Terralift: How to Save Your Leach Field
If you have ever lived with a septic tank you know that, at times, they can be problematic. More often than not, the problem is a clogged drain field. Correcting that problem using traditional means can be expensive. It can also cause considerable disruption to your yard. There is, however, an alternative to digging up sewer lines, the horizontal expansion of drain fields, replacing your septic tank, having to hook up to the city sewer system, or some of the other recommendations that may be made. That alternative is a process called Terralift.
Terralifting has been used successfully around the country for over two decades now. The process depends on a specialized machine that uses a long, narrow probe with an integral pneumatic hammer. The Terralift that penetrates three to six foot deep vertical holes up and down each side of your drain pipes and throughout your drain field as is needed. Air is forced into the holes so that the surrounding soil is fractured and aerated. The holes and the surrounding fractures are filled with polystyrene beads so that they don’t collapse inward and so your drain field can be aerated.
The Terralift process rejuvenates exhausted leach fields easier, quicker, and more economically than any other method. The entire process can be completed in one day and, just as much of a relief, your lawn is left intact. There is no need for replacing the lawn or landscaping! Terralifting actually improves your soil because it replaces an anaerobic environment with an aerobic one. There is an option as well during the process to actually pump good bacteria into the holes and fractures, bacteria that will continue to work to keep your leach field aerated. Please contact us if you have any questions about the Teralifting or any other septic tank needs.
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