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Safety Meetings Ensure The Safety, Thoroughness, Professionalism And Quality Of Our Work Is Standard

Down to Earth Construction Services take great pride of the excellent reputation we have for providing quality and professional services within the septic industry in this region. Our technicians all participate in at least monthly safety meetings to ensure the safety, thoroughness, professionalism and quality of our work is a standard across Down to Earth Construction Services. Some of our work does involve heavy equipment for excavation, moving materials and  backfilling. We make sure that our work site, technicians and customers are safe while work is carried out whether it is a large septic installation or a septic inspection. Today we have septic repairs scheduled in Attleboro, Berkley, Norton, Dighton and Raynham MA. If you need septic repairs or have septic concerns or questions please do call our office where we will be very happy to answer any questions that you have and make an appointment if necessary on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

 

 

Septic Installation With As Little Disruption As Possible

Down To Earth Construction Services has a septic system installation starting today in Bridgewater, MA. Our client is selling selling their home and their septic system failed its Title 5 Septic Inspection. To enable them to sell their property quickly and without having to make reductions due to a failing septic system they have chosen to have an entirely new, updated septic system installed. We are able to install a new septic system for our client that is compliant, has all relevant paperwork in place and will ensure that we leave the property with as little evidence as possible of the  disruption that the excavation and installation causes. We have extensive experience installing septic systems for clients in this region, most recently in Attleboro, Norton, Lakeville and Raynham MA. If you want a septic system installed or if you have any questions about the process please do contact our office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

Septic System Installation From Beginning to End

Down to Earth Construction Services are installing a septic system for a client in Attleboro MA this week. Down to Earth Construction Services provided the septic system design initially and were then able to continue with the septic system installation. We have the experience, knowledge, equipment and personnel to lead our clients through the process from beginning to end including design, excavation, installation and landscaping. If you require a new septic system or want to discuss the possibility of a septic system installation with one of our experienced engineers please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

 

Being Careful Of What You Introduce To Your Septic System May Help You Avoid Some Costly Septic System Repairs

Down to Earth Construction Services have septic system repairs including septic pump repairs and drainfield repairs scheduled today in Berkley, Rehoboth, Raynham, Norton, Taunton and Attleboro MA.. Our technicians can quickly diagnose your septic problem and repair your septic system because we have the experience and tools to recognise and fix many different problems. We can also suggest courses of action that may prevent these repairs from being necessary again in the future. If a septic system is not used correctly you may find that repairs will be necessary and sometimes septic system failures can happen. Often some simple changes can avoid this. Property owners need to be aware of all the liquids and solids that are introduced into their septic system. Some of these are obviously not a good idea including clothing, toys, diapers and household objects such as scouring pads. However some may be slightly less obvious including oils, fats and grease, ‘flushable’ wipes, sanitary items and some cleaning products. Be careful of what you introduce to your septic system and you may avoid some costly septic system repairs but if you do need a septic system repair appointment please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com. It is always inadvisable to wait to have a septic problem looked at and we can schedule appointments on short notice.

 

 

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What is a Septic System?

All Clear Septic, septic system pump chamberDown to Earth Construction Services are always happy to answer questions customers have about their septic systems. Maybe the most important questions is ‘What is a septic system?

Septic systems are individual wastewater treatment systems (conventional septic systems, innovative/alternative (I/A) systems, or cesspools) that use the soil to treat small wastewater flows, usually from individual homes. They are typically used in rural or large lot settings where centralized wastewater treatment is impractical.

There are many types of septic systems in use today. While all systems are individually designed for each site, most systems are based on the same principles.

A conventional septic system consists of a septic tank, a distribution box and a drainfield, all connected by pipes, called conveyance lines.

Your septic system treats your household wastewater by temporarily holding it in the septic tank where heavy solids and lighter scum are allowed to separate from the wastewater. This separation process is known as primary treatment. The solids stored in the tank are decomposed by bacteria and later removed, along with the lighter scum, by a professional septic tank pumper.

After partially treated wastewater leaves the tank, it flows into a distribution box, which separates this flow evenly into a network of drainfield trenches. Drainage holes at the bottom of each line allow the wastewater to drain into gravel trenches for temporary storage. This effluent then slowly seeps into the subsurface soil where it is further treated and purified (secondary treatment). A properly functioning septic system does not pollute the groundwater. – Mass. Gov website.

However even knowing what a septic system is and how it works it is always inadvisable to carry out septic repairs and maintenance yourself. A reputable septic company will be happy to answer questions and discuss concerns you have and make an appointment for a repair if necessary. Today we have septic repairs scheduled for customers in Attleboro, Norton, Seekonk and Dighton MA. If you have questions or concerns about your septic system or you want to make an appointment please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

It Benefits Your Property Sale To Have Your Septic Inspection Done Early

Down to Earth Construction Services are contacted by property owners in this region to conduct septic inspections because we have qualified inspectors who can carry out septic inspections on your schedule.

Septic inspections are often required because a property is being sold with a septic system and it is necessary to have one when a property is sold, divided or combined. We recommend that if you are going to sell a property with a septic system that you have the septic inspection conducted early in your sale process. If it highlights problems with your system you have time to have it fixed, if you choose to do so, without it impacting your sale timeline. If you pass with no problems that is just another positive selling point for your property. It is worth noting that if your septic system fails its inspection the owner or operator of the system is the legally responsible party required to upgrade the failing system. Prior to transfer of the property, this is typically the seller. Often, the buyer and seller work out the financial issues as part of the sale of the property. Title 5 does not require that a system be in passing condition prior to the sale, but most lenders will not issue a mortgage until the failing system is upgraded or funds to perform the upgrade are escrowed. 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. Therefore there really is no benefit in delaying having your inspection done if you are selling your property.

Today we have septic inspections in Attleboro, Norton, Berkley, Dighton, Acushnet and Swansea MA. If you wish to schedule a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our Norton office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

 

Leach Field Problem Solved in Attleboro, MA

 

Down to Earth Construction Services have been contacted by a customer who has a leach field problem at their Attleboro, MA property. A leachfield or a Soil Absorption System (SAS) is part of an on-site system: the area of ground and system of subsurface pipes or chambers into which partially treated wastewater from the septic tank or I/A system is discharged for final treatment and absorption by soil. Unfortunately a driveway was placed incorrectly over their leachfield. As stated by the Massachusetts Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs:

“Title 5 precludes using area under a driveway for a soil absorption system unless restrictions on the land leave no other feasible option. Impervious areas such as driveways or parking lots restrict air passing through the soils. In addition, the weight of the cars can compact the soil and may break distribution pipes. Lack of oxygen prevents the degradation of the septic tank effluent in the soil, and compaction reduces flow, making the system likely to clog and fail. Soil absorption systems which are placed under driveways are required, by 310 CMR 15.240 (7), to be vented to the atmosphere. Additional standards apply to system components in areas where automobile or other heavy equipment is anticipated.”

In this instance venting will not be sufficient so we are relocating their leach field to a more efficient location which will remove this problem and enable the property owners to keep their driveway in its present site. We have all of the equipment and expertise to ensure that this work is done correctly to reduce the likelihood of any further problems. If you require a septic repair, for a leachfield or another component, please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 where we will be happy to help.

 

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