In order to design and install a septic system, perc testing, or percolation testing, is required by Pennsylvania state law. A perc test is done to determine the absorption rate of the soil to be used for the drainfield of the new septic system, and this must be done thoroughly to ensure the drainfield will be able to treat the incoming wastewaters properly.
When it comes to Delaware Valley area perc testing, our experts at Delaware Valley Septic, Sewer & Storm are experienced in working with all different types of local soil, and we have the ability to determine not only what type of system is best for your property, but the best area for your drainfield as well, due to our thorough percolation testing procedures.
What goes in to Perc Testing?
The first step that is taken in Delaware Valley perc testing is finding a general suitable location for a septic tank and drainfield within a property. The drainfield area will then be cordoned off to ensure it remains undisturbed during the test process, and the soil will be identified so our professionals at Delaware Valley Septic, Sewer & Storm can know just what types of soil they are working with on any given property location.
Once soil and location have been determined, we will then begin to dig several post holes within different locations of the soil, and these holes will then be filled with water and topped with an easy to see floatation device. The movement of the device will determine the rate in which water absorbs into the soil, thereby accurately testing the ground’s ability to percolate.
In order to install a new septic system in any Delaware Valley property, perc testing will need to be carried out. At Delaware Valley Septic, Sewer & Storm, we perform perc tests on all types of properties within the Delaware Valley area, and we have the experience to get the job done right!