Asked by: Silveria Podolov
asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th March, 2020

Is a mound septic system bad?

They were developed in 60's by the University of Wisconsin and can pretty much be used in any situation. The drawbacks to a mound septic system are: They are more expensive. To dig a trench and fill it with gravel is fairly easy and therefore relatively inexpensive.

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Likewise, people ask, why would I need a mound septic system?

A mound septic system is used for aberrant soil conditions. In order for effluent (waste water) to be completely treated it must pass slowly through 3 feet of dry soil. A mound septic system is also used when you have rocky soil because the effluent will run right through it without being treated.

Likewise, what does a mound septic system look like? The Mound. The mound is a drainfield that is raised above the natural soil surface in a specific sand fill material. Within the sand fill is a gravel-filled bed with a network of small diameter pipes. Septic tank effluent is pumped through the pipes in controlled doses to insure uniform distribution throughout the bed.

Also, how long does a septic mound system last?

The most common are concrete and steel sand mounds. Concrete can last a year up to 40 years. The lifespan depends on the mixture and quality of the concrete material. It is very porous and is very vulnerable to cracks that will definitely affect its performance and longevity.

How do you maintain a mound septic system?

A dense, healthy lawn or other vegetative cover will protect the soil surface from rain and hold the soil in place with its roots. Inspect the mound for any patches of bare soil and plant them with grass or other cover. Help prevent septic system failure through regular maintenance and inspection.

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