High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

Where To Install A Septic System On Your Property

Construction & Contractors Blog

You know that you want to build a septic tank on your property, the problem is — you don't know where to build it. Contrary to the belief of some, selecting the right space for your septic tank requires more than merely finding a wide-open expanse of land to accommodate the system. The process is a lot more involved. Before you embark on the construction process, learn about some of the factors that typically come into play when selecting a site for a septic system installation.


You must obtain the appropriate permitting to install a septic system. As a part of the permitting process, the local agency responsible for issuing permits will let you know where on your property you cannot install the system. If a nearby neighbor has a system installed or you're located next to a commercial property, you might run into this sort of issue.

Utility Lines

Power, gas, and cable lines are generally routed underground. Your septic system must be clear of any of these obstructions. Not only will installing the tank too close to these connections lead to a service disturbance in your home (and even your neighbors), but it can lead to serious safety issues, especially when it comes to power lines. You need to contact the utility departments to find out about the exact placement of any connections on your property first. 

Soil Quality

A septic system needs to be installed in an area where the soil is highly absorbent. If the ground does not have this attribute, the waste from the tank will not absorb into the soil correctly and may instead pool around the soil for an extended time. Often time, the most absorbent soil are patches of land that have not been disturbed in the past. So, for instance, you might not want to install the system in the same area where an inground pool was once installed. 

Landscape Layout

The layout of your property also matters when it comes to determining the ideal location of a septic tank system. First, the system needs to be installed in an area that is a distance away from any large trees. The root systems from these trees can grow into the tank and cause damage. Second, the ground must be level. Installing the system on an area of land that is on a slope can prevent the waste from absorbing into the soil and cause it to roll down and pool on top of the ground instead. 

Fortunately, septic system installation companies can help you select the accurate location for the placement of the system. Contact a local company like Hastings Construction INC. today to learn more. 


19 April 2019