Effingham NH Septic Inspections

The following pictures are from an 1800’s farm house in Effingham NH. Inside has been completely remodeled (no permits of course). Located the treatment tank just beyond the kitchen window and it was just below grade. Everything looked good at[...]

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Dangerous Tank Covers

Another example of a dangerous tank cover. This system services an old camp in Alton Bay NH and has not been maintained in many years. The deteriorated tank cover is 3 inches below grade and in the middle of the front[...]

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Barnstead New Hampshire Septic Inspection

The following pictures are from a Barnstead New Hampshire septic inspection. This system was installed in 1962 and still had the 250 gallon steel  drum for a treatment tank in service. Part of my septic inspection includes a record search of[...]

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Concrete Drywells

Here is a good example of a drywell type system. These systems were usually constructed using a concrete treatment tank with concrete blocks making up the effluent disposal area. This particular drywell was made up of cinder blocks positioned around natural[...]

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Fabric Based Septic System Inspection

Below are photographs of an inspection I did on a fabric based system. This system was in use part time and is 11 years old. As can be seen in the images this system was in excellent condition and will,[...]

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Flooded Pump System

A pump system is something that is often found on septic systems here in New Hampshire. These systems need regular maintenance and can be very costly to repair. Below are some images from a failed pump system inspection:[...]

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8 Year Old Failed Septic System

The following pictures are from a recent inspection. This system consists of a 1000 gallon treatment tank, a 1250 gallon secondary tank used as a pumping station, a concrete D-Box with 3 outlets/laterals and a Elgen Geotextile Sand Filter. This[...]

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Hydraulic Load Test Failure

Two examples of systems that failed during the hydraulic load test and backed up through the tank. Both were caused by clogged filters in the outlet baffles, once cleaned the system functioned fine.[...]

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Example of a NH Dry Well

Here is another example of a New Hampshire dry well, unfortunately a bad example. The dry well”s original cover was damaged and the pieces are inside the well. Also, this well is approximately 8-10 feet deep and as seen in[...]

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A Functioning Drywell

Here’s a typical New Hampshire dry well that is still functioning. This system was installed in the late 1960s just before traditional stone and pipe systems were developed. The state of New Hampshire will no longer allow these systems to[...]

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