Residential Septic Replacement
CCSWA is the owner of the Lanchester Landfill in Chester County, and they also own several houses near the landfill that they rent out. CCSWA contacted Berg about replacing a failing septic system on one of their rental properties. The system we encountered on this project was a hybrid between a standard septic system and a sand mound system.
The major downside of sand mounds is that they’re huge — like a giant berm in your yard that you can’t see over. This hybrid version has a lower profile and spreads out the mound itself by using Eljen GSF (Geotextile Sand Filter) bags to disperse the effluent. While a normal sand mound is 6-8 feet tall, this hybrid system is usually no more than three feet high.
Our Biggest Challenge
Safety was a challenge on this project simply because we were in somebody’s backyard digging a hole that reached 10-12 feet deep, and the tenants renting the house had kids, so we obviously needed to be extra careful.
Furthermore, hybrid sand mound septic systems can be quite complex to install, and there aren’t very many septic installers in the area that offer this service. Therefore, it requires a level of expertise and experience that most companies in this region don’t have — thankfully, Berg does!
After about a week of work, our crew completed their work on this project on time and on budget. The folks at CCSWA were pleased with our efforts, and we look forward to working with them again in the near future.