Winter Weather Can Disrupt Title 5 Inspections

Down to Earth Construction Services were as surprised as many of our customers about the amount of snow that fell in this region overnight. Unfortunately some of the Title 5 Inspections that we had scheduled in Marion, Mattapoisett, Swansea, Fairhaven and Fall River could not take place because our customers could not get to the site or the septic system could not be accessed. However whether our inspector or customer can not get to the location of the inspection due to weather conditions or if the septic system is not accessible or for another reason there is no need for property owners to panic when they need the septic inspection for a property sale. Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs know that we live in a state where the weather can, a regularly does, effect plans. Therefore it is stated on the Mas Gov website:

 

“If weather conditions prevent an inspection before a sale, Title 5 allows the inspection to be done up to 6 months afterwards, provided that the seller notifies the buyer in writing of the need to complete the inspection.” For more information see:

https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system

 

If for any reason the inspection can not take place we will always endeavour to reschedule the inspection as quickly as possible at a time that is convenient. If you have any questions or wish to schedule a septic inspection please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

 

Septic Inspection For A Condominium Building

Down to Earth Construction Services conduct many septic inspections throughout the year and the majority are for property owners who are selling their home or commercial property and need to have a septic inspection because they have a septic system and are not on town sewer. However there are other instances when a septic inspection is required. Today we have septic inspections in Fall River, Fairhaven, Acushnet, Mattapoisett and Marion MA including an inspection for a condominium building which is not being sold. As stated on the Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs:

 

“Units in a Condominium or Cooperative Corporation.  The cooperative corporation or condominium association shall be responsible for the inspection, maintenance, and upgrade of any system or systems serving the units, unless otherwise provided in the governing documents of the condominium association or the cooperative corporation.  For a facility comprised of five or more condominium or cooperative units, each system located on the facility shall be inspected at least once every three years instead of at time of transfer of title and all existing systems shall be inspected by December 1, 1996.”

Our client’s Condominium building is larger than 5 units so we are inspecting their system as required by Massachusetts because it will soon be over 3 years since their last septic inspection. If you require a septic Inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

Cesspool replacement In Acushnet, MA

 

Down To Earth Construction Services are doing a cesspool replacement for a customer in Acushnet, MA today. A cesspool is a pit which acts as both a settling chamber for solids and a leaching system for liquids. The use of cesspools may overload the capacity of the soil to remove bacteria, viruses, and phosphorus, and to nitrify ammonia and organic nitrogen compounds.  Over time, when the drainage area around the leaching pool becomes saturated, additional pools may have to be dug to handle the volume. Cesspools must be treated to avoid harmful chemicals from forming and also to empty the pool which needs to be done regularly. This makes cesspools have high maintenance costs.

In Massachusetts Title 5 does not require Cesspools to be replaced:

“only those cesspools that exhibit signs of hydraulic failure, are located extremely close to private or public water supplies, or otherwise fail to protect or pose a threat to public health, safety or the environment will need to be upgraded (310 CMR 15.303). Also, cesspools must be upgraded prior to an increase in design flow (e.g., the addition of a bedroom to a home or seats to a restaurant).” The Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

We provide cesspool services, pump out services and cesspool replacement if requested. We have worked with customers in Attleboro, Bridgewater, Raynham, Franklin and Marion MA recently to either replace cesspools which was required because of Title 5 or requested for financial or environmental reasons by the property owner. We have also conducted cesspool services and pumping.

If your property has a cesspool make sure that you work with a company that has extensive experience working with cesspools in Massachusetts. If you have any questions or need to arrange an appointment please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 


A Distribution Box Regulates The Dispersion Of Effluent To The Drain Field

Down to Earth Construction Services have extensive experience working within the field of septic systems. We are often contacted by property owners who need a specific engineering repair and have therefore chosen to contact Down to Earth Construction Services because we have the expertise to replace, repair or upgrade a septic system in a timely manner at a cost effective price. Today we have a D-Box or Distribution Box replacement for a customer in Freetown MA. A conventional septic system is composed of the septic tank and the drain field. The drain field is where the last stage of wastewater treatment system takes place. It is the area of effluent purification and distribution. An essential part of the drain field is the distribution box. The distribution box or d-box regulates the dispersion of effluent. To operate correctly a d-box must be properly installed a remain unglogged and level. If the d-box is tilted or clogged, it will only distribute the effluent on one part of the drain field which it will eventually result in the bursting out or overloading of the effluent onto the surface of the yard. This, as you can imagine, can have unpleasant results including sewage smells and puddling of waste in your yard. We have other septic repairs taking place today in Berkley, Mattapoisett and Marion MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have questions about septic systems please do contact our office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

 

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Septic Installation by Down to Earth Construction Services

Down to Earth Construction Services has a septic installation completing today in Rochester, MA. Our septic system installations are handled entirely with our own equipment and expertise. Our own engineers and technicians can provide the initial septic system design, if required, all the way through excavation and system installation to ensuring that we have made as little disturbance to the location as possible when complete. If you require a septic system installation or have any questions about this service please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Address Septic Repairs Quickly with Down to Earth Construction Services

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services hopes all mothers had a superb Mother’s Day yesterday.  While flowers are perhaps a more traditional gift, sometimes we understand that you have to be a bit more practical. Down to Earth Construction Services have septic repairs scheduled today for customers in Fall River, Swansea, Mattapoisett, Freetown, Marion, Acushnet, and Norton, MA.  If you have noticed that you have an unpleasant smell coming from your drains or even worse have sewage backup coming into your house, these are both signs that you may have a septic system problem.  It is inadvisable to wait to have these problems addressed.  Firstly, it is unpleasant and can actually be harmful if left, but also a small problem can become a larger one if left untreated and potentially be more expensive to fix.  We have experience with many septic system repairs and today they include a d-box replacement and outlet tee and a septic air pump repair.  If you need to schedule a septic repair or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Down to Earth Construction Experts in Septic Installation

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has a septic installation scheduled to begin today in Upton, MA.  Down to Earth Construction Services have the expertise to provide the initial septic design, the equipment for the excavation and experience and engineers to ensure that your septic system is installed correctly, quickly and with minimum disruption.  We have recently installed septic systems for customers in Marion, Mattapoisett, Bolton and Middleboro MA. If you require a septic system installation or have any questions please do contact us at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Down to Earth Performs Title 5 Septic Inspections

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction has Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled today in Acushnet, Freetown, Dighton, Berkley, Marion, Rochester and Carver, MA.  If you are selling a property in Massachusetts with a septic system you are likely to need a Title 5 Inspection.  These inspections are valid for 2 years so it is advisable to have the inspection done early in your sale to help prevent delays that could occur later on.  If you need to schedule a Title 5 Inspection or if you have any questions please contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Title 5 Inspections with Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services have septic inspections today in Acushnet, Freetown, Rochester, Mattapoisett, Marion, Carver and Middleboro, MA.  If you are selling a property in Massachusetts with a septic system, you are likely to need a Title 5 Inspection to be carried out.  Inspections required in connection with a property transfer generally are good for two years.  If a property is sold more than once in the two-year period, the single inspection is valid for all transfers.  When a system is pumped on an annual basis and the pumping records are available, an inspection is valid for three years.  So unless you are selling within 2 years of buying the property or you have had it pumped annually you will need a Septic Inspection to be done before you can transfer Title. If you want to schedule a septic inspection or if you have any further questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Septic System Installation

Down to EarthDown to Earth Construction Services have a Septic System Installation today in Swansea, MA.  We have extensive experience with septic engineering and can design and install a new septic system for clients which is tailored to their individual requirements taking in factors such as property usage, bedrooms, environment and location.  We have the equipment necessary to do the excavation and installation without needing to outsource work so we can ensure that your septic system is installed correctly and in a timely manner with minimum disruption. We have installed septic systems recently for customers in Freetown, Marion, Lakeville, Wrentham and Marshfield, MA.  If you need to have a new septic system installed or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com