perc testing Meridian Idaho

 

Unfortunately, perc testing in Meridian Idaho is becoming more stringent by the day. It's getting harder and harder to work with county officials in Meridian to get septic systems in the ground. There are many reasons for this; some bureaucratic, and some environmental. Fortunately, Fitzgerald Plumbing, Septic, and Excavation know all the ins and outs of perc testing in Meridian Idaho. You can trust us to get the job done right, cost-effectively, and in compliance with all governmental regulations.

What is a Perc Test?

"Perc testing" is short for "percolation testing." Perc testing is a required step in the installation of a septic system. Perc testing helps determine which size septic system is needed for your property. The process of perc testing is straight-forward; pour some water into a series of holes and see how fast they drain. However, as perc testing is quite simple in principle, it is highly recommended that you don't try to do it yourself.

Perc Testing in Meridian Idaho Should Never be Done Alone

When performing perc testing in Meridian Idaho, you will need an inspector from the Board of Health present. Remember, perc testing is the first step in determining which size septic system is required for your property. You need a professional, such as Fitzgerald Plumbing, Septic, and Excavation to ensure the job is done right. We will bring our backhoe and equipment and dig a series of 3-4 foot holes to perform drainage tests at the location where your new drain field will be installed.

Another reason you need a professional for your perc testing, in addition to getting the job done right the first time, remaining in regulatory compliance, and saving time and money, is because our engineers know just what to look for. For example, we know how to analyze your soil type and soil structure. Fast draining soils, such as gravel, require smaller septic systems that slow draining soils, such as clay.

Preliminary Perc Testing Surveying

Additionally, when performing perc testing in Meridian Idaho, there is a lot of preparatory work involved that requires a qualified perc testing engineer. Your lot must be surveyed to accurately locate property lines, wells, trees, pools, and other setbacks. Once this information is gathered, Fitzgerald's design engineers can draw up a septic design to be reviewed and approved by the local Board of Health.

Fitzgerald Works with Integrity

At Fitzgerald Plumbing, Septic, and Excavation, we find affordable septic solutions for our clients. Our labor prices are amongst the most competitive in the region, and we pride ourselves on integrity. Our staff is polite, respectful, and dressed professionally at all times. We've got the knowledge, experience, and expertise to get your job done right the first time and save you the money and the hassle of having to pay fines or rehire someone else to do the job. Further, all of our employees undergo rigorous background tests before being hired, and we won't send anyone to your property we wouldn't trust with our families.

Contact Fitzgerald Today

Contact Fitzgerald Plumbing, Septic, and Excavation today to set a date for your perc testing in Meridian Idaho.