When we flush our toilets, pour all sorts of liquids down the drain, or wash off our dirty hands, we normally don’t think about where all that waste is going. A waste removal system is one of the most important systems in your home. A commonly used waste removal system is a septic tank. Here’s everything you need to know about this all-important, but not too often thought of system:
How a Septic Tank Works
The idea of a septic tank is simple enough. Household waste from sinks, toilets, dishwashers and washing machines is piped down to the septic tank where it stays for roughly 24 hours. During this time the tank breaks down the waste as much as possible and separates solids from liquids. The liquids are sent out through a drainage system, while the solids remain to further decompose turning into a layer of sludge. This sludge in a septic system must regularly be pumped out.
When you begin the process of installing a septic tank or excavating an old septic system, you must begin with soil testing. Once the septic tank inspection has determined the current septic system your household uses as well as any recommendations for improvement, the Parker Excavation operators can begin to test the soil. The soil must be tested to see how well it drains to avoid a pond of sewage appearing in your yard, as well as to give us a better understanding of what to expect during the septic excavation process.
Septic Tank Excavation
As the contractor begins the excavation process he will closely follow the specific plan which has been developed. Depths are mostly dependent on obtaining gravity to move the flow from the house to the tank. Traditionally, a two percent slope is required from house to tank. A minimum of six inches of soil is required to cover the tank. Excavation for the drain field trenches will occur later.
Septic Tank Installation
Once the septic tank has been completely excavated, the process of installing the new septic system can begin.
Are you in need of a wastewater treatment system on your land? Get quality construction services at Martin Land Improvement Inc. in Elk Rapids, MI, and allow us to make the process easier for you. We offer excavation, general contracting, and other specialty services, including Singulair Green by Norweco. Singulair Green replaces failing septic systems with an advanced wastewater treatment solution. Contact Martin Land Improvement at (231) 645-3400 if you need a general contractor in Traverse City!
Whether a new or established lakefront homeowner, retention walls should be held at the utmost importance to fight erosion, flooding, and more. If you're someone who's not sure if you should get a retaining wall, take a look around your property. If you are discontent with how your property intersects with the shoreline, get a retention wall as soon as possible. Without the wall, your shoreline could disappear, and all that grassy frontage would disappear right along with it. To preserve your waterfront home and stop the threat of destruction, call Martin Land Improvement Inc.
Retaining Wall Purpose
A retaining wall has many benefits, though its primary purpose is to protect your lakefront property from damage.
1. Prevent Land Erosion As previously mentioned, the retaining wall functions as a barrier between your land and the water. Thus, the wall stops water-related land erosion. You can rest easy knowing this benefit will last a long time, as steel retaining walls typically last around 35 years. This long-term solution might even be cheaper than other options which focus on fixing the problems after they've appeared. When looking to preserve the land, homeowners should work towards prevention and preventive measures.
2. Prevent Flooding The retention wall won't only save your landscape but your home as well. The wall will stop potential flooding resulting from severe storms, rising water levels, and other causes, saving you thousands in future repairs and taking a weight off your shoulders. There's no need to worry about future damage which can be prevented now.
3. Long-Lasting Results Having a contractor install a retaining wall along your lakefront shoreline is the purchase that keeps on giving. A typical steel retaining wall lasts 35 years; there are some which have been around for much more than that. Retaining walls made of natural materials can last around a hundred years, as is evident from those we see today. No matter the material, this is the best one-time purchase you can make for your lakefront home.
Contact Us Today!
For customer-oriented service and quality craftsmanship in Northern Michigan, count on Martin Land Improvement Inc. for your lakefront home's retaining wall. Our contractors have immense experience in waterfront installation and will ensure the long-lasting protection of your home. If you're looking for a comprehensive list of all our services, visit our website. Additionally, call us at (231) 645-3400 or email us at email@example.com for more information.
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