Wednesday, January 16, 2013

To perc or not to perc!

"A percolation (perc) test is a test to determine the absorption rate of soil for a septic drain field or a leach field.  The results of a perc test are required to properly design a septic system." Source

Ok so now that all that scientific crap is out of the way lets get down to the pictures.  Cuz come on, who likes books that don't have pictures?  NOT ME!!

This is how the perc test starts.  Well wait, it actually starts once you pay the fee for the perc test.  Once you do that, they send a gentleman from the County out to do the test.  Like this....

Then they do a little twist and pull out the soil.  As they keep digging down and pulling out soil samples you want your soil to look bright orange.  Well, pretty much like this....

Once they determine where the finished grade line should be they measure from the property lines

So they can get this out and and give us a guideline to show us where our finished grade level should be.
Once they determine the final measurements they marked it on our electrical pole like 'em so! 

So there ya have it.  Everything you never ever wanted to know about perc tests!  So in case you didn't come to the final conclusion our property perced with flying colors and we are GOOD TO GO!! 
We also submitted all of our final paperwork to the bank on Monday and are getting VERY close to getting this show on the road.  I will save the joys of getting construction financing for another case anybody cares!

1 comment:

  1. thanks for sharing

    it is compulsory to have this perc test

    hope to see more posting related to Septic Installation Northborough