(804) 795 - 1105
Richmond, VA. 23231

Dowdys Well and Septic Richmond Va

 

 


 

 

 

Conventional Septic
What is the difference?
 

Where your property is located, if it perks, and what your county requirements are will help decide which septic system is right for your usage.

 

We install both systems and offer quality service on both conventional and alternative systems.

 

 

 

DOWDY WELL AND SEPTIC SERVICE
Installation and Repairs
4224 Darbytown Road
Richmond, VA.  23231
(804) 795 - 1105
E-Mail: Info@DowdysWellandSeptic.com

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  Call your local county government for permits and septic Usage alternatives.
   
 
  • Acceptable Depth and Size requirements
  • Location Requirements
  • Permit Requirements
  • Land Use Requirements
  • Information on how to get started for your specific project.
  • Above all, Call your contractor and ask for Dowdy's Well and Septic to get the right solution for the right job.

The Conventional Septic System:

Almost 20 million housing units sheltering approximately 29 percent of the U.S. population (1.7 million or 38 percent of the homes in Indiana) dispose of domestic waste through on-site disposal systems.
Approximately 85 percent of these systems are conventional septic-absorption fields, making them by far the most common on-site disposal method.
Conventional septic systems, while common, are not suitable for all areas. Among the limitations which might preclude installation of a conventional system are: high groundwater tables; shallow limiting layers of bedrock or fragipan; very slowly or rapidly permeable soils; topography; and lot size.

Where suitable, however, conventional septic-absorption fields will remain common for many years to come because of their relatively low initial cost and low operating cost. They have proven very satisfactory when properly located, designed, installed, and maintained. Your county government has outlines for proper procedures to ensure satisfactory performance of a conventional septic system.
[Read our Homeowner's Section for more information, diagrams, and county contacts]

Convential Septics Dowdys Well and Septic

Before arranging for installation, contact your county Extension office or County Health Officer for the names of experienced installers, and also consult homeowners who have had good performance from their systems over a number of years for the names of competent installers.

  • Acceptable Depth and Size requirements
  • Location Requirements
  • Permit Requirements
  • Land Use Requirements
  • Information on how to get started for your specific project.
  • Above all, Call your contractor and ask for Dowdy's Well and Septic to get the right solution for the right job.

 

All soils within the boundaries of the property should be identified to evaluate their suitability for an on-site soil absorption field by a knowledgeable professional. The absorption field should be located in the most suitable soils and should even have location priority over a new home. The absorption area should also be one that sheds water. The long axis of the soil disposal area should be oriented parallel to the contours of the slope (i.e. lines 9f equal elevation). Areas where the long axis would run up and down the slope or where wastewater movement would converge should be avoided.
Proper orientation of trenches on complex slopes.
Traffic and construction must be avoided over and immediately down slope from the soil disposal area to prevent compaction and to minimize frost penetration

 

If your new or existing project is in an area that allows a Conventional Septic System contact your Contractor or Dowdy's Well and Septic for an estimate of new or replacement systems.


 

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