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Septic System Services

Septic Systems

ADB Construction and Septic has experience installing the most complex septic systems, whether residential or commercial. We can see the project through from test holes to design to installation. ADB Septic can help larger commercial properties with their CT D.E.E.P Registration, repairs and monitoring, as well as comprehensive septic tank cleaning services.

Our Septic System Services Include:

Test Holes

Test holes are performed when a septic system has failed, or is near capacity. The Test holes, or deep test pits are an examination of the soils where a proposed septic system repair is to occur. The test holes in addition to a peculation test allow a septic system installer to design and price the repair. Test holes are also performed when an addition is made to the home that affects the footprint of the building lot. These test holes are commonly referred to as B100A. Further Information can be found on the connection health department website: http://www.dir.ct.gov/dph/PHC/subcode.pdf

System Design

Septic system design and installation takes place after test holes are performed with the local health department. The septic system is designed based on such factors as number of bedrooms, percolation, slope and lot restrictions. In certain complex cases, the local health dept may require an engineer to design the septic system. ADB Septic works with experienced septic system design engineers for even the most complex septic plan.

Septic System Installation

Once an approved plan is in place, a septic system can be installed per the Connecticut technical standards. The new septic system, or septic system repair is inspected by the local health department before receiving a permit to discharge.

Septic Tank Risers

Septic tank risers are required on septic tanks that are deeper the 12″ below grade. Septic risers are installed to bring the access covers to within 12″ of the surface. Easier septic tank access promotes frequent septic tank pumping, cuts down on problems and keeps the septic tank pumping costs associated with digging in check.

Septic Tank Baffles

Septic tank baffles are found on both the inlet and outlet sides of the septic tank. The Inlet Baffles slows down Waste as it enters the septic tank, and also begins the settling out process. The Outlet Baffles function is to block solid waste from entering the leach field. Septic tanks without an outlet baffle allow solids to accumulate in the leach field. This will shorten the lifespan of the septic system. Over time gasses cause the corrosion of the concrete baffles in many septic tanks, or older tanks may not have appropriately sized baffle. All septic tanks can be retrofitted with the correct baffle.

Distribution Boxes

A septic distribution box is an intersection where effluent (waste water from the outlet side of the septic tank) is distributed to the different trenches of the leach fields. Septic “D/boxes” as they are commonly referred to as, are constructed from steel, concrete, and pvc. Both steel and concrete distribution boxes often deteriorate as they age. A deteriorated distribution box can lead to an accumulation of silt in the leach field, and adversely affect the function of the leach field.

Septic Tank Replacement

A septic tank is a water tight structure the begins the treatment of household waste. Septic tanks are commonly constructed of concrete, but can be found in steel or plastic. Present day septic tanks begin with a 1000 gallon capacity and increase in size based on the number of bedrooms in the household. Current septic tank stand require a tank be two compartments, and be fitted with an outlet filter. The effluent filter catches all the suspended solids that would normally pass through to the leach field. The filter should be cleaned or replaced at each cleaning.

Leach Field Repair

The function of a septic system leach field is the filtration and peculation of effluent back into the water table. Many different mediums are used to achieve this including pipe and stone trenches, infiltrator units, or drywells. As leach fields age, the accumulation of solids begins to slow the peculation of effluent back into the surrounding soils. Once The fields have reached their capacity, test holes are required to determine the cost of leach field repair and where a repair can take place.