What is Terralift?
This is an innovative system created in the late 90’s and especially used by people with septic tank problems that result from soil compression around drains or septic tanks. Heavier clay soil; and it is ideal for those who have lawns and landscapes that they do not want to miss.
Your septic system no longer works properly. Smelly water seeps up on to the lawn above your leach field when you have company, or do the weekly wash. sewage might even be backing up in your house. The leach field for your septic tank is exhausted, and badly needs to be repaired or rejuvenated.
Terralift can provide a solution that is fast, effective and relatively inexpensive. In a few hours, years of life can be added to your septic system, with out disturbing your lawn. Terralift is a patented system that represents a technological break through in soil restoration. It solves a number of problems with your septic system- including compaction, saturation and improper drainage almost immediately. It does not use chemicals, and will not pollute your system.
A Bargain for You
The alternative to Terralift is the installation of a new leach field which is expensive and tie consuming. Since heavy equipment is used, work can not be done until the area above the septic system is dry. Then the area has to be dug up, a new system installed, an the soil and landscaping replaced – an operation taking a number of days and costing many thousands of dollars. Terralift, on the other hand, is light enough to be driven on to the leach field and used immediately – even if the system is overflowing, and covered with water. It takes just one day. And you will be able to use your plumbing almost as soon the operation is complete. It will not disturb your lawn. And it can save you thousands of dollars.
Here is How it Works
Terralift uses a long, narrow probe and an integral pneumatic hammer to penetrate soil to depths of three to six feet – depending on the depth of your leach field. It the forces air in to the soil at a controllable rate using a special high – pressure compressor creating a network of fissures and cracks which breaks up the biomat that has formed on the walls of the trenches, and loosens compacted soils in the leach field as shown above.
Terralift adds a new dimension to the process by using a second tank and parallel system that simultaneously allows the injection of air and polystyrene beads into the fissures and cracks that have been opened by the compressed air. This maintains the passage for the percolation of liquids away from the trenches.
Because air tends to follow the path of least resistance, both air and the pellets will move horizontally and vertically upward through the soil.
The pellets keep the air and water passages open to ensure proper leaching and transpiration on a long term basis. The operation is repeated every three to four feet(depending on soil conditions) around of each of the leach fields trenches as indicated in the diagram above.