How Does A Septic System Work & How To Maintain It

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Thank you for sharing this. 

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Hi Sean, good post!

I do a lot of property inspections with septic systems. They are incredibly durable and long lasting. However most of the failures I've seen are due to changing landscaping conditions. You note failures due to increasing loads over the discharge pipeline or over the septic field... that is certainly true.

I also see natural settlement, low points and increased ground water levels affecting the septic system operation.

Slope stability is another major contributor to failure. If the field is on an elevated flat area created by say wooden landscaping ties, and those ties fail, then the entire field can inherit an unintentional slope that then floods one area and leaves another spot high and dry. 

 

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