaded.”
Caulder said Shea Concrete was a tremendous partner for the project.
“They were right there when they said they would be – no waiting,” he said. “Precast concrete is the way to go. It takes up less room than a fiberglass tank and is easy and accessible for inspection.”
To learn more about Shea Concrete Products, visit sheaconcrete.com.
Sara Geer is NPCA’s internal communication and web manager, and is managing editor of Precast Inc.
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Down to Earth Construction Services can assist homeowners with a variety of septic system services including Septic Design. We are designing a septic system for a homeowner in Bellingham, MA. We consulted with the owner to ensure that we designed a system that is tailored to their individual septic needs and requirements. If you require a septic design to be done please contact our office for more information on the service that we can provide. You can reach us at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com