Do you need to install a septic system? If so, you need to perform a soil test in order to comply with environmental protection regulations. The Regulation respecting waste water disposal systems for isolated dwellings (Q-2, r.22) has been in effect since 2005 thanks in part to efforts by Géostar (see Our laboratory). Soil tests are a requirement under this regulation.
Conducting a soil test
Our on-site soil test requires approximately an hour. We measure the distance between your future septic system and:
- Your house;
- The well;
- Your neighbours’ wells;
- The river, lake or wetland;
- The trees, embankments, pipes, and drains;
- The end of your property.
For the purposes of the soil test, two trenches roughly 6 feet large and 4 feet deep are dug using an excavator, thereby allowing our team to identify the various layers of soil on your property.
When this information has been collected, we can advise you regarding the most suitable septic system.
Before leaving the site, the team must collect all necessary information to ensure that your project is in compliance with Regulation Q-2, r-22. A detailed plan of the future septic system is prepared, and this report is submitted to the municipality in order to obtain the required installation permit.
Rapid and effective soil-testing services
Following your call, we can perform a soil test rapidly in accordance with your needs. In more urgent cases, we can deliver soil test results in 72 hours.
Are you considering installing a septic system? Contact us and ask for a soil test: 1 888 533-9996 or firstname.lastname@example.org.