Septic System Design
Dolby and Associates has been designing septic systems in Delaware since 1990 and has a long working relationship with DNREC. We have years of experience in the design of all types of septic systems including gravity trench and bed systems, pressure dosed standard systems, low pressure pipe systems(LPP), elevated sand mound systems (ESM), drip irrigation systems, peat filtration systems and other pretreatment and on-site advanced treatment systems.
Dolby and Associates can provide the designs required by the Regulations Governing the Pollution Control Strategy for Delaware's Inland Bays. We can take your project from the site evaluation, through the design and permitting stage to the open trench inspection performed during construction. We work in Sussex, Kent and New Castle counties of Delaware and the Maryland Counties on the Delmarva Peninsula.
Septic System Inspections
Buying or selling a house? It is important to know the type of septic system serving that house and the condition of that septic system. Septic types now range from relatively inexpensive gravity systems to advanced treatment or pretreatment for an elevated sand mound. DNREC has a Mandatory Operation & Maintenance Requirement for advanced treatment and pretreatment systems. After you buy the house you will be responsible for replacing a septic system that could cost $30,000, in the case of failure and if your system has an operation & maintenance requirement you will be required to assume the annual cost of that periodic septic inspection.
Due to these potential costs DNREC and most Mortgage companies recommend an inspection of your septic system prior to title transfer. In Delaware most home inspection companies cannot perform a septic inspection because a Class H license issue by DNREC is required to perform on-site wastewater and treatment disposal system inspections. Dolby and Associates can perform your septic inspection in a timely and efficient manner. The homeowner with that report in hand will have the necessary information to make maintenance and service decisions in the future when septic problems or issues surface.
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