The average lifespan of a lateral line system is between 15 to 20 years. However, this lifespan may shorten if you don’t clean or service it regularly. Make sure the lateral line system is strong and lasts for a long time with our help. Our team at Reliable Basement and Drain will find out what the problem is and come up with the best solution.
Lateral lines are part of the drain field. It is made up of pipes that are installed in the trenches that distribute the treated effluent equally throughout the surrounding area. You could determine the location of the lateral lines by the parallel dark green grass that become visible when you miss a day of watering your lawn. In the winter, the lateral lines can be seen when the snow or frost melts easily in those areas than the rest of the lawn. When the lateral lines stop taking in water, meaning the wastewater that it’s supposed to distribute, then there would be backing up and pooling of wastewater. If this is not corrected immediately, then you have to prepare thousands of dollars for the repair or the replacement of the entire system.
A common reason for lateral lines not to take in water is the occurrence of heavy rainfall. During heavy rainfall, many septic systems can overflow. To save the lateral lines and the entire system, it is advisable that no pumping should be made during the rainfall. The obvious reason behind this is that the mud and sediments brought in by the rain will just seep into the system, eventually reaching the lateral lines. This would immediately clog the lateral lines. It will definitely stop holding water and the entire septic system fails.
Another reason is the poor installation of the lateral lines. This professional error may cause the entire drain field and the entire septic system to fail in just twenty four hours. Automatically, you should come up with at most 30,000 USD for a new septic system. This would double the cost of having an up and running system with a functional lateral line.
It will not be healthy for your household and the environment if the lateral lines don’t take in water anymore. Untreated wastewater would flood your home and yard. Everyone will be exposed to odorless, colorless, and detrimental septic fume. When you see slight malfunction in your lateral lines or you’re septic, immediately call the septic expert to help you correct it at the soonest possible time. Lateral lines Cleaning