Leach Field Repair Services

Choose Shankster Bros. for Your Drain Field Repair Services

Is your septic system failing? Do you have a soggy, spongy yard? Is gross, black, and smelly water coming up in your yard? No need to worry because Shankster Bros. has the solutions you need for quality septic drain field repair. Our rehabilitation techniques are ones you can count on to save your field. Call us today for a more economical alternative solution to a complete leach field repair!

About Our Leach Field Cleaning

A leaching bed is a vital aspect of wastewater treatment and if it is not functioning correctly, the entire field can be affected. One of the leading causes of septic system failure is accumulated sludge in the leach field drainpipes.  When this happens, you will need quality septic drain field cleaning to restore the field.

Simeon ShanksterAuthor: Simeon Shankster
Updated on 2/19/2024

Through years of designing, installing, troubleshooting, and repairing septic systems, Shankster Bros. has become one of the most trusted experts in the septic system industry in northern Indiana. With this experience, along with continued education on the study of leach fields and the science behind what makes them work or malfunction, our professional installers began to observe and identify some alternative solutions to many of the leach field problems we see.

Few things are as disturbing, or as costly, as having your entire lawn destroyed by the process of having a failed leach field removed and a new one installed. However, with Shankster Bros., we make the leach field repair process easy and affordable.

The Shankster Bros. Septic Drain Field Cleaning Process

We have identified and tested an alternative technique that rehabilitates the existing leach field rather than opting for removal and replacement, which is very costly. This technique is far less disruptive to your lawn and much less costly. It is not the answer to every failed leach field, but our staff can help you determine whether this option may be right for you.

Here is a description of our leach field rehabilitation technique in the words of one of our field technicians:

“We dig up the distribution box and water jet the lines, pull the sludge back into the distribution box, and vacuum it out with a septic truck. We then seed the leach lines with bacteria which goes to work on the sludge in the gravel around the pipes. We have a 95% success rate on our rehabs.”

Why Would a Drain Field Repair and Rehabilitation Not Work for You?

A few ways to know if a leach field rehab won’t work include:

  • If your entire yard is wet, you may have a drainage issue other than a sludge issue. A rehab is not what you need.
  • If you have a chamber system instead of a stone and pipe system, rehab most likely won’t help.
  • If your water usage is higher than your system can handle, a rehab can’t overcome that.

Looking for Septic Drain Field Repair in Your Area?

If you are in need of a septic team, Shankster Bros. serves the following cities across Indiana:

No matter where in Indiana you are located, we pride ourselves on the excellent customer service we give to our customers, so we look forward to assisting you. Contact us today to learn more!

Leach Field Repair FAQs – What You Need to Know

Before choosing us for our Indiana drain field repair services, here are answers to some of our most commonly asked questions so you can gain a better understanding of how we can best assist you.

Besides accumulated sludge, what other factors could require the need for a drain field repair?

Though excess waste that has accumulated over time is the leading cause of leach field repairs, several factors can also contribute to drain field damage. Some of the other causes can include the following:

  • Old age
  • An overflowing septic tank
  • Defective pipes from tree roots
  • Improper maintenance
  • Poor soil conditions in the field

How long do septic drain field repairs usually take?

The time it takes for a leach field cleaning and repair can depend on the size of the drain field, as well as the severity of the damage. So, repairs that require less maintenance may take a few hours to complete, while larger repairs may take up to a day or two to finish.

No matter the duration of your drain field repair, we want to work with you to provide the best results that satisfy your project needs. To get an estimate of the extent of your repair work, please contact our team directly!

Can I put plants on top of my leach field?

Yes, it’s possible to plant grasses and plants with shallow roots on top of your septic drain field. We recommend these types of plants as opposed to larger plants because sizeable, deeper-rooted plants can lead to cracks in leach field pipes, which can then require drain field repair.

How do I prevent leach field cleanings and repairs in the near future?

To avoid major septic drain field repairs and extend the lifespan of your Indiana leach field, here are some of the things to keep in mind going forward:

  • Practice regular septic tank pumping
  • Prevent solids from building in your pipes
  • Limit plants on top of your leach field if possible
  • Avoid driving vehicles over your drain field
  • Cut down on water use inside the home

How often should my drain field be replaced?

With proper maintenance and upkeep, the lifespan of your leach field can last for a very long time. That means with routine maintenance and further preventative measures, your drain field can last anywhere between 20 and 25 years before needing to be replaced.

Contact Shankster Bros. for Leach Drain Repair Services and More!

Our extensive expertise and knowledge are aspects you can rely on. Reach out to Shankster Bros. today to learn whether leach field rehab is the solution you’re looking for!

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