We built our house 13 years ago. We followed all the suggestions of the contractor on how, what, when, where the septic system was put in. We passed all the perk test required by law, the size of the drain field, we get the tanks pumped out clean every 3 years as required by law, etc... and now this ~
Come to find out our drain field is too small for the size of house and it's saturated and it can't handle it anymore ... it needs to be replaced. Although, at the time of the original construction it was the minimal size required by law, and still is. Believe me, when the inspector shows up tomorrow I'm going to be questioning this!
So here's what my once pretty little woods across the drive way has been subjected to:
First ... a few trees had to be removed to make it open enough for the equipment to come in to fix the problem.
Luckily Dear Hubby and Son are able to do this and we didn't have to hire this part of the project out.
Our Granlove Brooke even spent a day with her G'pa & Uncle Sam, helping to haul off brush and branches ~
Here's yesterday and today:
... new risers, baffles and filters awaiting installation ~
where the old drain field ended ...
... now where the new one will end ~
~ the trench has been dug ... new pipe and rock laid in the trench ... filter cloth over that ...
In the mean time ... no water down the drains ... or toilet flushing or showers ... Nahdah! Thank God, Mom lives just down the road for emergency pit stops :)
I just pray that all the inspections pass tomorrow and we can get this homeowners nightmare behind us!
Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.