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Septic Design by Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services are completing a septic design for a customer in Attleboro, MA today.  We have been working closely with our client to ensure that they have a septic system design that fulfills their needs while being environmentally responsible and following local and state septic design requirements.  We have recently completed septic designs for other clients in Norton, Rochester, Plainville, Uxbridge, and Mansfield, MA.  If you need a septic design or have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Do I Need a Title 5 Inspection?

Down to EarthDown to Earth Construction Services have Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled today in Uxbridge, Holliston, Upton, Bellingham, Blackstone, Franklin, and Wrentham, MA.  As specified on the Massachusetts  Official Website for the executive office of energy and environmental affairs on site septic system inspections are required:

 

“In general:

  • When properties are sold, divided or combined.
  • When there is a change in use or an expansion of a facility.
  • When MassDEP or the local Board of Health requires an inspection.
  • Title 5 requires inspections for large systems, shared systems, and condominiums on a periodic basis.
  • Systems located in cities and towns with MassDEP-approved inspection programs are required to comply with local inspection requirements.

There are exceptions and nuances to the general requirements listed here. For example, no inspection is required if the owner has signed an enforceable agreement with the Board of Health to upgrade the system, connect to a sanitary sewer, or connect to a shared system within two years.” For more information go http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/water/wastewater/system-inspections-and-property-transfers-faqs.html

Or your local board of health. We are also more than happy to answer any questions you may have or to schedule a Title 5 Inspection if necessary.  You can reach us at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Down to Earth Construction Experts in Large and Small Septic Repairs and Replacements

Down to Earth Down To Earth Construction Services has the knowledge, experience, and equipment, to perform both large septic repairs and replacements, and smaller septic repairs, including septic pump repairs and leach field repairs.  Many septic repairs can be carried out by our technicians quickly and with minimum disruption after they have diagnosed the problem and explained the solutions to the customer.  However, should a more extensive repair be necessary, we have the equipment for excavations and more extensive work, without having to rely upon contractors, which will cause delays and increase costs to the customer. If you have a septic repair that needs to be carried out, it is always inadvisable to wait to have it addressed because it can become a larger septic problem and more costly repair.  We are at customers for septic repairs, including septic pump repair, and a leach field repair today, in Bellingham, Franklin, Blackstone, Sharon, Upton, Uxbridge, and Wrentham, MA.  If you need to have a septic repair or have any questions please do contact our officeat 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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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 www.downtoearthconst.com

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Experts in Septic Design, Installation and Inspection

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services had a septic system installation in Rochester, MA starting yesterday.  Our client  initially needed a septic design for a septic system because they needed to replace a failing cesspool on their property.  We have the experience and knowledge to provide a septic design that was tailored to their individual needs and those of their property. Yesterday we started the septic system installation because our client chose to continue to use our services. They are confident in our professionalism and ability to install their system quickly and correctly with minimum disruption.  We have the equipment and operators for the excavation,  groundworks and total installation without needing to use a subcontractor so we can ensure that the installation is done to our exacting standards. We will also provide regular septic system services following the installation. We have recent experience with septic system installations in Oxford, Uxbridge, Marlborough, and Mattapoisett, MA.  If you need a septic system installation or if you have any questions please do contact us.

Down to Earth Construction Services also have septic inspections scheduled today in Berkley, Dighton, Norton, Freetown, Fall River, Fairhaven, Acushnet, and Mattapoisett, MA.  Most of the septic inspections that we do are for properties which are being sold.  However, we also have an inspection today for a property which has had an addition which included two bedrooms.  As specified by The Official Website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs of Massachusetts:

“A system must be inspected upon any change of use or increase in design flow, BUT ONLY IF the change or expansion also requires a building permit or occupancy permit from the local building inspector. Examples include adding a bedroom to a house, adding seats to a restaurant, or changing the type of business operating at a commercial location. Check with the Building Department and/or Board of Health to find out if your situation requires a building or occupancy permit which will trigger a system inspection.

 

Any change in the footprint of a building also requires an inspection to determine the location of the system, to ensure that construction will not be located on top of any system components or on the reserve area. If official records are available to determine the location of the system components, this requirement may be waived. Check with your local Board of Health.
If you need to schedule a septic inspection or if you have any questions about septic inspections please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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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 www.downtoearthconst.com

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Down to Earth Construction Experts on Septic Inspections

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has Septic Inspections today in North Attleboro, Wrentham, Bellingham, Uxbridge, Sharon, Mansfield, and Norton, MA.  On site septic inspections are required when a property with a septic system is sold, divided or combined and many of the inspections we do are for this reason.  However, we also have a septic inspection today at a condominium which is not being sold.  This is because condominiums with five or more units must be inspected once every three years.  Those with four or fewer units must be inspected every three years, or within two years prior to the sale of one of the units.  If you need to arrange a septic inspection or have any questions regarding septic inspections please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Cesspool Basics by Down to Earth Construction

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has experience working with customers that have a cesspool rather than a conventional septic system for their property.  Title 5 does not require that cesspools are replaced as long are they are not exhibiting signs of hydraulic failure, are not 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. We have cesspool services scheduled today in Bellingham, Franklin, Foxboro, Blackstone, Uxbridge, and Holliston, MA, for property owners who want to ensure that their cesspools remain operating correctly and efficiently.  If you require a cesspool service or have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Septic System Design Consultation

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has a septic system design consultation today in our Norton, MA, office for a client whose commercial property is in Rochester, MA.  We have extensive experience designing septic systems for both commercial properties and residential properties in this region.  We have recently designed septic systems for customers in Bellingham, Wrentham, Uxbridge, and Plainville, MA.  We can design a septic system and, if required, install the septic  system using our own equipment and expertise to ensure that the system in installed correctly to the design plan.  If you require a septic design or have any questions please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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Title 5 Inspections Scheduled in Massachusetts Today

Down to Earth Down to Earth Construction Services has Title 5 Septic Inspections scheduled today in Bellingham, Franklin, Foxboro, Wrentham, Mansfield, Uxbridge, and Blackstone, Massachusetts.  We have experience working with many realtors in this region.  We are regularly referred by realtors to their clients because they are happy to work with us again and are confident in our professionalism, thoroughness, and availability.  If you are selling a property with a septic system and need to schedule a Title 5 Inspection, or if you have any questions, please do contact our office at 508-622-5759 or visit www.downtoearthconst.com

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