Construction Standards for Septic Compliance
If you are planning to remodel your house and a Bedroom Addition is in the plan you may need more than a remodeling contractor to get the job done Adding an additional bedroom can have an impact on your Septic System. Ham Lake, MN building code says that a Septic Compliance Inspection is needed any time you add a bedroom to the structure. Your inspector must be Licensed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The inspection will determine whether a Septic System Upgrade is needed to comply with minimum construction standards. CSI Custom Septic, Inc. can provide you with a Professional Septic Compliance Inspection and Increase Capacity of Your Septic System if required.
How Adding Bedroom May Increase Septic System
The size and capacity of a Subsurface Sewage Treatment System (SSTS) or Septic System, is in part determined by the number of bedrooms in the home. Occupants of each bedroom are expected to generate approximate 150 gallons of wastewater every day. Although you may want to Add Another Bedroom without adding an additional member to your family, a future home buyer may have a larger family that uses more water. This is why Septic Codes are written to make sure that the Existing Septic System can handle an increase in waste water and sewer solids.
Septic Compliance Inspection
A Septic Compliance Inspection is required any time a Ham Lake home adds another bedroom. MPCA Licensed Septic Inspectors evaluate the current sewage system to check for minimum construction standards for Septic Code Compliance. A Certificate of Compliance will be issued if the existing Septic Tanks and Drainfield are large enough to effectively process through the expected increase in wastewater that often comes with a higher number of bedrooms.
Septic System Upgrades
In a case where the existing septic system is found to be Noncompliant for the estimated water flow for a Bedroom Addition, a larger septic tank, mound or leach field may be required. The age and condition of the existing system may not be compliant with a Septic System Up-Size. Your Septic Designer or Installation Contractor can help you to better understand what type of Septic System Upgrade will comply with MPCA regulations.
MPCA Licensed Septic Inspector
CSI Custom Septic, Inc. is a Licensed Septic Contractor and MPCA Certified Septic Inspector who can help with Septic Compliance Inspections for bedroom additions. Increasing the total number of bedrooms can mean an increase in people and wastewater flow coming from the house. Make sure that your Existing Septic System can handle the increase or have it upgraded to comply with Septic Code Requirements.