Caring for your drainfield is a must and involves both some care and some common sense. Here are few things that you should do to maintain your drainfield:
- Plant only grass over and near your septic system. Roots from nearby trees or shrubs might clog and damage the drainfield.
- Don't drive or park vehicles on any part of your septic system. Doing so can compact the soil in your drainfield or damage the pipes, tank, or other septic system components.
- Keep roof drains, basement sump pump drains, and other rainwater or surface water drainage systems away from the drainfield. Flooding the drainfield with excessive water slows down or stops treatment processes and can cause plumbing fixtures to back up.
If your drainfield is failing, then your septic system is failing
Should your drainfield fail, our drainfield installation crew at RooterPLUS has the knowledge and ability to solve your problems. They have replaced over 200 drainfields in the past two years and have been replacing drainfields in the Metro Atlanta area for the past 14 years.
We mostly install chamber system drainfields and have had great success. Here is some more information regarding the type of chambers that we use.
Chamber Systems Septic Drainfields
Engineered for strength and performance, they have greater design flexibility including a smaller footprint as compared with stone and pipe, and are made from recycled materials. These advantages of Infiltrator chambers add up to cost savings on labor, materials and time savings on the job. Look below to see all of the benefits of chamber systems.
No stone or geotextile is typically required, and chamber installations use less pipe. Installations are faster so you save on heavy equipment operation and eliminate the need for heavy trucks used to transport stone.
Less Site Disruption
Since Infiltrator chambers typically occupy a smaller total area than stone and pipe leachfields, and use less heavy equipment, there is less damage to property and landscaping. Elimination of stone means easier cleanup at the job site.
- A solid top prevents infiltration of rainwater
- Sidewall louvers allow lateral leaching and evapotransporation
- An inspection port cutout permits monitoring and maintenance
- Patented chamber interlocks with an advanced design connect chambers end-to-end with a precise fit
- Advanced contouring connections allow chambers to avoid obstacles
- Open bottom provides unobstructed soil interface, allowing up to 50% reduction in trench length
Longevity and Reliability
Infiltrator chambers demonstrate a higher success rate, which is far better than stone and pipe, giving homeowners and installers extra confidence.
Convenience and Performance
Infiltrator chambers are the modern septic leachfield solution. They are specifically engineered for safe and reliable, long-term performance and easy maintenance.
Infiltrator chambers are designed to complement nature's processes for purifying water. And because they are made from recycled materials, they reduce waste, preserve the environment and save energy.
Efficient Use of Space
Compared with gravel and pipe leachfields, infiltrator chambers typically occupy a smaller area. That means our systems can be installed in small or heavily landscaped spaces, offering more flexibility in placement.