Little Input

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by White Gardens, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 581

    Hey we had a client that had an old car buried as part of the historic septic system--when that came out he got a new tank, pump station, enormous mound system, and a big fat bill
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,623

    most sewer lines going to septic tanks are at least 2' deep. With the drain field pipes being 30". But for an old system - its hard to say how deep it is.

    carefully remove the concrete. And only excavate deep enough for the paver base installation. keep heavy equipment weight away from the pipe area, etc.

  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Like stated before, the sidewalk and center depressed area will come out easy, it's just the outer sections the pillars/post are on that I'm worried about. That's why I'm thinking a fascia on those sections.

    The first ledge we did, the pillar/posts went down about 3'. The left side is where I think the pipe/tile runs.

    Now, looking at the pic of the ledge. I can't remember if something was parked in the grass and that's what turned it brown, or if that's potentially a drain-field area.


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