Septic Systems

Design experience and forensic engineering experience on more than 40 septic system projects.

Alameda County, CA.

Served as expert witness in a case involving the failure of a leach field of a septic tank system at a very large single-family home shortly after the leach field was constructed. While channeling the overflowing sewage away from the residence, the home owner...

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Surfacing Septic Tank Effluent.

Reviewed voluminous documents and summarized the technical facts for the attorneys for two insurance companies, whose insureds were being sued by a downslope neighbor who claimed that their septic systems were discharging on to his property. Interviewed the...

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Cesspool Failure, City of Los Angeles

Advised on the failure of a cesspool at an expensive private residence in the City of Los Angeles. The purchaser of the residence was not informed that an older cesspool had failed and had been filled in. Attempts to construct a new cesspool were unsuccessful and the...

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Failure to Disclose, Leach Field Failure, San Diego, CA.

Provided technical advice to an attorney representing sellers of a home who were sued for failing to disclose problems with the leach field. The Sellers had a problem with the leach field a year Surfacing Septic Tank Effluent. Reviewed voluminous documents and...

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