(Having not repaired the water line it has now become a 5 foot stream shooting straight up in air.)I do feel grandmother was taken advantage and charged double of not more for services that ... a permit nor independent inspection was never done for this job. This was 3 days needed a new drain field as slow draining. We are in Florida Seems we had gasses that formed a hole, maybe 10 inch wide, 6-10 feet deep. Installed new 44.5 by 18.5, 12.5 deep, engineered designed mound system, added additional 1000 gallon tank with pump to mound system. Friday, brought camera and said pipes were old and damaged by roots, etc. Dug up pipe to tank, jackhammered a 12 foot section of our bedroom leading to bathroom, replaced pipe for use. Put some gravel in small section in our bedroom, poured concrete at connecting point.And even though these men work for a major plumbing company they insisted on cash only. county said we need a lift pump as due to high water table septic tank is not low enough. My husband poured the finishing concrete in our bedroom. They said our drain field may need some attention (leading from tank, but that's not their job).
If the drainfield stinks or is soggy: Keep people away from any standing water or soggy soil, which can be a biohazard.When the septic problem is solved, it goes back up in value to the price similar homes are selling for.Putting in a new septic system, just brings it back up from unable to sell it, to the value of similar homes value with working septic systems. I have my own dozer and excavator, but they can be rented for under 0 for a weekend. there were 3 bids for over 00.00 And one for 00, but I did my landscaping and septic system for 00. I know that sounds a long way away but 2 inch pipe is really not that expensive bottom line I did a little research and got a few estimates which in 2000 was really high.