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Maine Site Evaluations Always Offers Free Consultation 800-244-2493

Posted in septic with tags , , on March 3, 2014 by mainesiteevaluations

Questions about Maine Septic System Designs?
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We Have Been Designing Maine Septic Solutions Since 1977
And We Are Ready To Help From Alfred to Appleton – Kittery to Kingfield
800-244-2493 (toll free)
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Maine Septic Design

Posted in septic with tags , , , , on October 13, 2013 by mainesiteevaluations

The fall season is a great time of year to get your spring construction plans started. We are a great resource to start with. A Maine septic system design will help you with the best dwelling locations and placement. This includes very practical information on keeping a dry basement and other drainage and grading issues that could cost you alot in money and regret if not properly addressed at the start. Always offering free consultation 800-244-2493
We are glad to help.Maine Septic Design

Maine Septic Inspection FAILED

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 6, 2013 by mainesiteevaluations

Well we have had a few of these calls lately. Great to hear that real estate is being considered again and do not neglect to have a septic system inspection done on that property you may be considering.

Now a couple things to know;

1. If you hear that a septic tank or leach field was repaired and is now working, be very cautious. We have seen unsuspecting buyers believe that a repaired system is the same as a new system only to be calling us a couple years after moving in with their toilets backed up and a $12,000 price tag.  2. Just pumping the tank is not a septic inspection. You need to see inside the disposal area where past effluent levels are recorded. The property could of been vacant or unused before pumping, and 3. If you get a failed septic system inspection report you need to hire a Maine Site Evaluator to design a replacement system for that property. This will give you a detailed installation plan that can be estimated by a septic system installer.  From that point you can go back a negotiate with the seller.

We are always available if you have any questions or are in need of Maine Septic Design work on short notice. Cell is 229-7482 anytime. We are glad to help.

by Mark A. Truman

Maine Site Evaluations LLC

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Spring Site Evaluations in Maine

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 20, 2012 by mainesiteevaluations

Recent trips in the field to the Rangeley Farmington area have proved that spring is really arriving with a fast snow melt making for easy conditions for conducting site evaluations in the Maine mountains.
In southern Maine the peepers were first heard this evening and with several days at or near 80 degrees the installation of septic systems will be well under way as soon as the road posting come off. If your thinking of septic design work we are always available to answer any questions, anytime. Just give us a call.
Enjoy the spring!!!

By Mark A. Truman

Free Maine Septic Inspections

Posted in septic with tags , , , , , on September 12, 2010 by mainesiteevaluations

If you have concerns about your Maine septic system call us at 800-244-2493. Maine Site Evaluations,LLC is offering FREE Septic Inspections for the month of December. Malfunctioning  septic systems can freeze during the winter making for expensive repairs. We can suggest repairs ahead of the cold season and or recommend replacing the system if so warranted or just let you know that things are ok.  We are glad to help, even the call is free.

By Mark A. Truman

Maine Septic Repair….now that saves money!!!!

Posted in septic with tags , , , , , , on August 2, 2010 by mainesiteevaluations

Today was a good day for our first client.  She thought she needed a new septic system since the house was constructed in the early seventies. We spent  a half  hour tracing out the effluent lines and found a collasped distribution box and the baffle was gone in the septic tank. We found the original leach field to be intact and it appeared that no wastewater had ever been in the system. So rather than replace  the field we prescribed replacing the distribution box and adding a baffle to the septic tank. That will be a $500 repair verses $8000. That is a good deal and we are glad to find the easy answers if at all possible. If you have Maine septic systems issues please call us at 800-244-2493. We always offer free consultation at Maine Site Evaluations, LLC.

By Mark A. Truman

Overboard Discharge Program

Posted in septic with tags , , on May 13, 2010 by mainesiteevaluations

If you are licensed by the Department of Environmental Protection for the discharge of wastewater to waters in the State of Maine you are required to have your property evaluated for the prospect of  discontinuing that  overboard discharge system upon license renewal or at the time of property transfer. DEP requires that a designed replacement system, if feasible,  be installed within 90 days of the transfer and the new owner will be responsible for that installation. These sites tend to be difficult to work with since they did not meet the minimum conditions for installing on-site septic systems with the rules that were in effect at that time. Several new technologies and treatment methods have greatly expanded the possible alternatives that might be employed  to remove the overboard discharge system while not degrading the land or water quality as a result. At Maine Site Evaluations, LLC we consider all the options including the financial ones when performing our site evaluation. We urge owners of these systems to start as early as possible in this evaluation process to meet the deadlines that DEP will attach to the license renewal process.  We offer free consultation on any septic issue so please don’t hesitate to call us at 800-244-2493.  Navigate to our website at www.MaineSiteEvaluations.com and you will find links to the DEP site where you can find  everything you need to know about your overboard discharge system.

By Mark Truman