Question by  worker3277 (20)

What is a passing perc test?


Answer by  AEF (519)

A percolation test, or perc test for short, tests an areas suitability for use as a septic field (of leech field). A perc test measures the rate at which a known amount of water will dissipate through soil. Passing a perc test is required to install a septic system for residential use.


Answer by  Tina12 (112)

Perc testing is done on property that does not have sewage already on it. This test will determine of the lot is good to build houses on, also known as "percolation", and measures time for liquid dispersment. The test is usually conducted by a private company, and included the Board of Health, or building inspector.


Answer by  boongkaboong (6)

Perc test is a percolation test. Site that do not pass the perc test is not able to support a septic tank. The site might not be suitable for housing since the site will not drain.


Answer by  jricker4 (5)

A perc test is done on soil to determine how well it absorbs. Counties and/or states require this test be done and passed before a septic system can be installed.


Answer by  cajuncuz (177)

The test tells a person how quicky soil absorbs water on your land you a company determines It just determines what septic tank to use on a property.


Answer by  Lordschild (1398)

Perc is short for percolation and a perc test determines if a particular piece of land is suitable to have a septic system or leach field for residential use. This test is the measurement of the rate that liquid passes through the soil. Passing this test means that the land is suitable for the installation of a residential septic system.

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