Septic System Evaluation and Design Services
Septic Evaluation Services
Since the inception of Central Virginia Soil Consulting, Inc. in 1989, we have been providing soil evaluations for the design of septic drainfield systems throughout the central Virginia area. Some people refer to this service as ‘perk’ testing. For septic system permitting, properties undergo a full site investigation consisting of detailed soil suitability and landform evaluations, and if necessary, hydrogeologic studies may be performed.
From the initial site visit through system installation, our professional staff will provide septic evaluation services ensure that your residential or business sewage disposal system has been carefully and professionally evaluated and designed to provide many years of reliable service. Our professional licensure/credentials for providing this service includes the following;
- Virginia Licensed Professional Soil Scientist
- State of Virginia Onsite Soil Evaluator License
- Virginia Certified Professional Geologist
If you are planning to purchase a piece of property to build on, which will require the use of an on-site sewage treatment and disposal system, give us a call and we’ll be happy to provide septic systems design and evaluation. We can also provide consulting services for system failures that need to be repaired, as well as system expansions when needed. When it comes to your home or business, there is no substitute for having a reliable and proper operating on-site sewage treatment and disposal system.
Frequently Asked Questions
A perk test is a soil test that measures water absorption. It is performed to review water drainage in different soils.
The VDH recommends the average household septic system to be inspected by a professional at least every three years, while some alternative onsite systems are required to be inspected anually.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, most septic system failures are due to poor design or maintenance.