- Clues to Find Your Septic Tank: Look for an unusual mound of earth or a hill which indicated the presence of a septic tank around the property. Look for unusual greenery in any area.
Are septic tank locations public record?
Contact your local health department for public records. These permits should come with a diagram of the location where the septic system is buried. Depending on the age of your septic system, you may be able to find information regarding the location of your septic system by making a public records request.
How do I find my septic records in Tennessee?
Records are available at tdec.tn.gov/filenetsearch.
Where can I get a diagram of my septic system?
The contractor who designed and installed the septic tank on your property should have filed an as-built diagram at the local health authority. If you have the contact information of the contractor, you can request them for the diagram and then you can use it to locate your septic tank.
How do I know if my house has a septic tank?
A surefire way to confirm whether or not your home has a septic system is to check your property records. It is likely that the building permit and blueprints for your home and property will contain information about the presence (or lack) of a septic tank.
How do I find out if my septic tank is registered?
Check if your septic tank is already registered You can check if your tank has already been registered by contacting your environmental regulator. If you are unsure then it is best to check and avoid making an unnecessary payment. The NIEA and SEPA have records of all registered septic tanks.
What is a septic disclosure?
Wells and Septic Systems Well disclosure, specifically, means that the seller informs the buyer about the condition, location, and status of any and all wells on a property. Septic systems are responsible for treating and disposing of sewage when a home is not serviced by a public septic system.
Can a homeowner install a septic system in Tennessee?
Who Needs One? Any individual or property owner who desires to have a subsurface sewage disposal (septic) system installed on their property or requiring repair to an existing faulty system must get a Septic System Construction Permit. Apply online for a Septic System Permit or Related Services.
Can you install your own septic system in Tennessee?
(1) No property owner or installer of a subsurface sewage disposal system shall construct, alter, extend, or repair subsurface sewage disposal systems within the State of Tennessee unless he holds a valid construction permit issued by the Commissioner.
Will metal detector find septic tank?
If it’s Concrete or Steel, Use a Metal Detector. Based on your conclusions in Step 3, if your septic tank is likely made from concrete or steel, a metal detector can make the task of locating it much easier. But not just any metal detector will do.
How do I find the top of my septic tank?
You can locate the lid of your septic tank by poking the ground every few feet with a metal probe. Lids can be buried up to a foot deep on average, so be sure to investigate any bumps that may indicate something is buried underneath.
How many lids are on a septic tank?
A septic tank installed before 1975 will have a single 24-inch concrete lid in the center of the rectangle. A two-compartment tank installed after 1975 will have two lids of either fiberglass or polyethylene, centered at opposite ends of the rectangle.
How do I find my septic tank outlet pipe?
The outlet pipe should be approximately 3 inches below the inlet pipe. Inlet Baffle: The inlet baffle is installed on the inlet pipe inside the tank.
How far down is a septic tank lid?
Often, septic tank lids are at ground level. In most cases, they have buried anywhere from four inches to four feet underground.
Why is my septic tank full again?
There may be several reasons why you have an overfilled septic tank. An overfilled septic tank is often a signal that your drain field is malfunctioning. The water flow backs up when your drain field floods, causing the water level in your septic tank to rise. Other common issues are plumbing and excess water use.
Septic Tank Cleaning
The number of companies offering septic tank services, which include everything from installation to cleaning and removal, may be overwhelming if you’re not careful. Many of them make claims that they don’t always follow through on. Our team at Bruce Pugh Septic Tank Service in Crossville, Tennessee is unafraid to take on work that others would shy away from. We are the most trusted septic business in the region, providing our customers with the highest quality service at the most competitive costs on a consistent basis.
We offer emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to guarantee that you receive a stress-free and timely repair.
In order to leave the least amount of damage or mess possible, we finish jobs in a timely manner and always clean up after ourselves.
Keep the name Bruce Pugh Septic Tank Service in mind the next time you are searching Cumberland County for the most dependable septic services in the region.
Detailed Septic Inspection, in Conjunction with Home Inspection (Crossville: real estate, how much) – Tennessee (TN)
|Location: Cumberland County, TN38 posts, read154,394timesReputation: 52|
|I’m considering a home purchase in Crossville.I’d like assistance from our helpful members with identifying a contractor that is qualified to perform a relatively-detailed inspection of the septic system, and subsequent pumping, in conjunction with a home inspection.BACKGROUND:The seller and agent of the home say there have been no problems with the septic system, to date (home is 10 yrs.-old).The seller’s disclosure did not identify any previous issues with the septic system.However, when my buyer’s agent obtained the septic records, there was a 2003 letter from a Soil Consultant Supervisor.The letter said:“We visited Lot _ to evaluate problems with the Strategic Sewage Disposal Scheme (SSDS).The upper two lines appear to be too deep in the Lilly soil.Recommend abandon these lines and add appropriate area below.”Among the septic records, there was also a Permit For Construction of Subsurface Sewage Disposal System (good for 3 years).The detailed sketch enclosed with the permit appeared to correct the issues identified, above.Unfortunately, there is no record of completion of the work permit.The current owner, and the original owner, claim they know nothing about any issued work permit.They know of no work on the septic system during their occupancy.COMMENTS:Now, many of you will probably recommend that I run, as fast as I can, away from this property, and not purchase, because of the identified problems, and apparently unfinished work permit.Normally, that’s what I would do.However, in every other respect, I like this home.It fits, for me.The price is very good.Last, but not least, the sellers are adamant about “no issues,” to date, with the septic system.I probably have several alternatives, and one of them is to make an offer on the property, and have a contingency of passing a septic inspection, as well as a home inspection.What else would you recommend?Several online sites recommend combining the septic inspection with the home inspection to reduce overall costs.Does anyone have any experience with combining the two for a reduced overall cost?If I decide on a septic inspection, I need a qualified inspector.My buyer’s agent has already informed me, “this is beyond my scope of knowledge, and I can’t help you with finding an inspector.”CONCLUSION:Any and all comments and recommendations are encouraged.If you know of a qualified inspector that can do the job, in accordance with the forum rules, please provide your recommendations via private mail.As a reminder, the property is in Crossville.In advance, thanks for your constructive criticism and comments.|
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|Worldly, “IF” the inspection goes well and there is a problem down the road.is the lot large enough to install another drain field.|
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|As a home inspector, and knowing a lot of them in Tennessee, I will say the following.You are wasting your money having a home inspector “inspect” the septic system. We (as a whole) are not really qualified to check out septic systems. At best, we can put dye tablets in and run a huge amount of water and look for the dye to perk up in the yard. While this will identify a failed system, it is not sufficientto identify small problems.Call a septic contractor and have them come out and pump the system. They will have to open the tank to pump it, and will be able to inspect the tank, etc while it is open. Since they are in the business of septic systems, they know a whole lot more than anyone else.Of course they said there were no problems, did you expect anything else? While I can understand the seller of the property knowing if there are problems, the agent really has no idea what’s going on unless they are part owners, or live nearby, etc. They are just taking the seller’s word for it.and the seller WANTS TO SELL!Since there is documentation that there was a problem, and NO documentation that the problem was resolved, you should assume the problem WAS NOT corrected. If it was me, I would want a Septic Professional to re-visit the property and address the concerns from 2003.Crossville is outside of my normal service area, but I can give you a name of an excellent inspector there (just PM me).|
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|Barking Spider was the guy I was hoping to come along and offer assistance. And really, I knew he would because he is always so helpful on here. He is a highly respected home inspector in our area and I highly recommend his advice.|
|Location: Cumberland County, TN38 posts, read154,394timesReputation: 52|
|Quote:Originally Posted byBonesWorldly, “IF” the inspection goes well and there is a problem down the road.is the lot large enough to install another drain field.Good point.thanks!SKYSEA, another member, also pointed this out, and I appreciate it.I believe there might be another place for an alternate drain field.The lot is slightly larger than 2 acres.Next to the current drain field, there is a larger area that is clear and free of trees and plants.HYPOTHETICAL QUESTION:If the current septic system is defective, and must be replaced, and another drain field is not available, is it possible to remove the current system, and put in a new one in the same location?If it’s possible, I assume the expense is much larger.but how much larger?Thanks, again, to everyone, for your assistance.|
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|Worldly, I have a friend in NJ that had to do that several years ago.Removing tons and tons of earth, put in some kind of special plastic containers (a gazillion of them), “special” sand, then new topsoil was just over $15,000.|
|Quote:Originally Posted byWorldlyGood point.thanks!SKYSEA, another member, also pointed this out, and I appreciate it.I believe there might be another place for an alternate drain field.The lot is slightly larger than 2 acres.Next to the current drain field, there is a larger area that is clear and free of trees and plants.HYPOTHETICAL QUESTION:If the current septic system is defective, and must be replaced, and another drain field is not available, is it possible to remove the current system, and put in a new one in the same location?If it’s possible, I assume the expense is much larger.but how much larger?Thanks, again, to everyone, for your assistance.Quote:Originally Posted byBonesWorldly, I have a friend in NJ that had to do that several years ago.Removing tons and tons of earth, put in some kind of special plastic containers (a gazillion of them), “special” sand, then new topsoil was just over $15,000.One “replacement” type septic system is the Wisconsin Mound or a raised septic system.I saw one implemented where the perc tests failed but the builder was determined to build a home.If I remember the numbers correctly it was around $20,000.Septic Mound Systems as Components of Alternative Septic SystemsMy advice is, if they don’t appear to have fixed the problem and have the documentation to prove it, keep looking!|
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|Quote:Originally Posted byBarking SpiderAs a home inspector, and knowing a lot of them in Tennessee, I will say the following.You are wasting your money having a home inspector “inspect” the septic system. We (as a whole) are not really qualified to check out septic systems. At best, we can put dye tablets in and run a huge amount of water and look for the dye to perk up in the yard. While this will identify a failed system, it is not sufficientto identify small problems.Call a septic contractor and have them come out and pump the system. They will have to open the tank to pump it, and will be able to inspect the tank, etc while it is open. Since they are in the business of septic systems, they know a whole lot more than anyone else.Of course they said there were no problems, did you expect anything else? While I can understand the seller of the property knowing if there are problems, the agent really has no idea what’s going on unless they are part owners, or live nearby, etc. They are just taking the seller’s word for it.and the seller WANTS TO SELL!Since there is documentation that there was a problem, and NO documentation that the problem was resolved, you should assume the problem WAS NOT corrected. If it was me, I would want a Septic Professional to re-visit the property and address the concerns from 2003.Crossville is outside of my normal service area, but I can give you a name of an excellent inspector there (just PM me).Barking Spider,ABSOLUTELY!You would not believe the number of Yahoos we have running around here claiming to inspect septic systems.We even have one that calls his septic certification from NAWT a State Septic Inspection License!He even claims to be able to provide the State required septic certification letter for real estate transfers.I lose plenty of jobs to these guys who throw in the septic inspection (?) for free!OP,Not sure if you have finished your deal or not but there is some good advice here.I would also be highly concerned about the open Permit For Construction.There have been many new rules and laws written at the Federal level that have apparently just recently taken affect.In specific these were coming out of the EPA and many States follow EPA guidelines for On Site Sewage Facilities (OSSF, septic systems).I’m trying to track these down now but it could possibly affect this issue as well.If you have not already done so I would obtain somethingIN WRITINGfrom the issuer of the permit to state what ALL needs to be done to close that permit.At least you will have something to fall back on if you find out otherwise.|
I need a perc test!
That phone call comes in every now and again. After that, I spend the next several minutes clarifying a few points.
What is a perc test?
Percolation TestA method used to assess the rate at which water absorbs into particular soil types is what it is in fact, according to the dictionary. Percolation tests are often performed when the soil is of a kind in which the rate of absorption is questionable and where the rate of absorption must be determined for a specific location on the site. This test is meant to assess the absorption rate of soils in order to establish the efficacy of subsurface disposal systems. ” href=” target=” blank” data-gt-translate-attributes=” “>percolation test Let’s take this one step at a time.
- If you do not have access to a municipal sewer system, you will need a method of disposing of sanitary sewage.
- Solid trash is collected in a tank, while liquid waste is disposed of in a drain field.
- If your drain field is located above the level of your septic tank, you may be required to install a secondary tank with a pump.
- This is where percolation tests come into play in the real world.
- Each one permits water to seep in at a different rate than the others.
- Appendix I contains the following information: Percolation TestA method used to evaluate the absorption rate of water into various soil types in soils with a rate of 75 minutes per inch (MPI) or above is performed in soils with this rate.
A percolation test must be carried out. ” href=” target=” blank” data-gt-translate-attributes=” “>percolation test
When is a perc test needed?
Where aPercolation TestA procedure for determining the rate at which water is absorbed into distinct soil types is performed. Percolation tests are often performed when the soil is of a kind in which the rate of absorption is questionable and where the rate of absorption must be determined for a specific location on the site. ” href=” target=” blank” data-gt-translate-attributes=” “>When a percolation test is required to determine the percolation rate for a conventional system, the percolation holes used to determine this rate must be located at the intersection of lines in a grid pattern with maximum perpendicular distances of fifty (50) feet between the lines of the grid.
(See TN Rule 1200-1-6-.02(b)2 for further information).
As previously stated, each test represents a 50′ by 50′ plot of land in the real world.
But what is a “failure?”
The installation of septic systems is permitted on property that meets specific absorption standards. Unless the soil type is better than 75 mpi, a perc test is not necessary in this situation. If a perc test is required for the soil, the results can be as high as 106 mpi (Rule 1200-1-6-.06(d)), if the soil is suitable. During testing, if the flow rate exceeds 106 mpi, the hole is considered to have failed and that portion of ground is no longer suitable for use as a subsurface waste disposal system.
- This is a hole that was dug between 6 and 12 inches in diameter and 36 to 42 inches in depth (around my area).
- Then the “test” is completed in its entirety.
- If there is less than 6 inches of water remaining, you simply raise the water level to 6 inches above the gravel and test the soak rate every 30 minutes (refilling to 6 inches each time), with the final test determining the approved rate of water absorption.
- I can tell you from personal experience that if there is any significant amount of water (more than roughly 2 inches) in the holes after soaking for 24 hours, the holes will more than likely collapse.
But what does all this mean?
Essentially, a soil map is required in order to determine whether or not percolation testing is required. The only individual who can create the map and establish the soil type is a soil scientist who is licensed and registered in Tennessee. If you live in a “modern” subdivision, you may be able to Land is divided into smaller parcels by subdivision. The movement of any lot line is included in this category for the majority of city and county planning offices. Additionally, in most regions, swaths of land larger than 5 acres are excluded, as is the case when the split will result in all plots being larger than 5 acres AND all tracts being smaller than 5 acres (.) Depending on the location of the ” href=” target=” blank” data-gt-translate-attributes=” “>subdivision, it is conceivable that a soil map already exists on file at the county environmental health department.
It is recommended that you consult with the county environmental health department to determine what is already in place and what you will require to finish your septic system installation project.
Cumberland County, New Jersey (NJ)
Septic systems were formerly just a hole in the ground into which all of our effluent would be dumped and vanish into thin air. Today, we understand that the septic system is one of the most significant utilities in a home, and we use it accordingly. In the proper installation and design, a septic system will efficiently treat your wastewater for many years while also limiting the impact that the wastewater has on your drinking water supply. In the event of a septic system failure or improper installation, it poses a risk to the health of our families, pets, neighbors, and the environment.
When someone is selling their house in our jurisdiction, it is mandatory for them to have their septic system inspected by a third-party company.
Septic inspections are also necessary when the following conditions are met:
- It is necessary to have a septic system installed if the system is not running correctly, or if an extension, alteration, or change of use of the real property served by the system is being considered, or if the residence or building serviced by the system has been empty for more than one year
Annually, we get hundreds of septic complaints from customers reporting unlawful septic installations, failing septic systems, and other concerns relating to septic systems in their homes. Our office investigates each of these complaints and, where necessary, takes enforcement action against the complainants. You can file a complaint about a septic system over the phone by calling 856-327-7602 or by sending an email to [email protected] Permitting and Installation of Septic Tanks– This portion of our septic program consumes a significant amount of our time.
- New construction, repairs, and alterations are accepted, and we check to make sure that the engineers who designed the plans met the standards outlined in the New Jersey state septic code, which is known as N.J.A.C.
- A copy of the code may be obtained by clicking on the link below.
- As septic codes have evolved through time, we’ve seen that the ordinary homeowner has become less informed and active in the process of disposing of their wastewater.
- The normal homeowner, on the other hand, was so disconnected from the operation of a septic system that even talking with an engineer, a contractor, or an inspector became impossible.
- In an attempt to bring everyone up to speed, we have created the Septic Essentials miniseries.
We have also developed a guiding committee, which is comprised of representatives from the industry and which assists us in steering our septic program. The Residential Drinking WaterWastewater Advisory Committee is the official name for this body (R-DWWAC).
Listing files in’Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems’
The Bureau of Non-Point Pollution Control of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is in charge of non-point pollution control.
Septic Tank Cleaning in Crossville, TN – Costs 02 / 2022
Many people do not give much consideration to what happens to the water and garbage that is flushed down the toilet or down the drain of their homes and businesses. However, if you have a septic system, you should be aware that the type of waste and water that flows down your drain can have a negative impact on the health of your family as well as your financial well-being. Maintenance on a septic system in Crossville should be approached in a different way than maintenance on a sewage system.
Regular people are not equipped to handle the task of septic tank cleaning in Crossville.
The whole system will be evaluated by a professional during the Crossville septic tank cleaning in order to see if there are any small concerns that should be addressed immediately before they become major ones.
Fair price breakdown
The cost of septic tank cleaning in Crossville is influenced by a variety of variables. Dumping out a septic tank can cost anywhere from $70 to $200, and it can cost as much as $400 or more in some cases. According to the size of the septic tank and the number of people who use it, it should be done once every one to three years on average. Typically, the expense of pumping out much bigger septic tanks ranges from $200 to $400 or more. Tanks of this type have a capacity of around 1,500 to 2,500 gallons each.
Find the Best Costs on Septic Tank Cleaning – Crossville, 38555
Pumping the tank, cleaning the drainfield pipes, and replacing filters can all help to restore a failing septic system in Crossville to working order. In other cases, they may require soil fracturing, which can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,500 or even more in extreme cases. It is necessary to place a hollow tube into the ground and inject a 300-pound burst of air into the earth in order to fracture the soil. In general, the cost of septic tank cleaning in Crossville services comprises pumping, which takes around 4 to 6 hours with human labor and 2 to 3 hours with a backhoe and other equipment, respectively.
Some homeowners choose to locate their septic tank and dig their own trenches to save money on the project. You may also want to sketch a map of the tank’s location so that you can refer to it in the future while cleaning it.
Cumberland County Septic Tank Cleaning FAQ
In order to ensure long-term treatment of various home wastes, all septic systems are constructed with this in mind. They have the potential to survive for a lengthy period of time provided they are properly maintained and operated. Due to inappropriate maintenance and handling, the lifespan of some systems may be significantly reduced. One factor that may have an impact on the life of a septic system is when pipes get clogged and when tree roots penetrate the system’s drainage system and pipes.
To ensure a long-term viability of your septic system, make certain that all issues are handled and resolved as soon as possible.
Symptoms of a failing septic system include sluggish draining toilets and drains, an odor emanating from sewage, any moist areas around the drainfield, and, in severe situations, tainted well water. Septic system failure may be prevented by following the steps outlined above.
In order to determine the status of your septic system, you should engage a septic system specialist to do an inspection. You can also get in touch with the local health district for further information. The most recent update was made on December 27, 2021.
Plumbers are readily available in your neighborhood.
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