Drain Field

Keeping Tree Roots Away From Drain Field

Septic systems are more of an investment than people may know. New systems can cost between $5,000 and $10,000, which is why it is crucial that septic system owners protect their investments. Improper septic system maintenance, parking vehicles on drain fields, and overwhelming septic systems can all lead to septic system failure. Homeowners do their…

Drain Field Planting Do’s and Don’ts

The drain field, also referred to as a leach field or leach drain, is wastewater treatment system that lies beneath the surface. Its sole function is to remove the contaminants from the wastewater after anaerobic digestion takes place in the septic tank. The drain field is made up of an arrangement of perforated pipes and…

Safe Plants to Grow Over Your Drainfield

Certain plants can cause damage around your septic tank and drainfield. Aggressive roots can disrupt the flow of your system. Safe plants won’t damage your system but will actually work with it to naturally maintain it. These plants will prevent erosion and absorb excess moisture from the drainfield. Using safe plants can help you avoid…

Top 3 Drainfield Installation Tips

One of the most important parts of your septic system is the drainfield. If your drainfield isn’t working properly it can spell disaster, likely leading to many septic system failures. Your drainfield is the most expensive portion of your wastewater system. A simple drainfield repair may only cost a few hundred dollars, but if your…

6 Common Problems With Your Drain Field

Many things can lead to drain field problems in the typical residential household. When you do suspect that there may be problems with your septic tank or septic system, it is recommended that you contact a septic contractor to have it inspected. Since it is difficult to diagnose a septic problem individually without a professional,…
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