Septic Drainfield Installation in Odessa, FL

We recently completed a project in Lutz, Florida. Another company tried an alternative drainfield repair using an aeration unit. The drainfield was not functioning. So we had to excavate the bad drainfield and the bad soil and haul it away. We replaced the bad soil with washed septic sand. This is a must for a properly designed septic system.

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Properly Excavated Pit

Proper drainage of the septic system requires a soil test to determine what the soil loading rate is for the native soils onsite. Once the size is determined the bad soil is removed and good soil is placed to aid in the drainage.

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Infiltrator Chambers and Washed Septic Sand

Once the the drainfield has been installed it is time for the Health Department to inspect the system and determine if the construction was done properly. Covering the system requires the right equipment to be used. We use track machines to lessen the load on the soil.

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Septic System Covered and Graded

When SWS covers we haul away any debris and have your site ready for your landscaping to be re-installed. If you don’t have a local landscaper we can recommend a company or two.

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Yard After Septic Installation

If you are in the Tampa Area and need a new septic or drainfield then give us a call at 813-785-0500.

Engineered Septic Installation for RV Park

Southern Water and Soil, Inc., recently installed a new septic system for a RV Park in Dade City, Florida. SWS engineered the septic system, installed the septic system, and maintains the septic system. Providing a one-stop shop for the septic system needs helps SWS stay ahead of the competion.

SWS installs innovative and cost effective septic systems that work and save our clients money. Septic system design and engineering is very important to the functioning of the septic system. Providing education to the customer about their septic tank is what we strive to do. If you have questions about your septic system or would like a professional to explain the options for your septic needs then call SWS.

Drip Irrigation Septic
Geoflow Drip Irrigation

Through the use of Geoflow drip irrigation, Norweco treatment systems, filters by Bear Onsite, controls by Orenco Systems, and other design considerations SWS provides solid septic system design and installations.

5,000 Gallon Per Day System
5,000 GPD Treatment System

This installation was quite tedious because we had to permit the system through the Florida’s Bureau of Onsite Sewage and the Pasco County Health Department. SWS provided the owner’s with septic engineering and permitting.  Prior to permitting and engineering SWS was able to provide the owner’s with a construction cost. This helps the owner’s determine the best options for their septic system needs.

Septic Tank System Installed
Treatment Tank Installation

The treatment tanks were installed and the existing plumbing was tied into the new treatment system. This septic system added additional capacity for the RV Park. Now as other septic tanks in the facility begin to fail these systems are added to the new system through a modification permit.

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Flexible Drainfield Design

Another note is that the drainfield dispersal using drip irrigation is very flexible. We were able to install the drip system around the trees that were onsite. Geoflow drip irrigation has a patened technology that can keep the roots from getting into the drip emitters.

So, if you want a septic system designed to last and expect quality septic parts and pieces to be installed. Then have SWS design and install your septic system.

WHY IS MY SEPTIC SYSTEM HAVING PROBLEMS WHEN IT RAINS?

Having septic problems during rain events can be frustrating. Many septic problems stem from not having watertight septic tanks. Many times when we are replacing drainfields that have become soggy and overloaded we make every effort to seal inlets, outlets, risers, lids, seams around the tank, and any other places water can into the system. Excess water can wash all of the solids into the drainfield and cause premature drainfield failure. Also, the aerobic organisms that live in the drainfield can turn anaerobic. The anaerobic organisms are 60 times slower than the aerobic organisms. This leaves a bio-mat build up in the drainfield area.

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Watertight Riser Access

We have had to replace mainy septic tanks due to improper installation. Many times in the old days installers would punch a hole in the bottom of the tank to allow the tank to sink into the excavated hole. This was done many many times. However, this creates a problem during the rainy season when the groundwater becomes higher than the bottom of the drainfield. When these systems fail the septic tank has to be replaced due to the installation of a lift station would allow ground water to flow over and into the lift station and allow excess water to flow into the drainfield.

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Watertight Lift Station

Many times installers will not install a riser access to access filters and internal septic tank componets. Also, sometimes they don’t use a bolt down kit or tank adapter kit. This can create problems with excess water and soil to get into the tank. This can create issues with excess water and soil getting into the drainfield. This is another problem with improperly sealed septic tanks.

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Time Dosed Control Panel

A time dosed control panel can help determine if your septic system is receiving excess water. The control panel can be programmed to determine the amound water being used. Once the permitted amount of water is allowed to exit then the control panel will alarm you and let you know that their is a leak in your house or from a leaky septic tank. The benefit of the timed dosed control panel provides the owner the peace of mind to let them know that the excess water will not inundate the septic system drainfield.

If your septic system is blowing out or backing up and you have foul odors or mushy and soggy areas around your septic tank or drainfield then let the septic system experts at SWS diagnose your septic drainfield problems.

SWS serves the Tampa Bay Area including, Tampa, Lutz, Odessa, Zephryhills, Dade City, and Wesley Chapel. Let SWS help you out! 813-785-0500

Septic System Drainfield Replacement

Are you having septic system drain field problems? Do you have drains that are backing up or a mushy soft spot in the yard? If so, then have the experts at Southern Water and Soil, Inc., take a look at the problem and see what is going on with your septic system. Many times customers call us and ask questions regarding their septic system issues. Drainfield problems can cause problems such as plumbing that backs up or smells in and around the drainfield itself. Drainfield failures can be caused by many different issues. So, let the guys at SWS take a look and find out what is troubling your septic system.

During a septic system installation soil that is unsuitable for septic effluent drainage must be excavated. Also, old drainfield will need to be removed in order for the system to percolate through the soil. A picture below shows an excavation that is ready for the health departments inspection. SWS wants the septic system to function properly and this is an important step in the installation process.

Drainfield Excavation
Drainfield Excavation

A proper excavation must be completed by the septic tank contractor to properly bed the drainfield product and provide a system that will function over time. Discuss your septic problems with competent staff at SWS and see what other precautions need to be maintained.

Septic System Bed
Septic Drainfield Bed

Preparing the drainfield bed to the proper height is required. If a seasonal high water table is encountered or a limiting soil layer can impact the height of your septic system. We get questions all the time from customers about why their septic system is too high. We go over their septic system requirements and provide alternative septic solutions to lower their septic system. Some of the options include alternative locations, Geoflow drip irrigation, Norweco Treatment Systems, ATU’s, and low profile Infiltrator chambers and PTI Multi-Pipe systems. SWS can design and engineer your septic system after you have made an educated decision on the options that are out there for your system.

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Low Profile Drainfield

 

Low Profile Septic System
Low Profile Infiltrator Chambers

PTI Multi Pipe and Infiltrator Chambers are an example of systems that receive a reduction in height from 12″ to 8″. This provides a 4″ reduction in the height of the septic system. Geoflow Drip Irrigation is an engineered septic system that reduces the drainfield size on height and overall dimensions. Drip irrigation reduces the height by 11.5″ due to product only being 0.5″ in height. If you are looking for septic system mound height reductions or septic system aerial size reductions then let SWS go over the different options for you.

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Drip Irrigation Reduces Height of Mound

If you want all your septic system options and someone that doesn’t mind discussing your septic issues then give SWS a call and we can discuss your septic and drainfield problems. Call us today! 813-785-0500

Septic System Problems in Tampa, Florida

If you are having problems with your septic system and you are in the Tampa Bay Area there are a few things to think about. Septic problems can be such a drain to the wallet. Septic system maintenance can cost money up front; however, it can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Finding a septic service company that you can trust is hard to find. Many septic companies do what we call pump and run. If you have a company giving you a really cheap pump out then likely they are not pumping out the entire tank or they are illegally dumping.

Many tanks built after 1995 have a baffle or partition. If your tank has a baffle or a partition then there are two clean out plugs. Both plugs should be opened and the contents drained. The plug closest to the house or where the water enters is where the solids will build the most. If you don’t have a baffle or partition in the tank then either end of the tank can be opened and pumped. Make sure you get the solids pumped out of your tank. SWS prefers that the owner be present to inspect the tank.

If a drainfield repair is a must then let the drainfield design experts at Southern Water and Soil provide you with the most options for your septic system needs. Call the drain field repair and replacement experts at SWS. We can help you through your ordeal and help you solve your septic system problems.