A homeowner in Budd Lake, NJ contacted us due to recurring issues with their original septic system backing up, signaling the need for a replacement.
To initiate the process, we dispatched both a machine and an operator to the site to collaborate with our engineer. Together, they dug test pits, an operation observed by the township. Using the data gathered from these test pits, our engineer crafted a septic system design. Subsequently, we presented these designs at the Mt. Olive Twp. municipal building and applied for the necessary permits. After a few weeks, we obtained the permits and commenced the project.
In the vicinity of the new septic system, a playground set required removal and proper disposal, as per the homeowner’s request. We meticulously laid out the system, removed the topsoil, and excavated the new bed. The township conducted an initial inspection, focusing on the hole’s dimensions, location, and depth to ensure the plan was being properly followed.
Next, we brought in 500 tons of select fill, a specialized sand used as the bottom layer for most septic system fields. The inspector returned to assess the material’s application and quantity according to the design.
We proceeded to add 18 inches of washed septic stone, an essential step as unwashed stone fines can create impermeable layers that harm the system. During this process, we installed perforated PVC pipes for the laterals and the concrete distribution box (D-box) within the stone. Water was introduced into the D-box to confirm even flow and levelness. The inspector conducted another assessment to ensure proper installation alignment with the plan.
The final phase involved covering the pipes with the remaining stone, using filter fabric to cover the entire field, and adding soil to a maximum depth of 18 inches. The last step was to install a new 1,000-gallon septic tank, rerouting the pipe from the original tank to the new system. The original septic tank was emptied, crushed in place, and buried.
To complete the project, we graded the yard, cleared away any debris, and added extra topsoil. The final step encompassed a comprehensive inspection.
While replacing a septic system involves numerous steps, it doesn’t need to be complicated or overwhelming. We have been installing septic systems since 1999 and are available to assist you. Reach out to us, and you’ll find our dedicated team ready to answer your call at 973-670-6334.