Down to Earth Construction Services have expertise in many areas so that we can bring our customers the best possible septic services. For example we need landscaping and plant knowledge because septic systems, very often, are located in a customers yard with the landscaping and planting one would expect. However it is this landscaping that can cause problems. For example trees often have root systems that go far beyond what a homeowner expected when they first planted a tree seedling. Roots can infiltrate a septic drain field and really cause a lot of trouble. Roots even tend to grow toward drain fields because it is their job to find water for the tree. Today we are providing a drain field septic repair for a customer in Rochester MA whose tree roots have caused damage to the piping that is necessary for their leach field to work correctly. It is really advisable to only have grass growing on your leach field and not plant large bushes or trees on it to prevent these sorts or septic repairs being necessary. We also have other septic repair appointments in Mattapoisett, Marion, Fairhaven and Lakeville MA. If you require a septic repair or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services has qualified engineers working for us who can assist with your septic engineering needs. Today we have septic engineering appointments which include soil evaluations, septic designs, land use planning, and construction layouts for large commercial developments and private homes in North Attleboro, Wrentham, Plainville, Bellingham and Franklin MA. The soil evaluation or PERC test (percolation) that we have scheduled in North Attleboro is a soil test that is performed before installing a new septic system. The perc test is extremely important because it measures the level of liquid absorption of the soil where the proposed septic system will be located. This is necessary because after partially treated wastewater leaves the septic 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). The PERC test provides the information to ensure that this process happens correctly for a newly installed septic system. If you are interested in our septic engineering services and how they can improve or repair your property please do contact our Norton office at 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services
Down to Earth Construction Services can’t believe it is December already! We see many homes are starting to put up their lights and decorations and getting ready for the holidays. While it is also pleasant to curl up in front of the fireplace and hibernate until spring it is also a good time of year to start preparation for outdoor work that will be possible once spring comes. Today we have an initial septic design consultation with a client at our Norton office for their home in Raynham, MA. They are putting an addition onto their property in the new year so they need a new septic system to ensure that their addition will pass state and town codes because they will be adding bedrooms to their property so must have a septic system that will support the additional flow potentially created by this. If you require a septic designs or have any questions about septic system design please do contact our office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com
Down to Earth Construction Services have Title 5 septic inspections today in Bellingham, Upton, Uxbridge, Wrentham and Blackstone MA.
As stated on the Massachusetts official website for the executive office of Energy and Environmental Affairs “The purpose of the inspection is to provide sufficient information to determine if the system in its current condition can protect public health and the environment. The inspection does not guarantee that the system will continue to function adequately, or that the system will not fail at a later date. This is a particularly important point to remember if you plan to significantly increase the flow to the system.”
A septic inspection is generally required within two years prior to the sale of a property and we are usually contacted by property owners who are selling so need their septic system to be inspected before Title transfer can take place. We are sometimes contacted by home buyers because prior to transfer of title the buyer can take responsibility for the inspection as long as this is specified in a written contract and it occurs within the specified time frame. If you require a septic inspection or if you have any questions about Title 5 Septic inspections please do contact our office. You can reach us at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com