How often should I perform maintenance on my distribution box?
You need to level your distribution box (d-box) once per year.
Unfortunately North Carolina
does not adequately train installers, or pumpers, about this
In a tilted d-box, the liquid from the tank flows down one drainfield line.
It only takes 1/16th of an inch of tilt to alter the liquid flow in a d-box.
This overuses one part of the drainfield and underuses the other parts.
This results in premature drainfield failure.
Here is where you can save
yourself a lot of money: In the spring—after the ground has
thawed, get out your gardening
tools and dig up and readjust your d-box.
You want to re-level it with a little extra dirt underneath OR you can adjust your speed levelers.
If you really want to do it
right, set it on a bed of washed gravel that goes down below the
This will help stop the
shifting that is occurring from the freeze-thaw cycle.
You can buy a level at the dollar store for a dollar.
can buy speed levelers on Amazon.
You can get washed gravel at
the quarry or a big box store.
Serving Western North Carolina
Charlotte & The Foothills
and the Inner & Outer Banks