Terralift & Drain Cleaning in Charlottesville, VA

Do you have drain field problems?

Until now, the only very expensive, time consuming solutions existed for failing septic systems—and all required excavating your lawn. We offer drain cleaning for Charlottesville, VA residents and restore drain fields at a fraction of the cost of installing a new one.

The Terralift procedure—environmentally safe and long-lasting—will reduce your costs, and give new life to your septic system—in one day—without the use of chemicals and without polluting your property or disturbing your lawn!

The Terralift procedure is ideal for use in areas where water is a problem, such as athletic fields.

Okay, so what is a Terralift? Terralift rejuvenates exhausted leach fields quickly without costly excavation and replacement, providing a fast solution to many ground water problems.

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TerraliftTerralift uses a long, narrow probe and an integral pneumatic hammer to penetrate soil to depths of three to six feet, depending upon the depth of your drain field. It then forces air into the soil at a controllable rate, creating an aerobic condition, using a special high-pressure compressor. This creates a network of fissures and cracks which breaks up the biomat that has formed on the walls of the trenches, and loosens compacted soil in the drain field.

The Terralift injects polystyrene pellets into the newly aerated soil, thus maintaining the passages for the percolation of liquid away from the problem area. The pellets will keep the air and water passages open to ensure proper transpiration on a long term basis. The operation is repeated every four feet—depending on soil conditions—around each of the leach field trenches.