Another Chance Septic
"Main drain to septic tank replaced. We (family and friends) did the digging, and Paul replaced the line with new heavy duty PVC (or building code material- it may have had another name?). I asked for a clean-out to be installed on outside of house, and he built that into the installation as well. Paul saved me 600$, by allowing us to do the digging. Paul was timely, understanding, and empathetic toward our situation of having no functional drainage system from the house. He recognized our serious situation, and worked around my work schedule, to be there when I was available . He accurately diagnosed my problem, amazingly, using some old-school tactics, that seemed fundamental to him. I was impressed with his knowledge of his trade, and the logic behind all of his answers. (I like to know stuff). It was not necessary for him to use his high tech cameras to diagnose my problem, even though that's what I originally called him for. He did not try to run the price up, by quoting a job -price, that involved unnecessary steps (like the camera). He used the simplest and cheapest methods, that were appropriated clean for the price he quoted me, while not skimping on the quality of the job that was needed. He actually came in about 29$ under his quote, due to unneeded materials' costs. Finally, Paul was very clean, and hygienically-mindful of the germ-fest nature of the septic business. He advised us on methods to deal with our "stop-up" tragedy, and we managed better than I thought we would. Doing the digging ourselves, it took us one full day ( the total hours we put into it all together) to dig the trench, with about 2-3 people digging at a time. It may have gone faster , but the soil is a lot of hard clay out here. And then took less than 2 hrs on the 2nd and final Day, just Paul and I completing the installation. There was also the initial day when he came to diagnosed my problem, but I am not including that, because it wasn't part of " my doing the labor" days. I would recommend Paul to anyone, especially if you don't mind doing your own digging. It was a lot of work, but we just had to do it to save the $. Excellent at his craft ! Oh yeah, if you're gonna dig this much, buy a really good steel shovel"