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I thought I had posted this before but I can't find it. We want to move our sidewalk out a few feet. It will be near the septic lines but not on top of them. Any problem?
 
Posts: 460 | Registered: Apr 05, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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By septic lines do you mean the line from the house to the tank or the leaching field lines?


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Posts: 6943 | Location: Cary, North Carolina | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm not sure why I posted in this section (instead of the outside thread). The leaching field lines. The 3 lines that feed out into the yard. How long are they anyway? This would be around 15-16 feet from the connection of the lines to the septic tank.
 
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Here are a few links that might help. The first doesn't specifically mention sidewalks but structures were 5 feet.

http://inspectapedia.com/septi...tic_Distances.htm#H1

This is from Mendocino County CA and lists the distance to patios, driveways and the like at 8' on page 8 of the PDF in the link. http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/...andUse_Form42.28.pdf

You'll probably want to check with your local codes office for their requirements.


General Disclaimer

Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.

My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.

 
Posts: 6943 | Location: Cary, North Carolina | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If you have no codes just think about the purpose of the drain field. It is to filter the liquid through the soil to purify it. You do not want to compact the soil, by excessive walking on it for example, so the water cannot run through. Also you do not want to saturate the soil by having excessive water run-off from hard surfaces. That is why the reason the set back allowances.

I would say that if you do not know where the lines run or end, you should not move the sidewalk. If you do know the location and you are sure the walk does not run over any of the field then it will depend upon the lay of the land and how wide the walk it.
 
Posts: 7027 | Location: North MN & Northern AR | Registered: Oct 01, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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