My Story: How I Happened Upon The Septic Business
I used to be a community college teacher.
I ran a program that educated substance abuse counselors.
It was a good job.
Through a twist of fate, I left that job and started building my own home.
My initial thought was to build a little....
I mean a little....
250 square foot house and put a outhouse outside.
My father convinced me otherwise.
He suggested that I get a septic tank.
Such modern conviences!
Then I thought about all the people that would come over and be disgusted by the use of an outhouse.
So I changed my plans and decided to "splurge" on a septic system.
I am glad I did.
Because my—"unknown to me at that time future fiance", wouldn't have gone for that shit either.
I also had to make my house plans bigger.
I decided to put my little hovel at a less-steep-than-the-other-steep-parts of the property.
And the septic system thusly downhill.
And so I called up the best septic installer in the area and asked him to come out and look at my little site (little kingdom).
And I couldn't get a price quote.
I didn't realize what was going on at the time.
It seems that the little trap I had created for my money was going to be a difficult fix for a septic installer.
You see I am a picky homeowner.
I don't want my trees cut.
And I want all those mountain lauels left right there or IF WE HAVE TO, move them.
And they better not die!
And I want a larger than normal septic system so I can expand my house later.
My list went on and on.
And I couldn't get a quote.
After a few months of back and forth I got frustrated.
And so I decided to go to Raleigh and get certified to do it myself.
After a steep learning curve, I realize now what the price would have been.
If I were quoting my system—given its difficult location and size, the cost would be at least $7000.
And with all the hand digging to save the trees the price could be closer to $10,000.
Its a difficult install.
And that is exactly the type of installations I like.
Save the trees.
Keep the environment as beautiful as possible.
Make it look like the house was put there a hundred years ago.
And the forest has grown around it and accepted the little house as a part of itself.
Just another part of nature where something lives.
Chipmunk in the ground.
Snake under a rock.
Bird in a tree.
Person in a home.