On rural homesites with no municipal sewage systems, a failed perc test can mean that no house can be built. That is why you should make any offer to purchase land contingent on the site passing the soil and perc tests. Because prime building sites are increasingly scarce or expensive, a rural site that will not pass a percolation or perc test are increasingly common.
Soils with high sand and gravel content drain the best and soils with a high clay content or solid rock are the worst. Most soils fall somewhere in the middle with a mix of course sand and gravel particles, small silt particles, and miniscule clay particles – the smallest.
The two main tests used to determine the soil’s suitability for a septic system are a soil evaluation and percolation or perc test. Because so much rides on these tests, you should call in an experienced technician to perform the perc testing. SES is very experienced in Gainsville VA perc testing.
Do you have property with one or more of the following limitations or needs? No problem for SES!
- Limited Area
- Steep slopes
- Shallow, rocky, clayey, wet or sandy soils
- High groundwater
- Sites where the current system has failed
- Coastal Areas where nutrient removal is required
- Commercial Properties like Restaurants & Schools
- Subdivision and Communal Systems
Call SES today at 1-866-249-5630 and leave your perc testing worries in Gainesville, VA to us.