Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How is a septic system’s leach field size determined?
A: Though every county has their requirements, in Yolo County, it is based on the soil type and the number of bedrooms. Please contact us for additional information.

Q: How far does the septic tank and leach field need to be from the property lines and well based off of Yolo County specifications?
A: The septic tank and leach field need to be fifty feet from the property line. In regards to the well, a leach field needs to be a hundred feet away and the septic tank needs to be fifty feet..

Q: What can I do if the only possible location for the leach field is too close to the property line?
A: Sometimes it is possible to get a variance from the county. E. John Gwerder & Sons can always help you with this process.

Q: I am buying a piece of bare property to build my new home. What kind of services can you provide for me? 
A: E. John Gwerder & Sons can install culverts and temporary construction entrances along with building pads. While we construct the building pad we can also provide compaction testing and reports. E. John Gwerder & Sons installs numerous gravel or paved roads and driveways, underground utilities and septic systems. To top off all the construction, E. John Gwerder & Sons can complete the project with any finish grading making your site look pristine. We provide complete site development – just give us a call and let us know ALL of your needs.