“Residential Drain Field Repair | Jacksonville. FL | A1 Septic Service”
Septic systems are made up of two main parts: a tank and a drain field. Here are some of the components of what a drain field does.
The main function of a drain field is to purify and disperse the flow from the septic tank. When waste and dirt enters your septic tank bacteria begins to digest organic materials in the wastewater in the septic tank. From the septic tank the partially treated wastewater then flows into the drain field for a secondary treatment.
A drain field is made of rocks, pipe or chambers for leaching systems. These elements connect them together to form a continuous drainage system. They are installed in trenches and the bottom is open as a function for the filtration of water. There are many components that determine the flow of the waste including the size, design, location and soil characteristics,
What does it do?
Over time the soil becomes clogged with organic material, clogging up the system and making it unusable. Ponding around can be an indication of an over saturated drain field. Root intrusion, excessive rain water, improper location, and poor original design or poor installation can all lead to major issues. However, the most common reason for premature failure is improper maintenance by homeowners and/or tenants.
In most cases, redesigning and replacing the system in a new location is the only practical long term solution. This type of work should be completed only by a qualified contractor. Local health department permits are required before construction can begin.