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Soil Evaluation

Soil Evaluation or “Perc Test”- Dig test holes to determine suitability of soils for septic systems and provide a letter of the findings.

Soil Evaluating
Soil Evaluating

What Is Soil Evaluating

Whether you are building a new home, purchasing a parcel of raw land or subdividing property where sanitary sewer is not available, a soil evaluation by a licensed professional onsite soil evaluator will determine suitability of soil conditions for septic systems.

A soil evaluation, often called a “perc test” short for percolation, is performed by boring or digging test holes in the ground to classify soil color, texture and other factors which guide the soil evaluator in decisions regarding design depth and size of the septic system.

From standard septic system design to alternative engineered solutions the team of professionals at Accupoint Surveying & Design is ready to consult on your project today.

What We Do

Soil Evaluation or “Perc Test”- Dig test holes to determine suitability of soils for septic systems and provide a letter of the findings.

Permitting for Septic and Well- Perform soil evaluation in conjunction with all paperwork and mapping required by the health department in order to obtain a permit for installing a septic system and well.

Certification letter- Perform soil evaluation in conjunction with all paperwork and mapping required by the health department to obtain a letter from the health department certifying the subject property has a site suitable for future installation of a septic system.

A certification letter in good indefinitely and can be converted into a construction permit at any point in the future.

Alternative engineered septic system design- In the event that the soil evaluation bears out that the soils will not support a standard septic system there are still a number of other options available.

Alternative engineered septic system designs can overcome even the poorest of soil conditions in most cases and allow for development of property that was once thought to be undevelopable.

Pump design- In some cases the septic system must be placed at a higher elevation than the structure. This will require that a pump system be designed and installed as part of the septic system.

Design computations as well as pump and system specifications will accompany the normal paperwork and mapping for the septic system.

Subdivision Review- Provide soil evaluations on individual lots of a proposed subdivision for submittal to the health department for subdivision approval.

TESTIMONIALS

What Our Happy Clients Said

In the process of planning and building my new home I encountered a lot of contractors who were not reliable, however Ed Willman with Accupoint Surveying & Design was great to work with.

He showed up to survey my property and design my septic system exactly when he said he would and made the grueling paper work process go smooth and easy.

As a result of Ed’s quick work my project was started ahead of schedule.

Ed is extremely knowledgeable and I highly recommend him.

Todd Carden
Bedford County

When my family needed to have our farmland in Campbell County surveyed and subdivided Ed Willman handled the entire project turn-key.

Ed worked closely with my family to ensure an accurate land survey and equitable subdivision of the property. While conducting the initial boundary survey Ed brought to our attention that another surveyor had mistakenly taken in a couple acres of our family land while surveying an adjoining property.

Even though the surveyor of the adjoining property would not respond to Ed's inquiries, Ed was able to negotiate with our neighbors to establish the boundary line in the correct location. Ed made a complicated process seem easy for me and my family and we would gladly recommend him to anyone.

Tim Maxey
Campbell County

I recently bought a house in Bedford County, and was lucky enough to get Ed to come out and accurately mark my lot as well as going above and beyond to locate and mark my septic system. This included pulling additional documents and extra legwork on his behalf, and Ed didn't miss a beat.

Ed was professional, scheduled me in under a week, his marking was extremely thorough and ultimately very informative (for instance, I learned I have a neighbors' fence on my property!) I also found his fee to be reasonable- especially with consideration to the quality of his work.

Ultimately, I would highly recommend Ed and Accupoint Surveying & Design to anyone with land surveying needs in the Central Virginia region!

Robert Henning
Forest VA