Failed septic drain field, replacing?
We purchased a house with a known failed drain field, we were told it has to be replaced.
We had someone out who told us that if we have our septic pumped once a year it will buy us time.
So the past month we noticed this black tar like stuff on the soil above the drain field, a very small amount, we called the guys out to pump out our tank and we showed him the tarry stuff, he said as long as it doesnt back up into your house leave it.
So the black tar stuff is gone, must have dried up i dont know, and today we noticed a smell from the drain field, it smelled like cheese...is that bad?
Nothing has backed up in to the house yet and all our kitchen/bath drains work like normal.
So my question is, it seems in time we will have to have it replaced like we were told, can they use the same spot?
When we had a perc test done it failed.
Can they just replace the soil and pipes and use the existing location?