Streamlined Solutions & Services

Streamlined Solutions & Services

Our company was formed to make the process of obtaining a health department sewage disposal permit, well permit, or certification letter as easy as possible for our clients.  This process can be very confusing and time consuming without an experienced team.  We will coordinate the entire process for you, or just complete the soils work and application packet for health department submittal. Many of our clients like the one stop shop idea. Having one contact makes the job less cumbersome and keeps things on the right track. Hadley Environmental Services will be your project manager, including soils, survey, engineering design, site plans, system installation, and wetland delineation.  We are happy to coordinate one or several of these services.  We believe we have the right experienced affiliates to give you the best product on the market at competitive...

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Evans Soil Consulting Inc. to Hadley Environmental Services LLC.

Evans Soil Consulting Inc. to Hadley Environmental Services LLC.

To Friends of Evans Soil Consulting Inc., Effective June 5, 2015, Evans Soil Consulting Inc. will officially merge with Hadley Environmental Services LLC., which is owned and operated by Mr. Barry Hadley.   All project files, whether past or present, active or complete, will become the possession of Mr. Hadley. I have known Mr. Hadley for over 25 years.  I have had the pleasure to work side by side with him and I can confirm that he is a very capable and qualified professional in the soil evaluation field. He takes pride in his work and he is a very hard worker. According to our merger agreement, Mr. Hadley will be coordinating with my current clients for any projects that have yet to reach submittal and to insure that those particular projects are followed thru to submission.  Mr. Hadley will also be completing any needed inspections for my previously issued OSE construction permits. In addition, with regard to needed work for any of my previous archived projects, I would highly recommend that you consult with Mr. Hadley to complete that work.  Whether it be drainfield modifications, relocations, expansions or even Ksat testing, Mr. Hadley will offer you a fair quote to complete the requested work. I will still be available to Mr. Hadley for consulting purposes on an as-needed basis.  Any questions regarding any of my projects will be coordinated by Mr. Hadley and answered as quickly as possible. It has been a pleasure over the last 10+ years while I operated Evans Soil Consulting, to work with so many great people from the general public, surveyors, engineers, installers, realtors and government officials. Thanks to everyone for your support. Be safe. Sincerely, Karl E. Evans Evans Soil Consulting Inc....

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Using a Backhoe vs an Auger for Soil Evaluations

Using a Backhoe vs an Auger for Soil Evaluations

The site and soil evaluation is the first step toward certifying or permitting an onsite waste water disposal system (septic system). During the evaluation, the consultant gathers detailed information about the property and surrounding parcels. Information collected includes landscape characteristics, soil properties, separation distances and owner’s preferences. This information is collected to determine if a potential site can effectively treat and dispose of waste water effluent in a safe and sanitary manner. Suitability of soil for a septic system is determined by reviewing three to five soil profiles within the absorption area. A backhoe is used mainly in Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley to expose these profiles. In this region shallow rock fragments and bedrock are common. If soils on the property are mapped with minimal rock content and county regulations permit, we will attempt to use a hand auger. Using an auger can be risky because if a Soil Evaluator or an Environmental Health Specialist is unable to bore because of rock or stoniness, then they have to assume that is where impermeable lithic bedrock begins. Since a backhoe can remove loose rocks and stones, it is more accurate in exposing the true soil profile. Although a backhoe will cost the homeowner more money upfront, they will have an accurate septic system design for their property. Conventional and alternative septic systems can vary in cost ranging in $8,000-$30,000. One of the main factors that determine costs is depth to bed rock.    ...

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What To Do Before Buying A Home

What To Do Before Buying A Home

A home served by an onsite wastewater system (septic) and private water well needs a thorough review before closing. Find out exactly where the septic system components and water well are located as well as their condition and operability. Hint: If nobody knows where the septic tank is, take it as a clue to call a professional. Be sure the existing system was permitted and meets all setback requirements and separation distances from the water supply and property lines. Additionally, do not forget about the reserve area. The forgotten reserve is an area in which a replacement drainfield has been certified and recorded. For example, if there is a barn, garage, or swimming pool on top of the reserve, then it is essential to learn if the reserve area can be replaced. It could be a costly mistake, if a thorough inspection is not completed and one discovers later that they are faced with a failing septic system with no where to...

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One Year Anniversary

One Year Anniversary

I am pleased to announce that we just completed our first year as a family run business and our first year anniversary date. Over the past year, I have enjoyed working to find the best available system for families both young and old. I thank all of you that have used our services and appreciate the referrals that many of you have given us. We have a lot to be thankful for and I want to take this time to thank the many contractors, real estate professionals, VDH staff, surveyors and engineers that have contributed to a very successful year!  We have worked hard to thoroughly review the properties we have evaluated and I am confident that we have located the best and most cost efficient systems for the needs of our clients. My son, Rick has been a great addition to the business. He has worked hard in the field with me and has learned a great deal about soils and drainfield layout. Rick has done a fantastic job in building our internet presence as well. My other family members have contributed in our success as well by helping to streamline our day to day field and office work. This past year in addition to our home office we opened an office in Winchester and have completed over 150 site evaluations for both Certification Letters and Permits. We value all of our clients and strive to update them by email and phone to answer all of their concerns and make the process as stress free as possible.   Thanks again to my family, friends, business affiliates and our clients for a memorable year!...

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Septic System Basics for Homeowners

Septic System Basics for Homeowners

  Septic systems are biologic wastewater treatment systems that consist primarily of holding tanks and absorption fields. A holding tank collects wastewater exiting a house or structure. Solids settle to the bottom of a tank and liquid effluent (gray water) is transported to an absorption field by means of a distribution box. Absorption fields utilize soil to percolate and purify wastewater before entering groundwater reserves. If residents are aware of early warning signs and causes of a failing septic, then their investment can be protected.   Indicators of a troubled septic: Slow draining plumbing. Sewage odors. Continued wet or soft ground above absorption field. Lush green vegetation over absorption field. Water tests show presence of bacteria / fecal coliform.   Causes of a troubled septic: Excess soil compaction above drainfield (driveways, machinery, livestock). Flushing or inserting solids into plumbing. Impeding vegetation roots. Design / installation error. Lack of maintenance.   Protect your investment. Prevent future septic issues and expenses: Pump septic tank every 3-5 years. Properly dispose of oils, fats, paints, chemicals, paper products and cat litter (Not down the drain). Avoid excess garbage disposal use. Avoid unnecessary septic tank treatment chemicals and...

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