Drain Field Repairs & Restoration

Is your septic drain field failing? Don’t replace it, restore it!
Drain fields allow filtered water that has been sorted from waste liquids and solids in a septic tank to travel through leach lines and seep into surrounding ground material, such as sand or stone, then seep down into the soil. If your septic tank is full of solids entering the drain field from lack of maintenance, crushed or deteriorated lines or root infiltration, the water from your septic tank won’t be able to drain through the leach lines and will cause a backup and reduce the lifetime of your septic system.

There are an estimated 1.6 million drain fields in Michigan and approximately 1 out of every 6 has failed or is failing. Replacing a drain field is very costly, but through our partnership with Michigan Drainfield, we’re able to offer a reliable drain field restoration process that has saved homeowners and business owners across Michigan thousands of dollars.

Why Choose Rapid Flush for Drain Field Repairs & Restoration?

Our drain field experts have more than 70 years of experience repairing or replacing damaged septic systems. After our work is done, your drain field and septic system will be up to code and flowing smoothly.

Through our drain field restoration process with Michigan Drainfield, we’ll work with the existing septic system you have and restore it. Through our unique and patented Restore process, we are able to restore the functionality and extend the life of your existing system. If we discover that restoration is possible, we can replace your existing system quickly.

What to Expect When Getting Your Drain Field Repaired or Restored?

Restoring your drain field takes only a day or two to complete. If your circumstance is a good fit, we will always encourage restoring over replacing your drain field because it is a fraction of the cost, is less invasive, and causes less damage to the surrounding soil and landscaping. The process of restoring your drain field will lead to immediate and long-lasting results.
If our restoration efforts don’t solve your drain field problems, we will apply 100% of the money you spent on restoration towards one of our replacement designs and installation.

How to Maintain Your Drain Field

To keep your drain field healthy and working properly, schedule routine septic tank pumping. This will save you money and help you avoid expensive repairs in the future. Adding biological enhancements such as SRS or SRL is another way to keep your system operational, especially if you deposit bleach, antibacterial household cleaners or are taking antibiotics, chemotherapy, or are using other medicines that negatively impact the bacterial health of biology in your septic tank.

Another important tip to extend the life of your drain field is to avoid activities that can pack down soil which can damage your septic tank and drain field. To prevent this from happening, do not drive or park vehicles or equipment over your septic system and drain field. Do not install cement slabs, decks, sheds, pools, or fire pits over your septic system and drain field. Additionally, do not place structure over the drain field, plumb or empty perimeter or footing tile sump pumps into your septic system, and do not allow animals to graze in the vicinity of your septic tank or drain field.

FAQs about Drain Field Repairs & Restoration

A leach field is another term for drain fields. Drain fields filter water from septic tanks through leach lines to deposit the water into the surrounding soil.
If your septic system cannot properly filter waste liquids, solids can enter the leach pipes, and cause blockages and damage. This can lead to backups and water surfacing around the top of a drain field. This is usually evidenced by rapid vegetation growth over the drain field, excess or pooling water over the drain field, and/or odors or smells around the drain field.
The material surrounding your drain field varies by the area you live in and determines what system you have and how much it will cost to replace it. These costs can also vary by type of system as determined by local health department requirements.
The time it takes for a drain field to dry out depends on several factors including the saturation, location, season, if the drain field is overloaded, not leading, or has a high water table. Our team of experts will provide the appropriate remediation process based on these conditions.

Schedule a Drain Field Appointment

Let us restore your septic drain field and save you money. Schedule a drain field repair or restoration with our drain field experts today.