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By: G H

September 27th, 2017

A Word of Caution is Warranted for Septic Design

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There are many steps that a property owner takes to properly plan a site design. When you're proposing a site for a septic system, for example, you could be tempted to use the first recommendation from a website or developer. However, not all sites are the same, and you might need a professional survey and an engineered designed septic system. Some sites have special drainage and saturation issues. Other sites have been previously developed or re-purposed. All sites are affected by surrounding lands and may have unique storm-water management issues. It pays to take your time and plan for the best design and locate it in the right position compared to the building structure. Rushing the process would be costly later, especially if your community experiences unusual amounts of flooding.  In this post, we discuss a few drainage and saturation issues that can affect septic design. 3 Common Issues for Small Septic Designs

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By: Adam Hoffman

December 29th, 2012

The Importance of a Proper Septic Design in CT

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Designing a proper septic tank is a vital part of constructing a property that cannot access the local sewer system. In fact, the final design of a property cannot be completed until the ideal location of the septic tank has been decided upon. Doing so will help to ensure big savings on the construction and design of the septic tank.

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By: Adam Hoffman

December 20th, 2012

Common Scenarios for a Septic Repair Job

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Few things can be more distressing for a homeowner than a problem with the septic system. Even householders who are vigilant about reducing the water load and ensuring that the tank is pumped regularly can find themselves facing an unpleasant situation if something goes wrong. While there are many things that can go wrong with a septic system, they can be roughly grouped into a few common scenarios.

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