Our firm offers assistance with obtaining septic system permits for individual homes/lots, apartment and condominium complexes, large and developments and commercial developments. We offer assistance with preparing permit application paperwork, gather soil information and speed the permitting process.
Soil for Preliminary Investigation - If you are thinking about buying a track of land or if you already own it but want to be sure that your proposed development will be economically feasible, MA&A will look at the tract of land to assess its suitability for your intended use. MA&A can make sure that you will be able to obtain the septic permits that you need to achieve your vision for the land. Out investigation focuses on the characteristics of the soil on the site.
Soil Mapping and Developing assistance - MA&A can serve in creating a soil map that will guide planning to allow you to make the most of the land and in the best economical manner. These maps can be used to make educated decisions about septic systems, infrastructure placement and development density before work begins. A soil map allows you tp avoid costly after the fact work to obtain septic system permits for lots with limited or no options for a septic system.
Q: What is a Soil Scientist?
A: A Soil Scientist is a person with specialized knowledge of soil morphology (i.e. the arrangement and characteristics of the layers, or horizons in the profile), soil chemistry, soil biology and/or soil physics. So9il Scientists use this knowledge to better assist their clients needs in developing their property. In North Carolina and South Carolina a professional license is required in order to practice Soil Science.
Q: Why do I need a Septic Permit?
A: The first step of the development process is to obtain a septic permit. Without this you can not obtain a building permit. Therefore if you are planning on building in an area that is not served by public sewer, a improvement permit/septic permit is needed prior to obtaining the building permit. NC law requires that all permits regarding wastewater treatment and disposal be approved before any construction begins.
Q: What is an onsite wastewater system/septic system?
A: Onsite wastewater system is when wastewater is generated on the site and placed in tanks rather than being transported to a central wastewater treatment plant.