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Soil Percolation Testing in Corona

Soil testing is an fundamental element of septic system design and installation. In addition to entirely new septic systems, if you suspect problems with your tank’s seepage level, we may recommend a perc test to determine whether or not your leach lines are working properly.

Weather permitting, a percolation test will be done to specify which type of septic system will be allowed. A home percolation test is an easy way to measure the drainage rate of your soil and to determine how much area you need to infiltrate the grey water.

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Is a Percolation Test Necessary?

Most county health departments require that a perc test is done to determine whether a property is suitable to hold a septic system. Septic systems are designed in a way that necessitates a septic drain field or “leach field” to drain away any excess water. When solid waste settles in a septic tank, the excess waste water is then distributed through the septic drain field by way of a network of perforated pipes.

In the unfortunate event that your property fails the perc test, you may still have other options. Your West Coast Sanitation contractor can go over these options with you.

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How Do Percolation Tests Work?

Traditional septic systems only work if the soil in the leach area is sufficiently absorptive, allowing it to readily soak up the liquid flowing into it. A typical perc test consists of digging several holes where a septic tank is proposed to be installed. The soil is then saturated fully with water and left overnight. The time taken for the water to seep away is recorded to determine the best suitable place for your septic tank at your site.

Test results are typically good for two to five years, and in some cases can be renewed. However, with all things perc, rules vary greatly from town to town so don’t make any assumptions. Always check with the Corona health department before proceeding.

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