Septic questions, don't want to be screwed

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Old 10-01-18, 02:55 PM
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Septic questions, don't want to be screwed

I've been living in south/central PA for 5 years. The home I bought was built in 1990. I last pumped the septic tank 2 years ago. Right next to my drain field seems to be a couple of construction debris trenches that started collapsing about 3 years ago. Since the heavy rains we've had this summer we've noticed water pooling around the trench closest to the tank/drain field. Now that it has been dry, we noticed effluent bubbling up around the trench. Now, I know this is not normal. What can I expect the septic people to say? Also, what can I ask to make sure someone isn't going to come by and recommend they replace my entire system? I want to be able to be confident that I am making an informed decision and not jumping at the first thing people tell me.

The first septic person that showed up, recommended filling in the trenches and that my septic system is fine, and that the effluent is just leaking by. Again, I just want to make sure this is the right path. Thanks!
 
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Old 10-01-18, 03:05 PM
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Is the construction debris left over from the 1990 construction of your home ?

Is it located on your property ?
 
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Old 10-02-18, 04:41 PM
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It is on my property. I haven't dug to see what is in there, it is a sinkhole.
 
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