Excavating for a Septic System on a Sloped Site
i’m working on trying to get a septic permit for my land. i met with the health department inspector yesterday and we found an area with acceptable soil but its not that big an area as much of my land doesn’t have the soil depth
anyhow the big problem is all the land is on a 30% slope and septic lines have to be perfectly level so i have to follow the contours of the land. the inspector said i need 240 ft of line for a 3 bathroom permit.
i’m probably going to do the digging myself as i can’t find any excavation company here to do it but i’ll keep looking
the problem i have is the health dept. inspector said when i dig the trench i cannot disturb the soil above or below the trench. how do ii do that with an excavator? i can’t safely drive and dig with the tacks sideways to a 30% slope, i’ll risk tipping over without the blade to stabilize.
i guess i can face the track up and down, use the blade then swing the boom to the side, not ideal but i guess that’s the only way.
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