How Does the Drain Field Installation Process Work?

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The drain field is an essential component of a septic system, as it’s responsible for filtering wastewater before it can enter the groundwater. To make sure the drain field functions properly for as long as possible, professional drain field installation is vital.

How Does the Drain Field Installation Process Work?

In this article, our experienced contractors here at William Dustin Septic will go over the basic drain field installation process, so you can know what to expect. Here’s how our team will approach a standard drain field installation project:

  1. Inspect the site. First, we’ll carefully survey the land to find the optimal location for the drain field. We’ll assess the type of soil present, how much space is available, and other factors before choosing the best spot.
  2. Conduct a percolation test. Next, we’ll check how quickly the soil is able to absorb water by conducting a percolation test. This will help us figure out how large the drain field should be.
  3. Create a design plan and obtain permits. Our team will create a layout for your drain field and make sure we get the necessary permits for the drain field installation project.
  4. Excavate the area. Once our plans are approved, we’ll get to work digging trenches on your property and preparing the land for the pipes.
  5. Lay gravel and install pipes. After the trenches are complete, we’ll add an even layer of gravel to the bottom before installing the distribution pipes.
  6. Cover the pipes. To complete the installation process, our team will fill the trenches with an additional layer of gravel before covering the entire drain field area with soil.
  7. Test the drain field. Our professionals will be sure to conduct a final inspection and test to make sure the drain field functions properly.