Do you have an upcoming Sorrento septic drain field installation on your calendar? ACME Environmental Services has been providing drain field installation and a complete range of other septic services to our local community for years.
If you live in a rural area or anywhere that doesn’t have connection to a city sewer system, you will need to have a septic system installed. An important part of every septic system is the septic drain field. Once the biodegradable liquids are separated from the solids in your septic tank, they enter the drain field where they will slowly percolate into the ground.
A properly functioning septic drain field will allow for wastewater to be naturally cleaned and filtered, but a poorly installed drain field will cause septic tank backups and other problems. In this blog, we will explain the process involved in a Sorrento septic drain field installation, and why it’s so important that it’s done right.
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Sorrento Septic Drain Field Installation: Planning And Preparation
Before any drain field installation, a permit for the work needs to be obtained from the Florida Department of Health. Along with a permit, the state of Florida requires that your property be evaluated by a qualified professional.
Our highly-trained technicians can evaluate your property and create a plan for your Sorrento septic drain field installation. This includes soil and percolation testing, assessing the layout of your property, and finding any underground utilities that might alter the location of your drain field.
Once the project has been approved by the Department of Health, excavation can begin. Digging a drain field by hand would take a pretty long time, so we bring in industrial equipment and dump trucks to do the heavy lifting.
A drain field needs to be installed in trenches that are at least 3 to 4 feet wide and 3 to 4 feet deep, and a 1,000 gallon septic tank would require a minimum of 100 feet of drain field.
Drain Field Installation
Once the trenches are in place, the installation phase of your Sorrento septic drain field installation can begin. A layer of gravel will need to be laid in the bottom of the trenches, followed by a perforated pipe. Once this pipe is in place, it can be covered in additional gravel and a layer of septic fabric.
Filling In The Trenches
The soil that was removed before installation can then be returned to fill in the trenches. Our technicians ensure that there are no depressions in the ground over your drain field, since this would allow rainwater to pool and cause drainage problems.
You Need An Experienced Team On The Job
A Sorrento septic drain field installation might sound straightforward, but even small errors can create big problems that affect the lifespan of your drain field and the rest of your septic system. ACME Environmental Services can do it right the first time. Contact us for your free estimate.