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Pricing a drain field or leach field can be an expensive and daunting task. Make sure you have the facts before you start. Call Dan for a free Quote: (561) 747-1700 .
Pricing a drain field or leach field can be an expensive and daunting task. Make sure you have the facts before you start. There are several important things to consider when pricing drainfields. Below are some pointers to help you make an informed decision. You may also visit us at www.dansbackhoe.com
- Does the price you are quoted include sand? If so how much and how much is extra sand. Quality sand is paramount in drainfield longevity. Poor quality sand or an insufficient amount of sand and you could be in for premature drainfield failure. Trying to save money on sand will cost you in the long run.
- What type of system is installed? Rock and gravel is proven and tough but the new multi pipe systems are the best alternative in our opinion. Other systems may be cheaper but not last as long.
- Area placement: try to keep your drainfield in a open area with mainly grass covering the onsite system. Keep your drainfield away from roof run off. Also try to keep plants with invasive roots away from the drainfield or install a root barrier.
- Keep sprinklers from saturating the area directly above your drainfield. Evapotranspiration from grass is best at dispersing water from your system.
- Never, Ever, drive over the drainfield or septic tank with anything. If necessary put up fencing to prevent inadvertent damage caused by large animals or vehicles.
- Size is very important! An oversize drainfield will always serve you better.
- Future use. If you are considering adding on to your house or establishment it is much better to plan ahead with drainfield tank and size rather than replace a good working system should your addition require enlargement by the Health Department.
- Should I look at performance-based system for space or environmental reasons?