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Perhaps you already envision your yard being scraped away and drain lines being replaced or repaired.
Maybe you fear you need to have an entirely new system installed?
Before you go any further, take a few moments to learn about the more viable alternative, like Terralift.
What is Terralift?
Created in the late 1990s, it is an innovative system that is specifically used for those who have septic problems created by soil compaction around drain lines or septic fields; heavier clay soils; and is ideal for those with lawn or landscaping they do not want to lose.
It works by reducing, actually eliminating, any compaction within the septic drain fields, and does this by creating fissures in the soil. Think of them as deep veins full of air that force the soil particles apart, no matter how wet or compacted they have become. It is this compaction that is so often the cause of difficult to diagnose problems in a septic system.
The fracturing helps to loosen the surrounding soil, along with the drain field walls and its biomat flooring. Biomat is a healthy part of the drain field that over time can become too thick to function as intended. A second blast below the depth of the drain field lines helps to loosen the biomat in the drain field, restoring normal biomat function.
Fully blasted, a failed drain field will operate optimally. The surrounding soil, the drain field walls, and the biomat layer are all positively affected.
The septic tank is where everything that goes down the drains in the home ends up. There, it separates the solids that sink to the floor of the tank, fats that rise to the surface, and watery fluids that sit between the layers. These are what drain or “leach” out into the septic drain lines and then the septic drain fields.
Naturally, the soil around the lines and in the fields has to be able to accept fluids. If the soils are too dense, clay-like, or compacted, the water is eventually forced to the surface and is pushed back into the septic tank. Here, it eventually starts to pool upward towards the surface, and that is when you notice the watery soil and foul odors. And by then, the problems could be pretty severe.
Just consider; you might have contacted septic experts because your toilets drain slowly or take several flushes to eliminate the waste materials. The washing machine or drains are struggling to empty. There could be standing water or muddy soil in the yard where your septic drain fields are located. You might think that your septic tank just needs to be pumped or that a line inside of the house has become clogged, yet with those repairs, the problems persist.
This means that it is probably the drain field, and typically, that means: repairing the problematic drain lines (perhaps replacing drain lines) and starting from scratch. As you can imagine, the cost is exorbitant. In fact, it runs into the thousands and involves getting permits, digging up the yard, and even removing landscaping if it is in the way of machines.
What is a typical repair job with Terralift?
On arrival to the job site, the septic system is located and marked. This includes the septic tank, the distribution box(es), and the drain field lines. Any buried utility lines are also noted.
Terralift machine is brought onto the septic field and painted marks denote where the blasting will happen. The blasting takes place along the entire length of the drain field walls.
How does Terralift work?
The Terralift is brought onto the septic field and the probe is bored into the ground next to the drain field lines. Once the depth of the probe matches the drain field, holding tanks transfer pressurized air through the probe and into the ground, fracturing the soil. We refer to this as “blasting” the lines.
It can often be finished in a single day, meaning that you don’t have to hand over your property to heavy, loud, and messy machines that dig up the entire septic drain fill and then replace it with new fill and soil. Instead, a few small holes are the only sign that something was done, and even more surprising is that the surface of the soil shows very little sign of change.
The Terralift is used on domestic or residential properties as well as in commercial properties and even construction sites and athletic fields.
It is interesting to know that the machinery used in Terralift procedures relies on probes that penetrate around three to six feet into the soil (and which are spaced roughly six feet apart), where the septic drain fields are located. The air actually creates pathways all of the way back up to the surface as well as outward and around the probes.
The end result is something known as an aerobic environment, which means your soil is improved at the same time the septic is restored and the dr;ain fields rejuvenated. Grass and flowers are likely to grow better in this area as it creates a far better environment in general.
The Benefits of Terralift
So, if you are struggling with septic problems and you worry that you are facing the unpleasant process of an entirely new system, consult with your septic expert to learn if Terralift is an option. The benefits of this approach are just too great to overlook. Let’s quickly review them to be sure you understand just why it is an optimal choice:
It costs much less than having an entirely new septic system or new drain fields installed … Not only that, but it means no excavation, no costly components, and parts and no expensive hours of labor.
It is almost sure to be a success. With its high success rate (98%) it is as close to a sure solution as you can get and is used by residential and commercial property owners equally.
It is fast and effective. You can often have the entire job done in a single working day. The Terralift professional arrives with the specialized machinery, measures out the appropriate spots for the probes and then pumps in the airs. Then, your septic system should get back on track almost immediately.
You keep your yard, flowers and even smaller trees if they are not jeopardizing the health of the septic fields. The soil is actually in better condition.
Does Terralift Work?
The septic is restored quickly- You don’t have to replace the leach fields, the septic drain lines, the tank, or anything else and the system should be entirely back to normal within 24 hours of completing the job. For the best results, you will want to give the system that brief window of time to start to rebalance and drain properly.
There will, naturally, be no more standing water, foul odors, or muddy conditions. Any pooling will be alleviated by the veins forced into the compacted soil. You keep your landscaping, lawn, or flowers, and the allnew avenues for wastewater to drain will operate for years and years to come.