Before and after septic pictures and the drainfield installation process
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are in the Tampa Area and need a new septic or drainfield then give us a call at 813-785-0500.
Southern Water and Soil, Inc., solves tight septic system options.
Providing innovative septic solutions at cost effective prices is what SWS brings to the table. If homeowners understand the options that are out there then they can make an educated decision on their septic system.
Using a pump vault unit can save space by adding a effluent pumping system to an enlarged septic tank. This saves space and leaves more room for the septic system drainfield.
Experiencing septic problems or drainfield problems? Call SWS!
Are you experiencing sluggish drains? Are you on a septic system? When was the last time your septic tank was pumped? Do you live in the Tampa Bay Area? If you answered yes then call the septic tank experts at Southern Water and Soil, Inc. SWS serves the metro Tampa area. We can provide the septic and drainfield options that you want to know and learn about. Here are a few items worth reviewing if you are having septic problems.
1. When was the last time your tank was pumped?
Your septic tank should be pumped on average every 3 to 5 years depending on the number of people in the house and how the system is used. If you have and septic tank effluent filter then you may need to clean this more frequently depending on use and type of filter that you have. SWS carries effluent filters by Orenco, Tuf-tite, Bear Onsite, and Geoflow. These filters help reduce the amount of solids enter your drainfield.
2. How old is the septic system?
The average life span of a septic system in Florida is 18.7 years, according the Florida Department of Health. Therefore, if your septic system is failing after it is getting to this age then most likely it is the drainfield that is no longer accepting effluent out into the drainfield.
3. What kind of soil do you have?
The type of soil that you have affects your septic system in various ways… water table, percolation rate, life span, size of drainfield, excavation required, etc.
4. Where is your septic system located?
If your septic system is located on the side of the house where roof runoff can saturate the soils then you may want to think about getting gutters to shed the water away from the septic system. If your septic system is located near a lake or river then it would make sense to insure that the septic thank is water tight…especially if you have a lift station. Also, there are setback requirements that need to be maintained, such as, water bodies, wells, buildings, etc.
If you are experiencing drainfield problems or would like to have your system evaluated then give us a call! 813-785-0500!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Southern Water and Soil, Inc., provides septic service to the Tampa Bay Area. SWS strives to provide it’s clients with the best septic system solutions that are possible. The owner is Greg Mayfield and he is a former Florida Department of Health inspector. He has been fully trained and understand s the problems that plague drain fields, leach beds, and septic tanks. Providing sound solutions based on regulatory experience is what SWS brings to the table for their clients.
Southern Water and Soil, Inc., can help you with your septic problems. Whether you need a drainfield design, a septic system soil evaluation or percolation test, septic system cost, engineer designed septic system, septic drip irrigation system, low pressure dosing septic system, or other septic system needs, then SWS can help you!
If you need a septic tank or drainfield replacement then SWS has the septic system options for you. If everyone is quoting you septic system mounds then look at septic alternatives like drip irrigation. SWS uses Geoflow Systems drip irrigation systems. If your septic system requires nitrogen reducing septic systems then SWS has the solutions for you.
Florida septic contractor that serves residential and commercial clients. Southern Water and Soil, Inc., serves all of Florida with commercial and engineered septic systems and the Tampa Bay Area with residential septic services. If you need a septic system designed, engineered, installed, or maintained then call the experts. SWS has installed performance based septic systems, drip irrigation systems, nitrogen reducing systems, mound septic systems, low pressure dosing septic systems, timed dosed septic systems, and many other types of septic systems.
Please give SWS a shot at your septic business and you won’t regret it! SWS takes pride in what they do. We want to make our customers satisfied and refer us out! Give us a call 813-785-0500.
Aging septic tanks can cause problems by allowing untreated wastewater to enter the groundwater supply. Also, another problem is that water can enter the septic system and overflow the drainfield and cause premature failure. We have seen where seals have deterioted overtime and cause tanks to be leaky.
Properly sealed tanks and structurally sound septic tanks are needed to protect our environment and provide proper treatment of the septic tank effluent. If you have a septic system that leaks it can damage your drainfield or pollute waters for drinking and recreation. The responsible thing to do is to have your septic system inspected for potential problems and avert them before they occur.
SWS can replace your septic tank with a new HDPE tank that doesn’t crack or leak like concrete tanks. These tanks are an injection molded tank that is stronger than other poly tanks. The tank pictured was installed in Zephyrhills, Fl just outside of Tampa, FL.
If you are in the Tampa Bay Area and you have a leaking or aging septic tank don’t hesitate to call the septic experts at SWS @ 813-785-0500.