Areas we service, just To Mention A few... Elk River, Buffalo Rogers, Clear Water, Anoka, Ramsey, Menahga, Park rapids, Wadena, and Clear Lake, Richmond, Big Lake, Monticello, Wright county, Sherburne county, Anoka county, Wadena county Hubboard county, and more. We have done a lot of work around Northern Minnesota, such as, septic installation in St. Michael, MN, septic design in Elk River, MN, and septic inspection in Buffalo, MN.
We are willing to travel to fix or repair your Minnesota septic system and sewer backups or problems.
As an experienced septic contractor, we can fix or repair your old one or we can design and install you a new septic system we try to make things cheap because we know how hard you work for your money just like you.
We do we also do compliance inspections so if you are adding an addition or selling your house you may need a compliance inspections. You may even need to have compliance inspections before you buy a new home.
What determines the type of system I need?
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Part of that is to do a design that is required by the local unit of government. This design is used to determine how large your septic needs to be, where it needs to be located and what is the most economical way to install it so we can save you money. Some of the factors that affect the cost is what type of soil you have. If you have a sandy soil, it usually means it is well drained and can get by with a drain field that has less square footage than one that would have to be installed in a heavy clay soil.
There are there are 4 basic septic systems. The cheapest is a gravity trench system. The next in line is a pressurized bed system. The 3rd is an AT GRADE system. The 4th one is a mound system.
The biggest deciding factor in what type system you need is your soil and how close your drain field is to the water table.
In 1996 they passed a law that the bottom of the drain field had to be a minimum of 3 feet from the underground water table. Keep in mind the water can’t always be seen. Signs of water are looked for. The water may leave mineral deposits behind. This helps determine the water level even when water is not present.
A soil boring is done to find where the water table is. If it is 6’ below the top of the ground it means the deepest trench can go in the ground 3 feet. Let’s say you have only 4’ to the water table, keeping in mind that our pipes have to slant downhill, The system would get too close to the water table and therefore would need a lift station along with a bed drain field. This would allow even distribution because due to the presser, which then requires installation of a psi bed.
If you have 3’ to the water table, an AT GRADE system would need to be installed.
If you have 2’ to the water table, a mound system with 1 foot of washed sand would need to be installed.
If you have 1’ to the water table it would require 2 feet of washed sand.
These are the basics of a septic design. Installation is putting it all together in a very precise way.
I make all the arrangements and take care of the entire job. All you have to do is sit back and watch us work.
When in doubt, call me before you start throwing money at your septic or plumber. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.