Can I help you install my septic system to offset the cost?
Yes, but we've got some problems (this is North
When I am the certified septic contractor on the permit, you are not allowed
to work on the septic system when I am not present.
North Carolina's septic laws do not allow me to let anyone work on a septic
system for which I am the contractor unless the person is my W-2 employee.
If I hire tradesmen or subcontractors to do work for
me, for example to dig
the trenches, I must be present the entire time they are working.
Here are the relevant sections of law:
§ 90A-72. Certification required; applicability.
(a) Certification Required. – No person shall construct, install, or repair or
offer to construct, install, or repair an on-site wastewater system permitted
under Article 11 of Chapter 130A of the General Statutes
without being certified as a contractor at the required level of certification
for the specified system.
(b) Applicability. – This Article does not apply to the following:
(1) A person who is employed by a certified contractor or inspector in
connection with the construction, installation, repair, or inspection of an
on-site wastewater system performed under the direct
and personal supervision of the certified contractor or inspector in charge.
Additionally, each year certification holders attest
to the following
statement as part of the renewal process:
I am aware that only the certification holder, company
owner(s) or W2
employees may work under the certification held.
Furthermore, by my signature below I hereby affirm that no one other than
those stated here have been allowed or shall be allowed to install or inspect
using this certification.
If I go down the road to get lunch or even a cup of
coffee it is better to bring
you with me as you must stop working until I get back.
So, I don't mind using you as my helper to offset some
of the costs,
but it is not going to save you the kind of money you are hoping for.
That is just the honest to God brutal truth.
Honestly, if this was a different State, you could
probably save hundreds to
over a thousand by doing most of the work with my occasional monitoring.
But not in North Carolina.
It is what it is.
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