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Old December 9th, 2018, 02:30 PM #61
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antco, I probably speak for more than myself here when I say the only thing that exceeds my appreciation for your providing all this follow-up information are: a) my relief y’all discovered these issues BEFORE any deed transferred; AND, b) our wishes for you and the sellers to reach a successful “Win/Win” and many decades of enjoyment in your new home(s).

(Where we’re at now, the higher one goes up the mountains, etc. to build, the more challenging installing a septic system that passes muster with the state can be — the info you provide above is likely gonna help others, way beyond the members of this thread!

Best o’ Success to y’all !
I share the experiences so we can all learn from it. Especially with this fairly new and unfamiliar technology.

The installation contract between the contractor and seller was forwarded to me this morning. Total cost for the seller: $14,450 to do the following:
  • Remove five large trees on the north property line/new drain field area
  • Remove numerous small trees and scrub brush
  • Decommission and collapse in place existing tank and pump chamber
  • Install new tank
  • Install new Orenco AX-RT treatment system
  • Install new distribution box and drain field
  • Relocate existing fence off of new drain field

The seller takes the $14,450 costs, and a grant was issued by the Bay Restoration Fund to cover the remaining portion of the overall repair costs. This work is expected to take five working days. Once everyone signs off that the work has been completed according to design and permits, we can then close on this house purchase.

I'm thinking about requesting the large trees that get dropped are delimbed, and the major portion of the tree left on the property for me to process into firewood for my future use.
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Old December 13th, 2018, 07:41 PM #62
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The seller takes the $14,450 costs, and a grant was issued by the Bay Restoration Fund to cover the remaining portion of the overall repair costs. This work is expected to take five working days. Once everyone signs off that the work has been completed according to design and permits, we can then close on this house purchase.

I'm thinking about requesting the large trees that get dropped are delimbed, and the major portion of the tree left on the property for me to process into firewood for my future use.
What is the total ? This sounds like a bargain for the scope of work described.
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What is the total ? This sounds like a bargain for the scope of work described.
That has not been disclosed to me, but the sellers are eligible for the full amount of BRF assistance. "The Health Department will directly pay the vendor of the BAT after the system has been installed and inspected. The manufacturer will then pay the subcontractors for their work (electrical, plumbing, tank removal, installation, and other costs). The grant shall not reimburse a property owner for a system that has been installed without going through the grant process."

The BRF will pay up to $20,000 for the connection to a public sewer system.

They're installing a new 1,000 gallon settling tank and an Orenco Advantex AXRT20 secondary treatment system, pumping into a new drain field.

Good reading:
https://www.aahealth.org/bay-restoration-septic-fund/
https://www.calverthealth.org/commun...rvices/brf.htm
https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/wa...ges/index.aspx
https://mde.maryland.gov/programs/wa...20Document.pdf
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