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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
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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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Maine Septic Systems

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2010 by mainesiteevaluations

So you suspect you need to replace your Maine septic system or you are planning to build a new house or expand an existing one, where to start? First if effluent is backing up in the house call your septic tank pumper. Emptying the tank will give you a couple days to diagnose the problem. Sometimes that’s all that is required. If you have noticed issues over several months more work may be needed. You need a professional like myself to evaluate the situation and come up with a working plan to correct it.

The installation of a Maine septic system  requires a permit from your local code enforcement office. Maine Site Evaluations, LLC provides the application for a subsurface wastewater disposal permit. Whether it’s a replacement system or a new construction project the site is required to be investigated by a Licensed Maine Site Evaluator. The Division of  Environmental Health in Augusta has prescribed minimum conditions and design criteria that are required to be met in order to install a septic system. Some of these criteria include soil drainage and texture, separation distances and potential wastewater design flow.  Maine Site Evaluations,LLC  septic designs  meet these requirements while doing our best at keeping installation costs to a minimum . What the finished project will look like is also very important to us. We have repaired Maine septic systems or recommended alterations that may be cost effective without replacing the whole system too. We have found the White Knight Leachfield Recovery System to be extremely effective as an alternative to septic system replacement. It also allows systems to be easily expanded with minimum disturbance to  landscaping.

It is important to choose a professional company that has all your interests in mind. Costs, esthetics and quick answers  when you need them. We always offer free consultation to any septic question at our toll free number 800-244-2493 or visit our website at   www.MaineSiteEvaluations.com 

By Mark Truman