Fix Septic Drain Leach Field Problems Today!
- 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.
- On most new septic system constructions, the opposite end (the very end) of the drain pipes are tied together and vented above the ground. 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 again become clean ground water.
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 to allow 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 and cause a foul “septic” odor. This is referred to as a “glazed” drain/leach field and as you can imagine: Not only is this more common with older drain/leach fields, but this is also considered 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.