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Weight of stone on septic?

Posted by nicky_2006 (My Page) on
Wed, May 12, 10 at 17:23

Would love to use the grass area near the house and deck to install a stone patio but the septic tank is in that area. Thought to do randomly placed field stone with ground cover;mosses,thymes,etc in between. So access to tank clean out would mean just lifting one stone. Tank is about 16 to 18 inches below ground level. If a pallet of stone weights about a ton, and covers a 10x10 foot area or 100 square feet, is that too much weight over a septic tank and lines to surrounding fields? ? Forgot what a basic septic tank measures,say 6 or 8 feet square...maybe bigger. That would be almost a ton of weight, is that ok? Or is that trouble down the line? Thanks for any ideas

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RE: Weight of stone on septic?

The tank is not as much of a problem as the drain field.

Just remember that if you cover the access into the tank you will be pulling up stones to pump the tank.

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