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Down to Earth Construction Services Provides Soil Evaluations, PERC Testing And Septic Engineering Services

Down to Earth Construction Services provides soil evaluations, PERC Testing and Septic Engineering services to our clients when requested. Our trained experts at Down to Earth Construction Services can assist with all your septic engineering needs. We can provide services to improve or repair your property such as soil evaluations, septic design, land use planning, and construction layouts for large or small commercial developments.  We understand the details of septic requirements for Massachusett and we will work with you and local code enforcement to ensure the design of your new or upgraded septic system will meet all required local laws and code.

We are doing a PERC (percolation) test today for a customer in Swansea MA. A perc test, or percolation test, is a soil test that is performed before installing a septic system tank. The perc test is extremely important because it measures the level of liquid absorption of the soil where the proposed septic tank will be located. It determines how quickly the material from the septic system will be absorbed into the soil. We have recently also provided  septic engineering services to clients in Holliston, Raynham and Taunton MA. If you would be interested in these services or if you have any questions please do contact our office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

Septic Design Meeting At Down to Earth Construction Services’ Norton Office

Down to Earth Construction Services are ready for the next snow that is expected to arrive in our region tomorrow. Even in inclement weather we are available to assist our customers with their septic system needs. We have a septic design meeting today with a client who is upgrading their failing septic system for a property in Rehoboth MA. We have extensive experience designing septic systems for commercial and private customers. Our knowledge and experience enables us to have the ability to find septic solutions for customers who may have septic system constraints such as a small lot, proximity to wetlands or the ocean or other environmental restrictions. We have recently designed septic systems for customers in Taunton, Upton, Attleboro and Marshfield MA. We have also installed some of these septic systems for our clients. If you need a septic system design or have questions about septic systems, septic design or septic system installation please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

 

Septic System Design For Commercial Property In Acushnet MA

Down To Earth Construction Services have qualified and experienced septic system engineers who can assist you with your septic system design, either to improve or expand upon an existing septic system or to design an entirely new septic system either to replace a failed septic system or for a new build. Today we have a septic system design meeting with a commercial property owner in Acushnet MA who needs specific septic system designs for that property. We have extensive experience throughout the region providing septic system designs for both residential and commercial properties most recently having provided designs for properties in Carver, Raynham, Taunton and Norton MA. You always want to use an experienced company in both septic and working in your region when designing a septic system. Septic Systems must always be compliant with Title 5 in Massachusetts and at Down to Earth Construction Services we have extensive experience working with local BOH to ensure our septic systems are correct. For more information see the Mass Gov website –

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/septic-systems-title-5-new-construction

If you need a septic system design or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit http://www.downtoearthconst.com

 

Down To Earth Construction Services Using State-Of-The-Art Equipment To Locate Exact Source Of Septic Problems

Down to Earth Construction Services’ goal is to provide honest and reliable septic repairs and services to residential and commercial customers in the southeast Massachusetts region. We use state-of-the-art equipment to target the exact source of your septic problems to reduce costs for our customers and minimize downtime. We take great pride in the work that we do and have never been unsuccessful in locating the exact problem through our troubleshooting services. Fast, quality, courteous service is our goal and we will respect both you and your property throughout the duration of our work on your septic system. The equipment we use is designed to keep your system as concealed as possible while reliably repairing it in the most cost effective manner. Today we have technicians investigating a septic alarm in Attleboro MA. The septic alarm is a small device in our customer’s tank that alerts them to a malfunction (such as a broken pump, a power failure, a leak inside or outside the tank, clogged drain pipes, or freezing within the pipes) within the septic system. We will locate their septic problem and repair their septic system. We are also repairing septic systems in Marshfield, Carver, Taunton and Stoughton MA. If you have a septic repair that needs to be done it is wise to not delay please do call our Norton office to either make an appointment or to ask any questions that you may have on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

 

What To Expect When You Have A Title 5 Inspection

Down to Earth Construction Services have licensed septic inspectors who are available to carry out Title 5 Septic Inspections for property owners who require an inspection. Often we are contacted by property owners who have a septic system and are planning to sell their home and need to have a Title 5 Septic Inspection completed before they can transfer Title. Once a septic inspection has been done it is valid for 2 years so they is no reason not to have it done as soon as you decide to sell your property to prevent any hold ups later in your sale and once it is done it is a positive point for your property. Often property owners have never needed to have an inspection to be done  before so this information from the Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs helps explain what to expect:

 

“An inspection shall consist of the collection and recording of the following information:

 

(a)   a general description of the system components and layout;

(b)   quantification of the source/type of sanitary sewage.  This should include type of use (domestic or commercial/industrial) as well as the design flow and whether or not the facility being served is occupied at the time of the inspection;

(c)   an analysis of the factors set forth in 310 CMR 15.303 (failure criteria) and, if the system has a design flow of 10,000 gpd or greater, 15.304 (threats to public health and environment);

(d)   water use records for the previous two years for facilities served by public water supply, if available from the supplier;

(e)   a description of the septic tank including:

1.   approximate age, size, and condition of the tank;

2.   distance between bottom of grease/scum layer and the bottom of the outlet baffle;

3.   distance between the top of the scum layer and the top of the outlet tee;

4.   thickness of the grease/scum layer;

5.   depth of the sludge layer and distance from sludge to outlet tee;

6.   physical condition of inlet and outlet tees;

7.   any evidence of leakage into or out of tank; and

8.   any evidence of backup of effluent.

9.   a characterization of the distribution box, and of dosing tanks with pumps, if any, including: a.   any evidence of solids carryover; b.   leakage into or out of the distribution box; c.   whether the flow is equally divided; and d.   any evidence of backup.

10.   a description of the condition of the soil absorption system including: a.   any signs of hydraulic failure; b.   condition of surface vegetation; c.   level of ponding within disposal area; d.   encroachments into disposal area; and e.   other sources of hydraulic loading.

11.   the location of private water supply well (if any) in relation to system components; and

12.   a copy of pump-out records on file with the local Approving Authority.”

Today we are carryout a Title 5 Septic Inspection for a family who is moving from their home in Norton MA. We also have other Title 5 Inspections in Attleboro, Seekonk, Rehoboth and Taunton MA. If you have a questions about septic inspections or if you need to schedule an inspection please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

After Assessing The Condition Of Your Septic System, We Can Present You With A Range Of Options To Correct Any Issues

Down to Earth Construction Services has septic system repairs scheduled for customers in East Bridgewater, Mansfield, Raynham, Taunton and Norton MA. We are able to attend to our clients septic repairs on short notice from our Norton office. Once we have assessed the condition of your septic system, we will present you 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 including septic pump repair
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 need a septic repair, have any questions about your septic system or have concerns that your system is not operating correctly please do contact our office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

Septic Inspections Scheduled Today In Taunton, Lakeville, Carver, Bridgewater And Rochester MA

Down to Earth Construction Services has Septic Inspections scheduled today in Taunton, Lakeville, Carver, Bridgewater and Rochester MA. As listed on the Massachusetts Official Website Of The Executive Office Of Energy and Environmental Affairs:

 

“An inspection shall consist of the collection and recording of the following information:

(a)   a general description of the system components and layout;

(b)   quantification of the source/type of sanitary sewage.  This should include type of use (domestic or commercial/industrial) as well as the design flow and whether or not the facility being served is occupied at the time of the inspection;

(c)   an analysis of the factors set forth in 310 CMR 15.303 (failure criteria) and, if the system has a design flow of 10,000 gpd or greater, 15.304 (threats to public health and environment);

(d)   water use records for the previous two years for facilities served by public water supply, if available from the supplier;

(e)   a description of the septic tank including:

1.   approximate age, size, and condition of the tank;

2.   distance between bottom of grease/scum layer and the bottom of the outlet baffle;

3.   distance between the top of the scum layer and the top of the outlet tee;

4.   thickness of the grease/scum layer;

5.   depth of the sludge layer and distance from sludge to outlet tee;

6.   physical condition of inlet and outlet tees;

7.   any evidence of leakage into or out of tank; and

8.   any evidence of backup of effluent.

9.   a characterization of the distribution box, and of dosing tanks with pumps, if any, including: a.   any evidence of solids carryover; b.   leakage into or out of the distribution box; c.   whether the flow is equally divided; and d.   any evidence of backup.

10.   a description of the condition of the soil absorption system including: a.   any signs of hydraulic failure; b.   condition of surface vegetation; c.   level of ponding within disposal area; d.   encroachments into disposal area; and e.   other sources of hydraulic loading.

11.   the location of private water supply well (if any) in relation to system components; and

12.   a copy of pump-out records on file with the local Approving Authority.”

 

Down to Earth Construction Services’ licensed inspectors regularly carry out these inspections for our clients. We have a number of licensed inspectors so we can usually schedule an inspection at a time that is convenient to our clients. Many of our customers are in the process of selling their property so they need to be confident in the service that we provide and our professional, punctual and thorough inspections. If you have a questions about septic inspections or if you need to schedule an inspection please do contact our Norton Office on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

 

 

Down to Earth Construction Services Wishes Everyone A Happy Thanksgiving

Down to Earth Construction Services wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow. We know our customers are also looking forward to Thanksgiving and food preparation is well underway for Thanksgiving Meals. We would like to remind our customers that it is not a good idea to put any type of cooking oil, fat or grease down the sink where it can enter your septic system. Whilst a well maintained septic system can cope with small amounts of fat, oil and grease, such as natural body oils that go into your septic system when you shower, if you regularly introduce cooking fats, oils and grease into your septic system it could result in a septic system failure if left . Just remember when you are making your beautifully juicy turkey dinner do not pour the fat, oil or grease down your sink. We have been conducting Septic Repairs in Stoughton, Bridgewater, Middleboro, Carver, Taunton and Norton MA that could have been easily avoided with a little knowledge and preventative measures. If you have a question about your septic system or you need to schedule a septic repair please contact us on 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

A Leach Field Under A Driveway Requires Excavation To Be Repaired

Down to Earth Construction Services have been contacted by a customer in Lakeville who has a leach field problem. Their home’s leach field has had a driveway installed that covers their leach field. As stated by the Massachusetts Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs:

“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.”

Their leach field does not have the venting as stated and compacting has resulted in distribution pipes breaking when large heavy vehicles were mistakenly parked on the driveway. Down to Earth Construction Services have the excavation equipment necessary for this septic repair and have the qualified operators that ensure that the repair is done correctly and with as little disruption as possible. We have other septic repairs scheduled today in Sharon, Mansfield, Taunton, Raynham and Norton MA. If you require a septic repair, excavation work, or have any questions 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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