LaChance Brothers Excavating Discusses the Best Time for a Perk Test

NORTHVILLE, Mich. - Michimich -- What Time of Year is Best to do a Perc Test? The best time for a perk test is in the driest part of the year! This is usually towards the end of summer or the beginning of winter. This is the best time because the water table beneath the soil will be at the lowest point, and dry soil will absorb liquid more rapidly. However, if the soil is frozen or has recently absorbed a lot of rain/meltwater, percolation results will naturally be lower.

Learn more here about the best time to do a perk test.

Steps to Take Prior to Soil Perk Test
  1. Contact county to set appointment, usually a 2-hour block of time
  2. Contact MISSDIG to be sure all utilities are clear and properly marked
  3. Contact a Michigan excavating company to dig the holes (LaChance Brothers Excavating)

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Whether you're looking to schedule a soil perk test to determine whether you should invest in a property or you need to install a new septic system, give LaChance Brothers Excavating a call to schedule a perk test for your Northville home today. Fill out the LaChance Brothers contact form ( or call 248.962.3670.

About LaChance Brothers Excavating: LaChance is a family-owned company established in 1956 by Donald LaChance. LaChance focuses on single-family residential work in Washtenaw County and Livingston County. They have extensive experience in septic tank installations and drain field solutions, as well as most forms of residential excavating. LaChance Brothers offer unsurpassed care with each service provided.

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