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Drainfield Evaluation (& Percolation Tests)

Percolation Testing and Drainfield Evaluations

Since many drainfields prohibit access by large equipment, our portable samplers make it easy to reach the right spot for a sample.
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Option One:
   JMC Backsaver Handle ($432-$625)

  • Samples to 46 inches with an 18 inch tube.
  • Sample diameters range from 0.5 to 1.2 inches.
  • Footpedal offers extra leverage for penetrating ground.
  • Special Cleaner quickly removes sample from tube.

Option Two:
   JMC T-Handle with Mallet ($228-$428)

  • Mallet greatly improves ability to penetrate hard ground.
  • Samples to several feet in most soils.
  • Sample diameters range from 0.5 to 1.2 inches.
  • Optional Special Cleaner quickly removes sample from tube.
  • Option Three:
       JMC Featherweight Auger ($220)

    • Samples to several feet with extensions
    • Sample measures 3 inches in diameter
    • Works in a wider range of soil types than options one or two.
    • Does not produce a soil core. Sample is crumbled and mixed.

    Option Four:
       JMC Environmentalist’s Sub-Soil Probe($2365-$7500)

    • Samples every soil that CAN be sampled by a hand operated device.
    • Samples to 20 feet or more with extensions.
    • Sample diameters: 0.8 or 1.2 inches.
    • Sampling tube driven by manual or electric hammer.
    • Sample retrieved with foot operated jack.