A while back I got excellent advice in regards to finding my septic
tank. It was good stuff to know, given I was getting ready to pour a
concrete walkway over both covers. (Since I framed in a shaft through
a walkway to provide access to the tank cover).
Today's question: My buddy Henry cant flush his basement toilet after
it has rained for several hours. Is something wrong with the drainage
field? What are some other problems that might fit this symptoms.
Thanks in advance.
The drainage field is getting infiltration from the surface water.
So the drain field trenches are holding water a bit higher than
the level of the septic tank outlet or distribution box.
Not a surprise, rain water getting to it. The trenches get covered,
erosion paths get formed, water seeks to be drained, it goes down
into the drainage field. Carries some dirty water with it, too.
Basement toilet is the lowest point. Some day your friend may
find a surprise on the floor after several days of rain.
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