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Old December 15th, 2011, 01:02 PM   #1
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I just got some property from my parents. 4.6 acres. i plan on moving my house onto it this spring/summer.

what prices have you seen these sytems installed for?
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Old December 15th, 2011, 01:54 PM   #2
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I just got some property from my parents. 4.6 acres. i plan on moving my house onto it this spring/summer.

what prices have you seen these sytems installed for?
the term engineered septic system usually implies poor perk due to soils, or high water table.

due to the variables, and the number of bedrooms requested, they can range from a large shiton to unfuckingbelievable shiton.


for example, some 20 years ago, I saw a quote for a raised bed, high water table, house built on pilings as it was built on an infill lot, where even the septic tanks themselves had pilings supporting them run $25,000 for a very custom built house on Cedar Island Lake in White Lake Township...
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Old December 15th, 2011, 02:16 PM   #3
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We just are finishing putting one in at my grandmas house in farmington hills and the grand total is hovering around $50,000 but hers was a bit complicated due to the city of Farmington being assholes and rejecting all of the cheaper plans.
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ya, we have a 3 bedroom/ 2 bath modular, going onto the property. i knew they were expensive. but those are some crazy numbers.
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Old December 15th, 2011, 02:36 PM   #5
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I have one but I put it in because I wanted the smaller footprint that they afford you. We would have had to cut out a lot more tree's if we went with a conventional field. I can't really give you an exact price since my father in law put it in for me and did all my site work. So i'm no help really except I can tell you its been great.
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We just are finishing putting one in at my grandmas house in farmington hills and the grand total is hovering around $50,000 but hers was a bit complicated due to the city of Farmington being assholes and rejecting all of the cheaper plans.
Sounds like your Grandma's house backs up to my parents house in Farmington Hills, My parents where telling me there neighbors had to get there Field re-done and it cost them a little over 50k! and now there back yard floods when it rains.
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Why do you need a engineered system? Is the water table high for the entire lot? We are looking at doing a mound system for a 3 bedroom house and I think the cost will be around 7k with me doing some of the work. Our lot has a high water table so we need to bring in alot of sand to build it up.
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Old December 15th, 2011, 05:45 PM   #8
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Wow, I put a 10,000 sq ft system in at the big motel in silver lake for under 50g,a house with 3 bedrooms in my county calls for a 1250 gal tank, and a 600sq ft drainfield.I charge around $3000,I never put a system in at a house that cost over $8000.
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Sounds like your Grandma's house backs up to my parents house in Farmington Hills, My parents where telling me there neighbors had to get there Field re-done and it cost them a little over 50k! and now there back yard floods when it rains.
Her house is in Forestbrook subdivision just down the road from Farmington highschool. It is up on a hill with a river below it in the backyard. She is that little nook of wooded area at 12 mile and inkster. It is not fully wrapped up yet so i am guessing it is a different house that backs up to your parents.
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Wow, I put a 10,000 sq ft system in at the big motel in silver lake for under 50g,a house with 3 bedrooms in my county calls for a 1250 gal tank, and a 600sq ft drainfield.I charge around $3000,I never put a system in at a house that cost over $8000.
sounds like you don't do engineered fields then.

the engineering costs and permits can easily run over your $3k price.
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I think my neighbor spent north of $30K for a 5 bedroom house. He was required to do it due to living on a lake. His gets monitored by a computer and sends info to a service center on a scheduled basis via internet. That tells them that it's functioning properly or if it needs service.

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Old December 15th, 2011, 07:52 PM   #12
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Why do you need a engineered system? Is the water table high for the entire lot? We are looking at doing a mound system for a 3 bedroom house and I think the cost will be around 7k with me doing some of the work. Our lot has a high water table so we need to bring in alot of sand to build it up.
ya we have a high water table. and the township requires it.
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