THERE ARE TWO BASIC TYPES OF SEPTIC SYSTEMS:
LEACH FIELDS AND LEACH BEDS
CONSTRUCTION OF A LEACH BED SEPTIC SYSTEM
ground must be leveled, preparing the area for the first layer of
6" layer of gravel is installed, we carefully set a network of perforated
pipe level, coming out of the distribution box.
most of our competition,...We use lots of Stone Backfill!
now,... carefully spoon fill the
top layer of gravel over the network of pipe, ultimately giving
us 12" of gravel. We are extremely careful not to upset or crush
any of the pipe.
low ground pressure bulldozer is
now used to final grade topsoil that has been placed by the excavator!
Many contractors damage the septic system at this time, using the
wrong type of machine or too heavy a bulldozer backfilling and grading
the leach bed is graded and seeded. It is very important for grass
to grow on the septic system. The roots of the grass keep the soil
from eroding and also absorbs moisture from the soil below.