Are you experiencing the misery of a failing septic system?
Lets face it – your septic system is the least pleasant of your homes’ systems to have to deal with - But one of the most critical!
What happened to my septic system?
A modern septic system is designed as an active system, comprised of four basic sub-systems;
Waste pipes – To move the waste water from the house to the septic tank.
Septic tank – to store the wastewater long enough to facilitate the bacterial breakdown and liquefication of solids.
Distribution box – to route the now liquid effluent from the septic tank to the leech field, and finally,
Leach field – An underground drainage bed usually comprised of long lengths of perforated pipe (laterals), which allow the effluent to percolate out of the septic system into the soil for final natural purification and dispersal.
A problem within any of these four sub-systems may cause the system to fail. A common cause of septic system failure, and until now the most expensive to repair, is that the leach field’s ability to allow the percolation of effluent out of your system has been greatly reduced, or stopped entirely.
Over time, due to either soil compaction, use saturation, the natural formation of biomat (crust) around the laterals, or other factors, the leach field has stopped functioning as the systems final effluent dispersal area. Once the leach field is unable to disperse the effluent, the entire system backs up until its storage capacity is reached. Upon exceeding this small storage capacity, the effluent will begin to surface, or back up into the house.
The old way
The conventional method to restore a failed leach field has been to replace the entire leach field with a new one. This is by far the most expensive, time consuming and disruptive repair your septic system can require. Days of heavy equipment working around your house. The potential need to disrupt large areas of your lawn. The possibility of loosing the use of your waste system until construction is complete.
Long term damage to your landscaping is generally unavoidable from an excavation job of this size – not only to complete the replacement of the leach field, but often just to get the large machinery to the location of the leach field itself. Irreplaceable mature plantings, fences, decks or sheds may need to be removed to allow for the work and movement of the machinery. Finally, upon completion of the job, thousands of dollars and years of time may be required to restore your landscaping to its’ original condition.
GeoNovus acknowledges that sometimes the only option available to repair a failed or failing system may be the partial or total excavation replacement of the system. And we respect the firms that competently perform this type of major repair…
We are confident we may be able to help you avoid costly system replacement in most cases of leach field failure.
The GeoNovus way
As described on our home page, GeoNovus provides sub-soil fracturing services, and will apply this process to renew your existing leach field. Simply put, we restore your existing leach field’ ability to accept and process effluent as it was originally designed.
The GeoNovus process renews the soils permeability and porosity by generating thousands of linear feet of fractures and fissures within the leach field itself, restoring, or actually improving, the leach fields’ original operating efficiency, percolation, absorption and aeration rates.
Consider the advantages of GeoNovus leach field renewal versus replacement
SPEED – GeoNovus, LLC’s service is completed in a matter of hours.
RETURN TO USE – In most cases, your septic system will be fully operational at the completion of GeoNovus’s service.
LOW IMPACT – Our lightweight machinery is about the size of a lawn tractor, needing little room to maneuver through your site. The machinery is operable close to or under obstructions such as fences, sheds or trees, and will cause virtually no damage to your landscaping.
COST – Our leach field renewal service is a fraction of the cost of replacement.
CLEAN & SAFE – GeoNovus uses absolutely no chemicals in our fracturing process.
GeoNovus LLC offers you a potential alternative solution to repair a failed septic system.
And if your system hasn’t failed yet, but slow drains, or the inability to flush a toilet while the washing machine is draining has you suspecting something is going wrong, GeoNovus can provide a lower intensity service to help restore your system to peak operating efficiency.
Contact GeoNovus today to schedule your on-site evaluation