After you have obtained your building permit and the foundation has been installed you are ready to begin the Construction Management phase of your septic project. At this juncture you will hire a County licensed Master Installer. We recommend obtaining at least three bids, please see our referral page for a preferred provider list.
When you have selected your Master Installer they will contact us for a “Stub-out Release”. We will then provide you with a list of items we will need from you in order to notify the County Health Department that your site complies with the approved design and request they release the installation permit to your Master Installer. In King County these items include a Notice of Maintenance Requirements to be recorded on the title of your property, an executed agreement with a Licensed Maintainer for the required ongoing inspections and any site specific documentation (i.e. individual well documentation.) Our Construction Management fee is also due at this time. We cannot proceed prior to receiving ALL requested items.
Upon receipt of the requested items Dave will make a site visit to verify that all conditions of the design approval have been met and the site has not been disturbed. We then notify the County Health Department and your Master Installer to process the installation permit. With the permit in hand, your Master Installer can begin construction of your septic system.
Once installed (but not buried) the Master Installer will request we schedule a Pressure Test. This is the on-site meeting between Dave, the Master Installer and County reviewing Sanitarian to test the system to determine it functions as designed. If this test is successful your Master Installer will be authorized to bury (backfill) the system and we will prepare and submit the As-built package for final review and approval by the County Health Department.
You will need an approved As-built to obtain final occupancy from the Building Department.