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 without disturbing the turf.
Terralift is a patented system that represents a technological breakthrough 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 property.
A Bargain for You
The alternative to Terrlift is the installation of a new leach field, which is expensive and time consuming. Since heavy equipment is used, work cannot be done until the area above the septic system is dry. Then the area has to be dug up, a new system installed and the soil and landscaping replaced, an operation that takes a number of days and costs many thousands of dollars. Terralift, on the other hand, is light enough to be driven onto the beach 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 as the operation is complete. It will not disturb your lawn. And it can save you thousands of dollars.
Terralift uses a long, narrow probe and an integral pneumatic hammer to penetrate the soil to depths of three to six feet depending upon the depth of your leach field. It then forces air into 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 soil 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 passages for the percolation of liquids away from the trenches.
Because air tends to follow the path of least resistance, both the air and the pellets will move horizontally and vertically upward through the soil. The pellets keep air and water passages open to ensure proper leaching and transpiration on a long term basis. The operation is repeated every four feet (depending on soil conditions) around each of the leach field trenches.