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tvoets

06:52AM | 03/09/03
Member Since: 03/07/03
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Bvplumbing
I'm buying a 2 bedroom house that was built 1949. we will be adding another bedroom in the future. We need to do inspections for closing. It has a septic system. Do we need to get it tested by an engineer to be sure the septic can be expanded if need be or should we just have the minimum required tests done and do the rest later? I am told by some that all septics can be expanded and others that I better pay an engineer to be sure. what do you suggest?

bobp

01:04PM | 03/09/03
Member Since: 01/13/03
50 lifetime posts
In some states, any alterations, replacements of septics must be engineered. I would go ahead and have an engineer do a plan.

Bob

rpxlpx

08:56AM | 03/10/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Don't be surprised if you find that the old system does not meet current standards and that any changes will require the whole thing to be upgraded. Could be expensive. I would get a lot of information first and start spending money second.
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