Home > Defining Septic Engineering: Four Important Factors

septic engineeringMany people have heard of septic system design and know the basic parts of a septic system if they have one at their home. The term septic engineering, however, may be a little bit vaguer and leave someone with questions about what exactly it means or involves. In fact, septic engineering is the process of designing a septic system for a property, but a qualified septic contractor must take into consideration four major factors before beginning the septic installation process:

1. Soil Conditions – With septic engineering, the first thing a contractor will do is examine the soil conditions to make sure that the soil can handle wastewater disposal and that there aren’t any underlying factors that would prevent a septic system from being a good choice.
2. Topography – The topography, or lay of the land, is also important in that homes or businesses that are constructed on a hilly area or with various landscaping features may require special designs for the most efficient septic system design.
3. Buildings – Septic engineering must also take into consideration any current or future buildings that are on the site. Septic systems must not only accommodate any usage for new buildings, but also do not want to negatively affect surrounding buildings that also have wastewater management systems.
4. Serviceability – Lastly, septic engineering must take into consideration the accessibility of the property. A contractor will want to make sure that in the event of a septic emergency, or even for routine services, they can easily access the different components of a home or business septic system.

At Southern Water and Soil, we offer septic engineering services where traditional septic systems may not always be a possibility. We would happy to answer your questions about this and provide any of your other septic servicing needs, so give us a call today.