The excavator has to add soil to fill in a valley between the septic field and the knoll where the house is going. He was able to use my own material from piles dug out earlier. I had to get County approval first to make sure they were cool with it now being sand in that location.
The location is not where the drainage will be. This goes there the septic pipe will run from the tank to the d-box - above the field, below the house.
The excavator climbed inside and sealed up the weeping hole. The maker leaves a tiny hole in order for water to seep out while the tank sits in the yard waiting to be sold. This way the tank doesn't fill up with water which would make for a heavy and troublesome load. On the building site the hole gets filled with a stub of pencil and then coated with thick tar.
I arrived just after the septic tank was set in the ground. If only I hadn't taken the long way to the site I could have seen it lowering in the ground. It is a 1,000 gallon tank as per the County Health Department.
Had a backfill inspection a few weeks ago and then a second one a week or so later. The walls went up before the 4th of July and was tarred by the 4th.
Backfill is complete and we have been onto the next challenges.
A lot got accomplished last week and now I have a few days off.
I should be talking to the concrete guy about coming back out to pour the floor, or I should be working on my estimates, or picking out rocks from a huge pile, but I think I am going to go for a drive instead.