Why is there boggy ground near my septic tank?

boggy ground near a septic tank

With the weather warming up and the days getting longer, we’re all spending more time in our gardens. The last thing you want when you’re enjoying the great British weather is boggy ground near a septic tank: kind of ruins the mood, don’t you think? If you have noticed boggy ground near your septic tank, don’t worry. We’re here to help with our solution to this common septic tank problem.

Why is the ground boggy near my septic tank?

First things first, why would the ground go boggy near a sewage treatment system? Sadly, boggy ground is a common sign of a problem with your septic tank or soakaway.

Typically, a septic tank or sewage treatment system is also fitted with a soakaway which drains the clean water away safely. However, when this fails the septic tank or soakaway can back up; it is this that causes the ground to become damp or boggy. This septic tank problem can be caused for a number of reasons, including:

  • Your septic tank needs emptying
  • There is a blockage in one of the pipes
  • Tree root damage
  • Damage caused by vehicles parked on top of the septic system
  • Change in ground conditions near the drainage system
  • Age or general wear and tear

What to do if I notice boggy ground near my soakaway or septic system?

As with any septic tank problem, the first thing you should do when you notice boggy ground near your soakaway is contact a drainage expert, as the sooner we can investigate a problem, the likelihood is it will be less costly and easier to repair.

Following your initial enquiry we will conduct a site visit, usually using our CCTV equipment to conduct a survey of your drainage system. This allows us to get to the root of the problem and therefore advise on the best possible solution.

How do you resolve boggy ground near a soakaway?

Our solution to boggy ground near a soakaway or sewage treatment system will differ from case to case, hence why our CCTV drain surveys are so critical to our work. However, speaking in general terms, repairs can vary from simply emptying your septic tank, high pressure jetting to remove drain blockages or full soakaway or septic tank replacements.

If you are concerned over boggy ground near your soakaway or septic tank, please contact our team. We will be more than happy to conduct a no obligation site investigation along with any necessary repairs to resolve your drainage problem so you can get back to enjoying your garden free from boggy ground!

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