[img]http://septictankflowerybranch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/SepticSystemInstallers06.jpg Quality Hoschton GA septic system installers do a lot of legwork, long before a unit gets installed into the ground. A new unit will last decades, and possibly even generations, if it's placed the right way, but it can break down instantaneously if it's not. Furthermore, all Hoschton GA septic system installers must obtain a permit in order to carry out the install, and may have to work with city or county officials to show that a number of tests were performed in order to proceed. These three tests are important primary steps that should always be taken before any task or designs are done, and it may also be advantageous to accomplish them before you acquire a property, so you can be assured that a tank and leach field will be allowed. 1. Pit The pit test is very uncomplicated. During the course of this test, a hole is dug and the soil is inspected to establish its composition. A typical leach field is reliant on the soil's structure to drain successfully. If there is a considerable amount of gravel or sand, your leach field should be ready to discharge the effluent (water) from the tank well, where the soil will finish cleaning it. If the soil has a lot of clay or rock, it won't drain well, therefore a traditional leach field will not be an option. If the site you've picked does not successfully pass the pit test, you may be able to choose another site on your property or use an alternate type of drain field, such as a mound system. 2. Perc The perc, or percolation test, consists of digging a 14-inch deep hole, adding a 2-inch layer of sand or gravel, and then filling it with water. The hole is normally left drenched for about two hours, and topped off as needed. After this, the hole is filled with 6 inches of water and observed for drainage. 3. Visual There are several things an inspector will investigate visually. Many units are gravity-fed, so they don't rely on electricity or pumps to shift effluent from the tank to the leach field. Because of this, the incline of the ground is vital. An inspector will also search for slopes that could possibly feed excess water into the leach field, as well as nearby bodies of water, the water table, and distance from the proposed unit to things like the home and wells. Choose Quality Hoschton GA Septic System Installers Today Selecting the right configuration, style of system, and evaluating the land correctly, are all fundamental procedures in making sure an install goes off without a hitch. Most significantly, these steps ensure that the install is done correctly, so that a system provides many years of use without problems. If you're prepping for an install, contact Septic Tank Pros Flowery Branch. Our professionals are skilled and dedicated to quality, so you could be sure the job is done right. Call (470) 798-3733 now.