Planning, Design and Permitting

Septic systems aren’t just pulled out of a hat and installed.  The right solutions must be applied to the specific conditions.  Site size, dimensions, soil profiles and topography must be considered along with the intended use of the site and proposed layout of facilities to properly apply a functional septic system to a property.  Once these things have been addressed, your engineer can design a system that suits the site, achieves the level of treatment required, meets sanitary needs and provides reliable function with the highest ease of maintenance.  Proper planning and design are very important to the permitting process.  These systems require permitting to obtain an authorization to construct.  Addressing planning and design properly and ahead of time makes for a smooth permitting process, a smooth installation process and smooth operations in the ensuing years.

 

Septic System Inspection and Troubleshooting

So is it your plumbing inside your house, the piping leading to your septic tank, the septic tank itself, the distribution box, the pumping system or electrical components (if you have a pumped system), your drain field?  It can be hard to know without knowledge of the systems and certain technical inspection equipment and know-how.

 

Electronic locating

Sometimes the usual visible clues on the location of buried appurtenances aren’t there or don’t help. That’s when electronic locating becomes invaluable. With the right combination of sondes (frequency transmitters that can fit into pipelines) and receivers, most underground appurtenances can be located, including yard piping, the septic tank and distribution box and the leach field drain lines. We can locate in all types of pipe material including cast and ductile iron, any pipe diameter and any surface conditions.

 

Pipeline video inspection (CCTV)

You can plunge, rod and jet but sometimes there’s no substitute for seeing inside a piping system.  With pipeline video inspection equipment, we can see real-time what is happening in a pipeline.  With footage counter and a sonde (frequency transmitter), we can locate the problem with precision and have the right equipment and materials on hand for the excavation and repair stage. Pipeline video inspection is recordable in common digital format and the inspection record is integral with the video using voice-over or text-over recording. Inspection videos can be shared via email, YouTube channel, cloud servers, etc.

 

Point of Sale septic inspections

NC State law requires that Point of Sale septic inspections (septic inspections associated with a real estate transaction) be performed by a professional certified by the North Carolina Onsite Wastewater Contractor Inspector Certification Board (NCOWCICB).