On one note Digger I've had to install systems up to 5' deep, sometimes you just have to go by soil types and as long as there is no evidence of mottelingyou can be deeper in the ground. You do though have to put risers over the d-boxes and tank covers though.Digger1799 said:Cliffhanger,
You are correct. Though it seems like it is not, Leach Fields do operate on an evaporation principal. In my part of the countyr it is a minimunm of 12" and a max of 24" of cover. All this is depending on the type of soil to begin with. I have too often seen landscapers add way too much fill over the fields. While we are at it. You never plant bushes or trees in a leach field. I love watching them add $10k worth of plantings, trees and bushes all the while driving over the fields. I put those homeowners on a mailing list as their system will fail within a few years.
If it fails, you will be blamed... Let the homeowner use a wheelbarrow and his own pile of dirt.Cliffhanger said:Hi All,
I have a client that wants to change the grade over his septic field. What is the maxium cover for a field line that will not interfere with the function of the system??
Yeah, but its good for research.lol.....doesn't anyone notice how old this thread is ??