The septic drain fields may just be the most important part of the entire septic system. These fields are built underground and they are where the water that has passed through a septic tank ends up. The field is usually made up of a variety of trenches that are formed to be able to disperse a lot of the water that has passed through the septic system. Obviously, these fields need to be built in places where they will not disturb the structures or ecosystem around them. One of the most important things to keep in mind is that they do not replace any of the sanitizing chemicals needed to make sure that the water does not keep contaminating the ecosystem.
Drawing Up A Good Plan
Like with many other components of the septic system drawing up a good plan for your septic field can be key to have a system that will work properly for years to come. Number one it needs to be located in an area where it can be literally made underground and where it doesn’t affect neighboring ecosystems. While they are built underground if you have a flood it can uncover these fields. So you really have to think of a way that this doesn’t affect your septic drain.
Give It Proper Rest
The best way to set up a septic field is to make sure that the piping system has multiple outlets to choose from. That way you can rest certain areas and let them recuperate instead of piling up garbage on them all year around. To be able to do that you have to build a piping system that will allow these types of things to be possible. This may also mean that your septic drain field will take up a considerable amount of space.
Since it is, wastes that we are dealing with here there is a pretty good chance the local and state “health authorities” will have a say on how you build your septic drain field. We have been working in the area for many years. So we have pretty much mastered the do’s and don’ts in these types of plans. We can make sure that plans are approved by the authorities before building the septic system so you don’t have the displeasure of having the authorities pay you a visit and fine you. Plus force you to do the entire installation all over again!
Why Do Drain Fields Fail?
Most of the issues with drain fields happen within the piping system that goes from the septic tank directly to the field itself. Another reason that these fields fail is that they are not allowed to rest and they just pile up too much water for the trenches to be able to handle. In both cases, the best way to prevent these issues is in the design process. Since the success of a septic system is directly related to the flow that it can handle giving your drain field more room to breathe than it really needs can be a lifesaver when things begin to pile up.