An inspection of your sewage disposal system can alert you to problems before you experience a septic system failure and may help you avoid costly repairs or replacement. Regular maintenance and checking the condition of your septic tank and other components of the system can prevent sewage back-up and leach field failure. For more information on septic system maintenance best practices, click here. The MA DEP and local Boards of Health require that regularly scheduled maintenance be conducted for all I/A wastewater treatment systems for as long as the systems are in use to maintain efficient system performance.
If you are experiencing problems with stormwater runoff on your property, site conditions should be evaluated for the cause. In some cases, minor grade changes can be made to redirect stormwater flow and alleviate a flood issue. Pavement and drainage assessments can determine where there is degradation of the pavement or of the actual drainage structure. Recommendations can then be made to properly repair roadways and parking lots.
If your property is located within a flood zone on the new flood maps, you may be able to reduce your flood insurance premium by getting an Elevation Certificate and making certain improvements.
For coastal properties, shorefront protection is a priority. It is critically important to know the soundness of any coastal structure or the shorefront conditions that protect your home or business from flood damage. Additionally, piers, stairs, and boathouses should be inspected annually and repaired promptly. Residential and commercial property owners alike should be knowledgeable about permitting requirements before making renovations or repairs. An evaluation of a home or business located on the water should address the status of environmental and other regulatory permitting requirements.