My wife and I were planning to sell our home in Central NJ (clay dirt) with very high water table. We have a septic and the septic appeared to be fine but figured that we should have it tested so we don't have any problems when we sell.
The inspector from a septic company tested the leech field he said it is failing because the distribution box has water in it and the distribution box should be dry if the system was working properly. He also poked a few holes into the ground and showed me the water coming to the surface.
After he left the holes he poked into the ground is now flooding my yard. I tried plugging up the holes but that didn't work. The inspector from the septic company said his boss would call. The boss called and said we need a new septic system and would run $30,000.00. We do not have sewer close enough to hook up. Do you have any suggestions?