And away go your troubles down the drain!

On Friday we got as far as the Septic Tank.  What happens next?  What happens inside that tank?

Today’s picture or drawing is fairly easy to see and follow.  As we all know there are many different and unique designs available for septic systems, some of which have been used for a very long time and others are new more technologically advanced systems.  The important thing to remember for today is that virtually all of the systems start with a relatively common septic tank.

Are there other types of foundation walls?

Yesterday we looked at Poured Reinforced Concrete foundation walls where forms are set then filled with concrete to create a basement wall.  Remember, everything sits on top of Footings that are always below the frost level.  Occasionally you will hear people talk about “Frost Walls” and wonder what they are.   A Frost Wall is typically only 4’ tall creating a crawl space, not a full usable basement.  Frost walls’ footings are just barely below the freezing point so they work just fine.