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Do You Know Why A D-Box Is An Essential Part Of Your Septic System?

Down to Earth Construction Services know that most people would not know what all the parts of a septic system are let alone what they do, even if they have a septic system servicing their own property. And that is perfectly normal, especially if you have a company such as Down to Earth Construction Services to rely upon to give you septic support when you need it. Today we have a D-Box replacement scheduled for a customer in East Bridgewater MA. This is an essential septic repair because your D-Box is a very important part of your septic system. The D-Box is not there to support an A, B and C Box as we have been asked before. D-Box stands for ‘Distribution Box’ and does exactly what you might expect. The distribution box is a component of the leach field system. The job of the distribution box is to evenly distribute the wastewater into the leach field (also known as the drain field). How does the septic distribution box work? Gravity plays a major role in helping the distribution box do its job or if that is not possible a septic pump is used. The water flows downhill where the distribution box is placed. This allows the water to flow into the box from the septic tank and then onto the leach field. Once the wastewater flows out of the septic tank it will move into the septic distribution box and out to the leach field lines. The size and shape of the box depends on the type of septic tank you have. A distribution box is most commonly made out of concrete or plastic and has several openings for the leach field lines where the wastewater can flow out. The distribution box is a major part of the septic system and it being able to function properly is very important. If the distribution box isn’t working correctly you will soon be dealing with leach field failure. Distribution boxes are most often worn down by time due to weather, like flooding and freezing, and improper care of the septic system. We will be able to provide a D-box replacement for our client before it caused any lasting damage to their leach field. We also have other septic repairs scheduled today in Mansfield, Stoughton, Canton, Sharon and Foxboro MA. If you require a D-Box replacement or septic repair or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit https://downtoearthconst.com/septic-services/


Septic Installation in Attleboro MA

Down to Earth Construction Services provide septic system installations for many property owners for a variety of reasons. Today we have a septic installation for a customer in Attleboro MA who needs a larger septic system because they are putting an addition, which includes 2 bedrooms, onto their home. Their older home has a septic system that was put in many years ago and was not designed to handle the volume of wastewater that maybe created with the addition of extra bedrooms. Of course it is not always the case that more bedrooms equates to more people using the system but that is the measure that is used to determine if a septic system should be upgraded or replaced. Your property must have a septic system that is equal to the number of bedrooms that you have to ensure that it can cope with the wastewater that will enter it. All wastewater is processed so that does not just include toilets but that also showers, baths, dishwashers and washing machines. Older septic systems are sometimes overwhelmed even when the number of bedrooms has not increased if more than the expected people are living or just visiting the home or larger appliances are bought and used at the same time or repeatedly used on the same day. It is always wise to be aware of the volume of wastewater that you are introducing to your septic system and if possible take measures such as taking shorter showers or doing your washing over an entire week rather than just on one day. However if you find that you are having septic issues that you can not solve with these solutions we are always happy to make suggestions or discuss a septic upgrade or replacement. We have recently installed new and upgraded septic systems for customers in Southborough, Marshfield and Norton MA. If you require a septic system upgrade or a septic installation or if you have any questions about your septic system please do contact our Norton office on 508-622-5759 or visit Down to Earth Construction Services

Septic Engineering Appointments Including A PERC Test in North Attleboro

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