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Vernon Tuck Septic & Construction
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A: The aerobic septic plant coupled with the drip
irrigation and surface irrigation disposal systems are
unique among septic systems available on the market as
the waste water is disposed of shallower than the 18"
minimum burial depth required of other types of
systems. It is for this reason a proffesional licenesed
maintenance provider must monitor the system AND
HELP GUIDE THE USER IN ITS FUNCTION AND
Q: Do I have to have a choice about what kind of
septic system I have, is there a way I can not
have to deal with this maintenance contract
A: You absolutley have a choice as to the kind of septic sytem you get provided it
hasn't been installed yet. After its in the ground, you have to live with whats on
that piece of property. When a new septic system is proposed to the county for a
permit, the owner of that parcel of land signs documents and those documents are
recorded at the county courthouse making them binding. From that moment on all
future owners must comply with the state laws and county rules regarding septic
Q: I lived in "_____" county and I didnt
have to have a maintenance contract
Q: I've been on a septic before and
never had to deal with this.
A: Those are sounds of frustration, Thats perfectly understandable
when not all counties in TX run the same way. The state of TX issues
rules and its up to the individual counties to comply and what level
of participation they operate. We reccomend starting off by asking
maintenance providers for educational conversations rather than
the county. Their role really isnt to educate homeowners even
though they do try. Learn what to ask from those that want your
business. Then when you've got a grasp on the subject ask the
county for confirmation. That way all things are verified and you
wont be hoodwinked or taken advantage of.
Q: Why does it seem like the aerobic septic system is
my only option? Where are the septics systems of
A: It may feel like all those other septic systems are no longer an option but
they very much are. A few things have happened in the last 30 years in TX
that have been catalysts for the changes in the waste water landscape.
1. Houses have been getting bigger as a general rule. We are building more
outside patios, driveways made of concrete, and we want more space for our
stuff. All this hard surface building we are doing increases run off. If you've
lived in the hill country for more than 20 years surely you're noticing the
increased flooding, the increased road and bridge construction...This is a
direct result of TX rain water hitting something hard and flowing
elscwhere...like across your yard...that increase means we have to really
evaluate much harder whether an underground disposal system will be viable
for 20+ years.
2. Our water habits...I dont know about you but I like alot of water pressure
in my shower. My kids and my wife enjoy freshly washed clothes every day.
Lets face it we use alot more water today than we did 20 years ago, and it
doesn't look like that will be changing anytime soon. The more we eat at
home the more dishes we make and the more washes we do...All that water
has to go somewhere...and not only do we shower in July but we also shower
in January when theres no sun to dry up the ground in our yard...and certain
houses are where all the family goes for Holidays... So as an installer of a
septic system we must build something that will not only serve our customers
in August and July but also in January and Febuary and...Thanksgiving Day!
3. We have come to understand soil mechanics better. Got clay soil? Most
everyone says no, but after digging all over the state its safe to say that a big
swath of the lonestar state has either a highly clay content or at least a
moderate content. While clay particles make great filters because of
increased surface area...Water does not move fast through this soil class.
What that means for designers is we have to build a system twice as large as
we did 30 years ago. Twice as big means twice the time and twice the
material...and gues what else gets doubled...yep, the price.
So you can see that there are a lot of reasons the aerobic septic septic system
dominates the market. None of those reasons include a hidden agenda to
force you to buy something you dont want.
Yes we are a service company and we sell our products but I'm also a Native
Texan, and neighbor...a good installation along with a good
explination...along with a good maintenance provider will go along way to
easing your worries. I'd bet my hat on that!