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asked in category: General Last Updated: 21st March, 2020

How is a perk test performed?

A perc test is conducted by drilling or digging a hole in the ground, pouring water into the hole and then observing the rate at which the water is absorbed into the soil.

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Also know, how long does it take to do a perc test?

Typically, perc tests for replacement systems take anywhere from 1-2 hours while new construction perc tests take roughly 1-3 hours per lot. However, there are times when a site evaluation may take up to 6 hours.

Also Know, what happens if you fail a perc test? Soils that fail perc tests do not meet the necessary absorption rates required for septic systems. These soil types will not properly absorb and treat sewage effluent. Without proper percolation and absorption, drainfields will not work properly and will cause backups or overflows.

Also know, how much does it cost to do a perc test?

Typical costs: An official perc test that meets all local requirements for a septic or drainage system permit can cost $100-$1,000 or more depending on site size and conditions. Some areas mandate a traditional perc test while others specify soil/site evaluation/testing with deep pits, but call it a perc test.

What is a perk test on land?

A percolation test (colloquially called a perc test) is a test to determine the water absorption rate of soil (that is, its capacity for percolation) in preparation for the building of a septic drain field (leach field) or infiltration basin.

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