Son and wife have bought a 30 year old house.
Backyard is quite nice, and level.
Question: we have (just) noticed that the septic pit that one pumps out occasionally, the outflow of which goes to the D box and leaching field distribution pipes, has a concrete cover that is about 1 or 2 inches above the soil line, and shows as it's uncovered.
Quite surprised, as ours, and I always thought all of them, had the cover below the soil line.
a. Is it a requirement to be below the soil ?
b. What might have happened ? Could it be that they just didn't dig deep enough to have the cover end up below the soil line ? Or,...?
c. If, for safety reasons, we want to have it below the soil, and covered, what's the best approach ? Would hate to have to have a contractor go back there with a crane to lift it out, dig deeper, and reinstall.
What's the best approach to all of this ? (just put a big flower pot over it ? !!)