Fix Septic Drain Leach Field Problems Today!

Fix septic drain and leach field problemsGet to the bottom of your septic or drain field leach problems, and maintain the health of your system!

  • On average, a drain leach field consists of a series of pipes buried 18 inches within the ground on top of a bed of gravel. These drainage pipes sit parallel with one another and are all linked together coming out of the distribution box.
  • Liquefied sewage moves through the system under the weight of gravity from the septic tank, through the distribution box and into each of the drainage pipes.
  • The opposite end (the very end) of the drain pipes are tied together and vented above the ground on most new septic system constructions. A functioning drain or leach field will dispose of household wastewater by draining the liquefied sewage through many small weep holes (in the drain field pipes) into the dry subsoil under the system.
  • After the liquefied sewage drains away from these pipes, if it is filtered by 36 inches of dry soil (colonized with aerobic bacteria). It will then become clean ground water again.

More Considerations

Most townships base a drain leach field size by adding 500′ of drainage pipe for each bedroom in the home.

Currently, septic installers place a drain around the outside of the drain/leach field area to remove excess ground water. The idea behind this “curtain drain” is to remove built up water. This allows the liquefied sewage to drain or filter through the necessary 36 inches of dry soil.

When ground water builds up under a drain/leach field, dark liquefied sewage will float to the top. Experts call this is a “glazed” drain/leach field. This causes a foul “septic” odor. This is more common with older drain/leach fields, and is a failure that is dangerous and must be repaired. Leach field maintenance is very important to the proper functioning of your system. Septic Drainer will help to fix septic drain leach field problems and maintain your system.

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