When you found out about your son’s engagement, you knew that you had to give him the best gift that a parent could ever give a son—a house of his own. With the new house you were working on, you were sure that your son would be able to start his married and family life much easier. You did all that you could to make his life comfortable because you didn’t want him to experience the hardships that you had before. But even if you were preparing a house for him, you wanted him to get involved in the construction and design. An effective head of the family should be able to know the details of his house after all. The property demanded a sand mound for the septic system. But how long do sand mounds last?
This was a very important question that you should consider in buying the new sand mound system for your son’s house. For this, you needed the help of your septic expert. Your son was the best in looking for reliable manufacturers in construction. With his help, you were always able to get the best deals and the best purchases in all your recent projects. When your son and septic expert arrived at the site, they both shared their knowledge about the matter.
A sand mound, also known as a raised mound system is a type of septic system that is raised or elevated because of the high water table. This is why it is much more sensitive that the conventional septic system. The sand mound is very much exposed to the elements such as rain and snow. Before the cold weather starts, the construction fabric should be checked so that it would be able to maintain the heat inside the sand mound produced by the constant metabolism of the bacteria. This exposure is the main reason why the sand mound system should be durable.
How long do sand mounds last? Like the conventional septic system, there are common materials used in making sand mound systems—concrete, steel, and polymer. Concrete is known to last a year to forty years. The length of a concrete sand mound’s service depends on the maintenance, usage, quality of concrete, and the way it was mixed. As you know, the wastewater has substances like acids and salts that deteriorate the concrete material easily. It is a porous material so it readily absorbs the rainwater and chemicals it comes in contact with. Steel sand mounds are vulnerable to corrosion because it is metal. It rusts heavily especially when it has already reached it maximum lifespan of 15-20 years. It will still hold but when it is crushed by a heavy structure or vehicle, it will give out. You have to inspect the steel sand mound regularly to prevent surprise collapses. The latest material for sand mound manufacturing is polymer. This promises to last for decades, too, as long as the physical components are kept intact.
You have had real estate agents before that wanted to have a property they bought renovated or remodeled. These properties all had sand mound systems already installed. You advised the potential buyers to have a full-service septic professional to perform a thorough septic inspection. This would definitely let the buyer know of any damages, the actual size, the age, any replacements, and any repairs that are needed before the purchase is made. This way, the amount spent would be factored with the total price of the property and everything would run smoothly.
Your son and septic expert did well in their tasks. All that your son had to do was find the perfect manufacturer to provide the perfect type of sand mound for the set budget and ask the sales person how long do sand mounds last? The real lifespan of a sand mound system depends on the maintenance and care given to it. This will definitely assure your son of a fully functional household for decades to come.