perk tests

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Just a couple of quick notes on a Perk Test

After finding the property, you should have a perk test done to determine the soil and suitabilty of the land for a sucessfull leach line.

You do want to contact a qualified contractor to determine where the perk should be done at this is determined by the way the home will sit on the land.

Next contact a licensed engineer that can perform the perk. Note depending on the land size there are different perks to be done. Check with the building deptartment to determine what the specs are.

If you fail the test don't worry just tell them to make cottage cheese out of the land and find a place were it will perk. Then go back to contractor and planning a different site to build on.

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Erin

Can anyone tell me who pays for a perk test on property, the buyer or the seller.  I am interested in NY and PA.

 

Mar 03, 2008 10:33 AM #12
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Rob the Realtor

Th Buyer pays for the test.  All inspections are on the buyer.

Jul 18, 2008 06:03 AM #13
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Ray Perry
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It depends.  Soils test may be done by the seller prior to the sale to show the condition of the property and the ability to install a septic system. Each area is different and circumstances are different.  As you know, everything is negotiable.

Jul 18, 2008 07:29 AM #14
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Vince Thomas

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Perc Problems? "If it won't perc - then it won't work - unless you make it Perc-Rite!"

Here are a few of these new solutions:

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Aug 24, 2008 07:49 AM #15
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wendell overby

After a unfavorable review by the County Health Department, homeowners in NC are provided the option to have their property reviewed by a regional soil specialist with the state (NCDENR) or hire the services of a private licensed soil scientist like myself.  While a soil scientist cannot issue an improvements permit they can make proposals based on site conditions that may overcome limitiations of the site. There are alternative systems, pretreatment, etc. outside of conventional systems that MAY result in a buildable property.

Oct 14, 2008 03:05 AM #17
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Anonymous

we live in mobile, AL  is there a good time of year to do a perk test?  we thought about the summer, but since the humidity is low now in Oct. and rain is scarce, can't we do it now or would it even make a difference?

Oct 30, 2008 10:02 AM #18
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Dan G.

Can anyone tell me how long a perk test is good for in NC. Iredell county. thanks

Jun 24, 2009 11:45 AM #19
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Walter M. High

If I am interested in learning about the suitability of a piece of rural property for sale to a developer, how many soils tests would need to be performed on a piece of land of approximately 11 acres?  Would the cost be substantially more than the $500 or so mentioned in previous posts?

Jul 17, 2009 01:44 PM #20
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Will

Regarding perc testing, soil testing, for building that will need a septic; is the result just yes/no or is there a range of rate and if so what is best looking to build a 3-4 bdrm house in GA?

Aug 11, 2009 03:16 PM #21
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jon witherspoon

HOw can I find out what counties in NC permit using optional septic/water treatment on land that will not perk for traditional systems?

Jan 01, 2010 01:15 PM #22
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Jenny Frias

SOmeone is giving me 2 acres in PA (spruce hill pocono mts)  Current owner says it didn't "perk" 3 years ago. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Mar 03, 2010 03:54 AM #23
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Gregory Higgins

I suggest you talk to a certified contractor that is familiar with perk results and testing.

Mar 03, 2010 04:00 AM #24
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Jenny Frias

Thanks Gregory.  In regards to accepting the "gift"; Can it be a mistake?

Mar 03, 2010 04:46 AM #25
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how much does it cost to perk an acre of land in central pennsylvania?

Apr 14, 2010 06:01 AM #26
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Walter G. George

To protect the buyer, a soil test should be conducted prior to closing on a piece of property to ensure that it is a buildable lot.  I am a licensed Soil Scientist in Blue Ridge, Georgia, and conduct soil tests in Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. 

Jan 06, 2011 06:36 AM #27
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kim

I have run into a land situation and need advice.  When land is perked is it the countys responsibility to go by a deed done by a surveyor to make sure it is being perked in the right location and can they be held liable for wrong property lines?

Jul 18, 2011 12:19 PM #28
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Gregory

Kim,     First and foremost you should allow your engineer pick the place to perk. If he perk tested in the wrong place I would take it up with him. After all he should have done his homework on property lines before he instructed the backhole operator to dig the hole.

Jul 18, 2011 02:47 PM #29
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Here's an oddity in Activerain. A post from 8 years ago from an abandoned profile and comments from mostly abandoned profiles as well. The comments are dofollow links which I believe, but I'm not sure, that AR now makes nofollow. I'm testing that question right here with this one related to real estate marketing: real estate marketing. Now the trick of this is to include other links that don't target the keyword to balance out the ratios of anchor counts. Google is then kept from the trigger threshold popularized by the Penguin algorithm, of detecting too many real estate related market terms such as Boston Luxury condos. You can see that the kunundrum is how to get the contextual relevance of matching anchor texts without crossing the line as to how many is too much. You get a lot more leeway when the links come from high authority domains, including Activerain. Nevertheless, make sure you're keeping a relatively low percentage of any one keyword unless it's in your real estate brand. How do you know if your keyword is a brand? There are signs in Google itself that show up- Business type featurettes like the one I currently get for SEO Dave (but not for Dave SEO).

SEO by Dave

If you keyword simply shows up in search results and you have nothing more than a position, you have other work to do to convince Google that it's a brand. If your domain is luxuryhomeslosangeles.com you have a long way to go to convince the search engine that it isn't just a keyword ploy. It can be done with the right social signals and citations but it's all uphill from here. Better to create plenty of content on high authority resources like wordpress.com, here on Activerain and other of the hundreds of platforms, many of which still allow dofollow links including sites.google.com, where you can create content at will.

Creating Effective and Safe Anchor Text

When you do create that content, be sparing in exact match anchors. In fact, use your brand and semantic terms like this: online strategy and http://solutionsbydave.com/real-estate-marketing-strategy/ or even new brand oriented terms like Digital Marketing Solutions. Be varied. Direct in meaning but not emphasizing desired keywords. Make the links relative to the content and the content relative to the links. The title of the post, if you can create it should closely match what you want to rank for. If you can't create a title or URL with any keywords, then try an H1 Tag or even BOLD. Separate sections with with bolded text or H3s. Anything that helps the search engine categorize and organize your content.

 

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