Drain Field Repair Fort Myers

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Contact Crews Environmental for all of your septic needs, including 24-hour emergency service. If you are experiencing a septic backup or other septic emergency, call 239.332.1986. You can also use the contact form for non-emergency inquiries


Crews Environmental

Drain Field Repair Fort Myers

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Is your Drain Field causing you problems?  

Is it constantly saturated with wastewater because of faulty clogs or leaky pipes?  A bacterial mat can form along the trench walls when excess water accumulates in the drain field, causing water to sit longer in the drain line.  An urgent solution is needed to rectify this issue and salvage the drain field. 

Septic drain fields can, however, experience other problems as well. With over 40 years of experience in septic systems and drain fields, Crews Environmental is the leading service for Drain Field Repair in Fort Myers and beyond. Septic drain field repairs are our specialty! We have successfully repaired, installed, and replaced hundreds of septic tanks to ensure they operate as efficiently as possible. If you have a pressing issue, contact us!

Why choose us for Drain Restoration in Fort Myers?

Whether you have a septic problem or believe your septic drain field needs to be repaired or replaced, our septic professionals will inspect your system carefully and thoroughly to determine the best course of action.

We aim to correct the problem before a serious septic issue, or backup occurs. Also, we understand that any septic system issue can be stressful and scary, so we strive to provide friendly, courteous, prompt service to reduce stress on you, your family, or your business. Keeping your budget in mind is always our top priority when we complete a project from start to finish. Choosing us means you’re partnering with the best!

Drain Field Variations

Drain fields come in many design variations. There are many factors to consider when designing a drain field, including the lot’s size, topographical features, water table depth, soil types, and conditions. There are no minimum size requirements for drain fields, but most states and municipalities have minimum requirements that must be adhered to.

  • Gravity Drainfields
  • Aerobic Treatment Unit (ATU) & Aeration Systems
  • Pressure Distribution Drainfields
  • Drywell (or Seepage Pit)
  • Cesspool (or Cesspit)
  • Mound Systems
  • Holding Tank

How to Contact Crews Environmental?

Crews Environmental can help you repair drain fields without the mess or stress. We have decades of experience inspecting drain fields and septic systems to get to the root cause of the problem and find the most appropriate solution. For a free quote, please give us a call.

Frequently Asked Questions of Drain Field Repair in Fort Myers

Drain fields are very simple to arrange. Septic tanks are usually connected to drain fields by downward-sloping pipes with holes cut in them. It is common for pipes to be made from porous materials such as gravel and buried underground. This arrangement prevents animals from ingesting wastewater and runoff from occurring.

Aerobic bacteria in the soil are essential for treating soil contamination. The soil contains pores that hold air. As a result of compaction, soil porosity will be reduced, thus reducing air availability.

To avoid the same:

  • A drain field should not be used for parking, driving, or operating farm machinery.
  • Over the drain field, do not build dog kennels or other animal confinement facilities.
  • A drain field should not be built over by building patios, decks, driveways, garages, etc.

Drainage fields for septic tanks vary in cost depending on their size and type. An average septic tank costs 2,800 liters to supply and install. The cost of supplying and installing a larger septic tank (4,800 liters) can be a little higher.

It is better to plant shallow-rooted plants over the drainage area to remove excess moisture and nutrients. As well as preventing soil erosion, these plants provide oxygen to the soil. The most common choice is turf grass, but many other herbaceous perennials, annuals, and groundcovers can also be safely planted.