How deep should a leach field be?

Answer A leach field is laid at least 4 feet deep, keeping above bedrock and groundwater. The leach field should not be placed under any area where heavy loads occur, such as driveways or above-ground poo... Read More »

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How to Tell if Your Leach Field Is Bad?

A leach field is a series of rock-filled trenches where filtered water leaving a septic tank is allowed to percolate, or "leach," down into the ground. According to the El Dorado County Environment... Read More »

Can a backhoe be driven on a leach field?

A backhoe should not be driven on a leach field. The weight of the machine can break pipes buried in a leach field or compact the soil, making it harder for the field to drain properly.References:U... Read More »

How much weight can go over a leach field?

Put as little weight as possible on a leach field. It is important to limit the use of heavy machinery on a leach field and mowing should be done only for fire prevention, according to the Universi... Read More »

How to Build Your Own Leach Field for a Septic Tank?

Septic system design and installation are regulated by county health and in many cases state health departments. Leach fields must be built with the right degree of slope, have a particular rate of... Read More »