Septic Tank Problem in Cambridgeshire

Building Contractors identified septic tank problems at this property in Cambridgeshire during renovation works. The building contractors recommended the homeowner contact Mantair regarding the septic tank problems.

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From our site investigations it was evident that the septic tank problems were being caused due to the soakaway connected to the tank failing. As a result of the soakaway failure the septic tank was flooding, causing the foul drainage from the property to surcharge. The septic tank cover slab also had high levels of sulphate corrosion.

On viewing the Ordnance Survey Geological Map for this area of Cambridgeshire it was evident that the sub-strata was permeable. In view of this and the access restrictions at the property, Mantair engineers recommended upgrading the existing septic tank with a Mantair conversion unit and the construction of a new ‘high level’ soakaway / drainage field. It was also agreed that a new concrete cover slab should be constructed to make the septic tank structurally sound. It was necessary for Mantair engineers to carry out Percolation Tests to determine the porosity of the sub-strata and to obtain the size of soakaway / drainage field required.

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Stage 1 – Removal of of the septic tank concrete cover slab and installation of the Mantair conversion unit.

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Stage 2 – Construction of the new high level soakaway / drainage field.

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Stage 3 – Construction of the new septic tank top and associated ancillary works.

One of the key benefits with installing a Mantair septic tank conversion unit is that it fits within the existing tank removing the need for a new tank to be installed.

Mantair provides a comprehensive septic tank and sewage treatment plant service throughout Cambridgeshire and other surrouding. This includes free site inspections, guidance and advice on the most suitable system for the client’s requirements, complete installation, commissioning and full after sales care.

Did you know that the cost to resolve your septic tank problems may be covered by your existing buildings insurance policy?

Mantair works in partnership with UKDP, to offer a unique insurance claims management service throughout Cambridgeshire. Providing expertise in managing insurance claims for the costs of repairing or replacing damaged drainage systems, we work on behalf of property owners across Cambridgeshire, helping them to save thousands of pounds in resolving their septic tank problems.  Read more

Call our team today to find out more about how we can help solve your septic tank problems.  01255 476467.

 

Septic Tank Installation in Essex

We were approached by a homeowner looking for advice regarding a new septic tank installation in Essex. For septic tank installations Mantair provides a complete design, installation and commissioning service throughout Essex and surrounding County’s.

Case Study – Southend on Sea, Essex.

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The client approached Mantair to discuss the options for replacing a failed septic tank which was serving multiple properties.  It was the clients wishes to have their own independent septic tank.

Site Investigations

Mantair engineers attended site to conduct a detailed survey of the existing drainage arrangements and carry out percolation tests to determine if the sub-strata was suitable for a septic tank soakaway system.

The results of the site survey showed that a septic tank installation would provide an effective means of waste water disposal, and provided the information required to determine the size of soakaway necessary.

Septic Tank Specification

Mantair engineers recommended the installation of a 2800 litre Klargester Alpha septic tank. The Klargester septic tank is made from composite GRP and is performance tested to EN-12566-1 requirements.

Septic Tank Operation

Sewage enters the septic tank into a settlement chamber, allowing solid waste (sludge) to sink and liquid to rise to the surface. This surface liquid makes contact with oxygen and the organic matter starts to breakdown biologically.

This liquid still contains sewage but in small enough particles to be carried through the discharge outlet and into the receiving soakaway.

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Septic Tank Installation

Scope of the works included:

  • Exposing the existing foul drainage pipe work and installation of new drainage to the location of the new septic tank system;
  • Excavation of suitably sized hole in preparation for the installation of the septic tank;
  • Installation of the septic tank, including for a concrete surround;
  • Installing a new discharge drain from the septic tank to the existing soakaway system;
  • Removal from site of all surplus excavated areas;
  • Backfilling all excavations and leaving the area neat and tidy.

On completion of the ancillary works Mantair engineers commissioned the septic tank system and removed all machinery from site, leaving the garden in a neat and tidy manner.

Stringent regulations govern the installation of septic tanks and there are several reasons why a septic tank may not be allowed for installation. Should a septic tank installation not be suitable for your property then a Mantair engineer would guide you through the alternative “off mains” drainage solutions available.

For all septic tank problems and requirements in Essex, whether it’s a septic tank flooding and backing up or causing pollution in ditches, call East Anglia’s leading experts in septic tank installation and repairs on 01255 476467, or fill out the form below.

 

Septic Tank Problem in Suffolk Solved!

After years of putting up with septic tank problems the owners of a property at Halesworth in Suffolk, decided enough was enough!  They were advised to contact Mantair by their tanker company to resolve the septic tank problems.

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From our initial telephone discussions, it was evident that a site visit was required to ascertain the reasons for the septic tank problems.  On inspection, it was found that the septic tank was completely surcharged due to the soakaway failing.  On emptying of the septic tank it became apparent that the internal baffle within the tank had become dislodged, thus preventing proper separation to take place within the tank.  As a result, solids and fat had passed into the soakaway field causing it to fail.

With the tank no longer able to function as a septic tank it was decided to ‘convert’ the existing tank with a Mantair septic tank conversion unit, thus converting the tank into a small sewage treatment plant.  With no watercourse being available for the disposal of the treated effluent and this area of Suffolk being on a permeable sub~strata, Mantair engineers recommended the construction of a new ‘high level’ soakaway / irrigation field.  As with all soakaway / irrigation systems, it was necessary for Mantair engineers to carry out Percolation Tests to determine the porosity of the sub-strata and to obtain the size of soakaway / irrigation field required.

Installation

Stage 1 – Removal of the collapsed baffle;

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Stage 2 – Installation of the Mantair septic tank conversion unit;

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Stage 3 – Excavation of trenching for the ‘airlift’ discharge pipe from the Mantair unit to the new soakaway location;
Stage 4 – Construction of the new soakaway

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Stage 5 – Backfilling all excavations and leaving the garden in a neat and tidy manner

One of the key benefits of installing a Mantair septic tank conversion unit is that it fits within the existing tank removing the need for a new tank to be installed.

Apart from the financial savings of installing a Mantair conversion unit when compared to the installation of a packaged sewage treatment plant, the disturbance to the garden at this Suffolk property was kept to a minimum.

Mantair provides a comprehensive septic tank and sewage treatment plant service throughout Suffolk and other Counties. This includes free site inspections, guidance and advice on the most suitable system for the client’s requirements, complete installation, commissioning and full after sales care.

Did you know that the cost to resolve your septic tank problems may be covered by your existing buildings insurance policy?

Mantair works in partnership with UKDP, to offer a unique insurance claims management service throughout Suffolk. Providing expertise in managing insurance claims for the costs of repairing or replacing damaged drainage systems, we work on behalf of property owners across Suffolk, helping them to save thousands of pounds in resolving their septic tank problems.  Read more

Call our team today to find out more about how we can help solve your septic tank problems.  01255 476467.