Title 5 Septic Inspections Carried Out In Central Massachusetts


Down to Earth Construction Services  know that moving home at any time of the year is a stressful and time consuming business. If you are selling a home in addition to buying a home this just seems to double the workload. Therefore we try to make one small part of your move as painless as possible. If you are selling a home with a septic system in Massachusetts you are likely to need to have a Title 5 Inspection. As stated on the Mass Gov Website:


“In order to ensure that septic systems (conventional septic systems, cesspools, and innovative/alternative systems) are protective of human health and the environment, MassDEP generally requires that systems be inspected when a property is sold.

When is an inspection required?
When a property is sold to new owners, or there otherwise is a transfer of title to new owners, with certain exceptions.
“Title 5 does not require a system inspection if the transfer is of residential real property, and is between the following relationships:
(1) between current spouses;
(2) between parents and their children;
(3) between full siblings; and
(4) where the grantor transfers the real property to be held in a revocable or irrevocable trust, where at least one of the designated beneficiaries is of the first degree of relationship to the grantor”.

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We have extensive experience providing septic inspections in this region for property owners. We have excellent relationships with many realtors because they have worked with us before, in some instances on multiple occasions, and know that we provide through, reliable and prompt inspections to their clients. Many of our septic inspections come from referrals from realtors to their clients. Our Inspectors have Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled today in Wayland, Marlborough, Berlin, Bolton and Clinton MA. If you are moving and require more information on Title 5 Inspections or have any questions about septic systems please do contact our office on 508-622-5759 or visit

Down to Earth Construction Services Has Extensive Experience Working With Cesspools

Down to Earth Construction Services has extensive experience working with customers with cesspools on their properties. 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. The Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs do not require cesspools to be replaced however they do need to be maintained or if they 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 they will need to be upgraded. We provide cesspool services and repairs and have also done cesspool replacements when required. Today we have appointments for cesspool services in Wrentham, Berlin, Bolton, Clinton and Bellingham MA. If you have a cesspool and need cesspool service, cesspool repairs or have any questions please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit



Down To Earth Construction Services Fix Septic Problems So You Don’t Have Frightening Septic Surprises This Halloween

Down to Earth Construction Services is here to provide assistance if a spooky noise is coming from your Septic System. Your Septic System probably does not have a ghost, even on Halloween, so we would suggest you call our Norton office  on 508-622-5759 or visit to discuss your concerns and we can arrange an onsite appointment if necessary. Our experienced technicians and inspectors can quickly locate and fix septic problems so you do not need to be scared of any frightening surprises from your septic system this Halloween. We already have septic repair appointments scheduled in Wayland, Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Marlborough and Holliston MA so if you need to speak to us please do contact our office.



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Title 5 Septic Inspections

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled today in Uxbridge, Blackstone, Bellingham, Franklin, Wrentham, Berlin, and Bolton, MA.  A title 5 septic inspection is required to be done prior to a property being sold if it has a septic system.  We have had customers ask if the septic system needs to be dug up for the septic system to be inspected.  As stated on the Massachusetts Official website of the executive office of energy and environmental affairs:


“The location and condition of cesspools, septic tanks and distribution boxes must be determined. Often, this will not require extensive excavation. Generally, leaching areas are not required to be dug up.”
However if there is a need for excavation, as happens in rare instances, Down to Earth Construction Services have the equipment and expertise to do this without having to reply upon contractors.  If you need to schedule a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions about the inspection or what it entails please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit

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Down to Earth Schedules Title 5 Inspections

Down to EarthDown to Earth Construction Services has Title 5 septic inspections today in Holliston, Southborough, Berlin, Bolton, Oxford, Uxbridge, and Blackstone, MA.  When a septic inspection happens the following is included:


  • General layout of the system components (location of the building sewer, septic tank or cesspool, distribution box and leaching field)
  • Type of use (e.g., house, school, retail space), Title 5 design flow, and whether the facility is presently occupied
  • Analysis of the criteria specified in Title 5 that indicate system failure, and, for large systems, those which indicate threats to public health and the environment;
  • Water use records from the previous two years, if available
  • A description of the septic tank, including its condition, approximate age, thickness of grease/scum layer, and other relevant information
  • A characterization of the distribution box and dosing tanks with pumps, if any, such as condition and evidence of solids carryover or backup
  • The condition of the soil absorption system including, any signs of hydraulic failure.

If you need to schedule a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit

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Septic System Design Consultation

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has a septic system design consultation today at our Norton, MA, office for a customer with property in Canton, MA.  Our client has a cesspool and we are providing a cesspool replacement.  A Title 5 Inspection carried out at the property required that the cesspool needed to be replaced because it was exhibiting signs of failure.  We have experience in the design and installation of many types of septic systems so we can tailor a septic design for a customer that suits their unique requirements and the requirements of the property and environment.  We have designed septic systems for customers recently in Berlin, Bellingham, Rochester, and Attleboro, MA.  If you require a septic design or if you have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit


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