I just had a septic inspection as part of selling my house. It failed, and
the septic inspector said that we needed a new leech field. My house was
built just 7 years ago, but I was told that the system put in was "new
technology" and they aren't even installing the type anymore.
Has anyone else run into this? Do I have any recourse with the builder?
Thanks for your response.
Yes, it is working fine from what I can tell. No odors or seepage that
I've noticed either. He dug up part of the leach field and showed us
some underlying gray dirt, which he said indicates a problem. He also
dug down to the tank and said that the sewage level was too high.
We're going to have another septic company come out to take a look.
I had a realtor selling a house for me years ago. I had the same
sort of thing happen, but the septic was much older. I was not living
in the house, and I had moved about 200 miles away.. The realtor told
me that to list the house, the septic was too old and in order to
sell, I'd have to replace it. The septic worked fine, and I refused
to replace it, and told the realtor to either add an AS-IS clause to
the listing, or forget the whole thing, and I'll find another realtor.
The realtor added the AS-IS clause. A while later, the realtor tells
me she has a buyer and the buyer wants an inspection. I told her that
they can inspect if they like, but since the buyer wants the
inspection, they must pay for it. A few days go by, and the realtor
calls me and tells me that they inspected, and she had a company dig
up part of the septic, and it was defective, and I would have to
replace it. I informed her that I had already told her that I would
not replace it. That's when she informed me that since the yard was
already dug up, I had no choice but to replace it, and told me that I
already owed this company $600 for digging up the yard. I drove to
the property and found the whole yard dug up. I immediately called a
lawyer. I ended up taking the realtor to court, and later had to go
to court with this company when I refused to pay them. I eventually
won the case, and the company had to repair my lawn, and whatever else
they did to the septic, at the realtor's expense. Eventually, I found
out that the realtor was related to the owner of the septic company,
and was doing this to everyone. I should have sued and insisted on a
complete new septic system, not just patching what they tore up,
especially since the whole yard was torn up for over 4 months. The
good thing about this, was that the realtor was fired from her realty
company due to this.
Get a second opinion !!!!
On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 20:52:12 GMT, "byoung2735"
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