FAQ

The Ins And Outs of How We Do Business

Frequently asked questions

Why choose KSD?


Septic system technology has evolved over the last 40 years. We no longer build systems which simply dispose of the water deep in the ground, which can harm our waterways or drinking water sources. We work hard to match the best system for treatment to your unique property. We use the soil, landslope (gravity) and natural features, wherever we can. Unfortunately, sometimes we have to overcome site limitations to build a system with a bit more complexity (Mound) or a Mini-Municipal Treatment Plant (Type IV) to treat the water properly. We are prepared to work with you to solve any challenges that may arise.




How long does it take to complete a design?


On average, a new Septic System design will take 4-5 business days. However, during the early Spring & Late Fall, our schedule gets pretty full. So, please be patient with us.




Do you provide maintenance on septic systems?


We currently only provide design and consulting expertise for systems in MN.




What areas do you cover?


We are conveniently located in Shoreview, MN. We travel to the following counties for designs: - Anoka - Carver - Chisago - Dakota - Hennepin - Ramsey - Scott - Washington If you don't see your area on this list, feel free to reach out to us. We are always up for an adventure!




I have a failed septic system.  How can you help us?


When an existing house or business no longer has a compliant septic system, knowing your options are VERY important in determining how to best move forward. We will examine what is necessary to repair, replace or design a new system which will meet today's standards. Our experience with the latest treatment technologies and processes will ensure that your next wastewater treatment system will protect the environment, your neighbors and allow us all to reuse our precious WATER for many generations to come!




Why did my Inspection fail "due to lack of vertical separation"? My septic system is working fine.


I hear this question a lot from homeowners looking to sell their home and an inspection was completed to verify the system was compliant. Unfortunately, the inspection can sometimes reveal that the drainfield may not have been installed at the proper depth in relationship to conditions in the soil. Here is a 7 minute video that does a great job explaining the relationship between the drainfield depth and the proper amount of soil needed to treat our wastewater before entering the groundwater. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g-FLsmEOiI