If you are interested in selling or buying property that does not have access to public sewer facilities, then it is important to know if your property is able to have an onsite wastewater disposal system (drainfield). Greenway’s experienced soil scientists can perform a soils study to determine if a drainfield (conventional or alternative) site can be approved. A soil study is a valuable tool to determine the suitability and ultimately the value of a property.

Our AOSE specialists can provide you with a preliminary walk over review, feasibility study, and a full soil and site evaluation study. We not only evaluate properties for residential use, but also for community, commercial and industrial development, including “mass drainfields”. Our soils evaluations have resulted in subdivision review, certification letter, and permit approvals for hundreds of clients in nine counties. We have worked for national builders, local builders, developers, and single lot property owners.

Soils Services

We also perform water percolation tests and saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ksat) tests when required by the regulations or in situations when the soil conditions are potentially poor for water infiltration.

Our inspection staff can assist you in existing system walkovers for real estate transfers, trouble shootings and recommendations in repair situations and the required Alternative Onsite Sewage System (AOSS) annual inspection. See our AOSS and Inspection and Monitoring page for more details.

Our Environmental Engineering staff also provides alternative drainfield design services. See our Alternative Onsite System Design page for more details.

Greenway Engineering is available to perform Soil Evaluations in Warren, Clarke, Culpeper, Frederick, Fauquier, Loudoun, Page, Rappahannock, and Shenandoah Counties. It is important when selecting a company to perform your Soil Evaluations to consider their experience and understanding of the unique geological makeup of your area. If you are interested in selling or buying property that does not have access to public sewer facilities, then it is important to know if your property is able to have an onsite wastewater disposal system (drainfield). Greenway’s experienced soil scientists can perform a soils study to determine if a drainfield (conventional or alternative) site can be approved. A soil study is a valuable tool to determine the suitability and, ultimately, the value of a property.

Clarke County Soils
Fauquier County Soils
Frederick and Shenandoah Counties Soils
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