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Septic Repair On A Leach Field In Acushnet MA

Down to Earth Construction Services have a septic repair appointment today in Acushnet MA. Unfortunately when the property owner noticed a wet patch in their yard they added more soil to the patch in the hope that this would fix the problem. This fix only temporarily covered up their septic problem and the wet patch returned and they contacted us when they also noticed a pronounced sewage odor in the area. We were able to determine that a new gutter in addition to a newly paved driveway was resulting in additional water being diverted to the soil absorption field area which put an extra load on the system. When their soil was saturated with clean water, even seasonally, it could not accept any more wastewater. The untreated wastewater was therefore rising to the surface. We were able to improve surface and subsurface drainage by diverting all surface and groundwater away from the soil absorption field. The soil could absorb all the wastewater from the property. We have other septic repair appointments today in Rochester, Freetown, Taunton, Norton, Dighton and Lakeville MA. If you suspect you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit http://downtoearthconst.com/septic-services/

Septic Repair Provided To Attleboro Property Owner

Down to Earth Construction Services understand the entire septic system and all of its components to enable us to provide the best septic services possible to our clients. Today we are replacing a baffle, installing an outlet tee and replacing a d-box for a customer in Attleboro MA. We have other septic repair appointments scheduled today in Norton, Rehoboth, Taunton, Raynham, Dighton and Berkley MA. When we are contacted by a customer because they believe they need a septic repair we will assess the condition of their septic system and then present them with a range of options designed to correct any identified issues. These may include one or more of the following:

  • Replacement of damaged or missing baffle
  • Installation of effluent filter and service riser
  • Installation of pumping access riser and cover
  • Installation of curtain drains
  • Replacement of deteriorated components
  • Repair or replacement of damaged components
  • Removal of accumulated solids in leach field piping
  • Removal of plant and tree roots in leach field piping
  • Installation and service of the White Knight™ Microbial Inoculator/Generator
  • Diversion of water softener/conditioner backwash discharges
  • Detailed explanation of our Septic Use Guidelines

If you require a septic repair or if you have septic concerns or questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services

Commercial Septic Design Provided For Wayland Property

Down to Earth Construction Services are able to use their substantial experience and knowledge in the septic industry in this region to design septic systems that are tailored made to fit the requirements of our customers and the property and environment that their system will be installed within. This local knowledge is important because we know the state and town regulations that must be followed to ensure that your septic system is compliant. We can provide a commercial septic design or residential septic design to our customers that fits their requirements. In addition to this we have come across and solved many issues that our unique landscape poses such as proximity to ocean front or wetlands or small plots or property situated on a slope. Because we have been in this industry for many years we have options to solve many of the problems that always arise with a septic system design because every property and the environment it is placed within is, to some extent, unique. Today we are providing a commercial septic design for a property in Wayland MA. We have recently provided other septic designs for commercial and residential customers in Fall River, Dighton and Uxbridge MA. If you require a septic design or if you have questions about septic designs or septic systems please do contact our office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services

Cesspool Services and Cesspool Replacement In Massachusetts

Down to Earth Construction Services know that the word ‘cesspool’ does not conjure up pleasing images and if you are considering buying a property that word can certainly put a damper on enthusiasm you might have for it. However with the proper maintenance a cesspool is not the problem that you may fear. A cesspool is a pit which acts as both a settling chamber for solids and a leaching system for liquids. In Massachusetts a cesspool is not always required to be replaced. Infact as stated on the Mas Gov website:

 

‘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” For more information see: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/title-5-faq


However a cesspool does generally require more ongoing maintenance than a conventional septic system and 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. Down to Earth Construction Services do provide property owners with cesspool services to ensure that they continue to operate correctly and efficiently. However if you decide to have your cesspool replaced we also have extensive experience with cesspool replacement. Today we have cesspool services and are starting a cesspool replacement in Berkley, Norton, Taunton, Dighton and Attleboro MA. If you have a cesspool and have questions or if you need a cesspool service or replacement please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

Down to Earth Construction Services Can Provide Septic Repairs Including Leach Field Repairs

Down to Earth Construction Services have been contacted by a client in Sharon MA who suspects that they have a leach field problem so they require a septic repair. They have noticed a sewage smell in their yard around the leach field area and there is a consistent wet, sogginess on the field. Other signs that you may have a problem can include lush vegetation over the leach field, frequent pumping of the tank being required, and/or slow drains.

 

Leach fields fail for two primary reasons. The main reason is referred to as biological clogging. This is the development of a biomat beneath the leachfield that eventually prevents the liquid or effluent from entering the underlying soil. This biomat is a combination of fine organic solids that have been carried out of the septic tank and the remnants of anaerobic bacteria. These bacteria originate in the human intestinal tract and enter the septic system with the waste products. 95% of all leach field failures are biological. The second primary reason is referred to as a mechanical failure. This could be a structural collapse of the leach field piping or chambers, root intrusion, or fine non-organic materials that are washed down to the bottom of the leach field and seal the soil.


Down to Earth Construction Services have many years experience identifying and repairing leach field problems and will find locate and solve our client’s leach field problem. We have other septic repair appointments today in Dighton, Raynham, Rehoboth and Lakeville MA. If you suspect that you have a septic problem or if you have questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

We Provide Septic Education and Information In Addition To Septic Inspections And Other Septic Services

Down to Earth Construction Services helps many property owners who are selling their home or commercial property with septic inspections which are usually required if you have a septic system and are selling your property in Massachusetts. We are also always willing to provide information and support to the new property owners who may not have had a septic system previously. There are definitely some dos’ and don’ts’ that apply when you own a septic system that are not generally too difficult to follow but if you don’t you might end up needing a septic repair to fix a problem that you have unknowingly created.

For example if you have just bought a new house a lot of people want to then start decorating and putting their own stamp on their new home. When you are cleaning up after decorating you must always remember to clean your brushes and paint trays in a bucket and not to dispose of that water down your drain and definitely don’t dispose of paint down your drain. We know that one of the benefits of latex paint is the ease of its cleanup with soap and water. This might cause you to think that it is okay to pour latex paint down the drain or your clean up water. This is not true. While your septic system can usually handle small amounts of latex paint, it should be avoided when possible. Septic systems use naturally occurring, living organisms to break down, digest and treat solid and liquid waste that is introduced into the septic tank. Toxic household chemicals can kill these organisms, resulting in a failure of your septic system. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes that while common culprits include oil-based paints, solvents and cleaning products that are labeled as poison or hazardous, even latex paint cleanup should be minimized. Latex paints may contain toxic substances, including ethylene glycol or acetate, according to the National Drinking Water Clearinghouse. So be cautious when you clean your brushes because even small amounts of latex paint may be detrimental to your septic system.Your septic system is primarily designed to break down, digest and treat organic materials. The organisms that live in your septic system typically cannot digest the solid materials present in latex paint. These solids will settle to the bottom of your septic tank, where they can result in a thick, gray putty-like material.

Here is a list of septic system dos and dont’s:

Things you should do

DO conserve water whenever possible as a means of reducing the volume of wastewater that will need to be treated and disposed.
DO make repairs to any faucets or toilets that are leaking.
DO make sure that you are only discharging biodegradable wastes into your system.
DO restrict or avoid use of your garbage disposal.
DO take the time to ensure that any down spouts or other surface water is diverted away from your drainfield.
DO keep the cover to your septic tank accessible by installing covers and risers for easier inspections and pumping.
DO get your septic tank pumped regularly and have it checked for any cracks or leaks.
DO have an effluent filter installed to prevent debris from entering your drainfield.
DO add a laundry filter to your washing machine.
DO put kitchen trash into a compost or throw it into the garbage – not down your drains.

Things you should NOT do
DON’T flush products such as tampons, sanitary napkins, condoms, disposable diapers or wipes into your system.
DON’T empty oils or other types of kitchen grease down your drain.
DON’T dump any items that can disrupt the treatment process or contaminate groundwater, such as: paints, oils, thinners, pesticides, poisons or disinfectants.
DON’T build anything over your drainfield or dig in it for any reason.
DON’T plant any landscaping over your drainfield – except grass.
DON’T drive a vehicle over your drainfield or compact the soil in ANY way.
DON’T run purification back flush into the septic tank.

Today we have septic inspections for property owners who are selling their homes and one for a new home buyer in Middleboro, Taunton, Norton, Raynham, Dighton and Attleboro MA. If you have any questions about septic inspections or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services

Septic Installation In Norton MA From Design To Landscaping

Down to Earth Construction Services are completing a septic installation today for a client in Norton MA. We provided the initial septic design and then, once all of the town and State paperwork had been completed we excavated and installed their upgraded septic system. We are currently backfilling the site and doing their landscaping to complete the installation. We do all of the septic installation work ourselves from the septic design to the excavating to the landscaping. We have the experience and equipment so we do not need to outsource work to subcontractors. This means that we can be sure that the entire project from start to finish will be done to our own high standards. We have experience installing many types of septic system throughout the region and have recently installed systems in Wrentham, Dighton and Uxbridge MA. If you require a septic installation or if you have any questions about septic system installations please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services



Septic Design for Norton Massachusetts Property

Down to Earth Construction Services is providing a septic design for a property owner in Norton MA who is putting an addition onto their home which will include two extra bedrooms so they need a septic system to cope with this extra demand. We have recently provided septic designs to other clients in Southborough, Dighton and Sharon MA. If you require a septic design or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com


Septic Engineering Services To Assist Customers With Their Septic System Requirements

Down to Earth Construction Services have trained septic experts who can assist property owners with their septic engineering requirements. We can assist with services to improve or repair your property such as soil evaluations, septic design and land use planning, septic improvements such as installation of risers, covers or filters and construction layouts for large or small commercial developments. Today we are conducting a soil evaluation for a customer in Plainville MA. The soil evaluation will determine if the client’s building site is suitable for a conventional septic system and is typically called a “perc test’ or “perk test” (a percolation test). Traditional septic systems only work if the soil in the leach area is sufficiently permeable that it can readily absorb the liquid effluent flowing into it. Also, there must be at least a few feet of good soil from the bottom of the leach pipes to the rock or impervious hardpan below, or to the water table. Less commonly, a site can fail because the soil is too permeable, allowing the effluent to reach the groundwater before it is fully treated. Very steep slopes are also unsuitable for a conventional leach field. The specific standards vary from town to town, but any of these characteristics can prohibit the use of a standard gravity-fed septic system. Down to Earth Construction Services have extensive experience with various types of septic system so there are always alternative systems that can be used if the perc test does show some unfavourable results for a conventional system. We also have extensive experience with towns in this region so we know the individual requirements for different towns. We have other septic engineering appointments today in Norton, Rehoboth, Raynham, North Attleboro and Dighton MA. If you would be interested in our septic engineering services or if you have any questions about septic engineering please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com


Septic Preventative Maintenance Program To Make Our Clients’ Lives easier

Down to Earth Construction Services want to make life as easy as possible for their customers. We know that nobody really wants to take much time thinking about their septic system and they certainly do not usually want to be involved, in any way, in the maintenance of their septic system if there is an affordable and easy alternative. That is where our preventative maintenance program comes in. Proper preventative maintenance can extend the life of your septic system which can save property owners thousands of dollars over a lifetime. Down to Earth Construction Services offers an affordable Preventative Maintenance Program designed to give our residential and commercial clients peace of mind in knowing that their septic system is being properly maintained, checked and monitored. We schedule appointments on quarterly, biannual or annual basis depending on your system and needs and do not even usually require property owners to be present for the service. We will just take care of your septic system so you can be confident that it is being properly maintained. Today we have septic services scheduled in Seekonk, Rehoboth, Dighton, Swansea, Taunton, Norton and Attleboro MA for customers on our preventative maintenance program. If you would be interested in our septic preventative maintenance program or if you have any questions about septic services or septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit http://www.downtoearthconst.com

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