About NE Classic Engineering

Wel­come to the home of North­East Clas­sic Engi­neer­ing. My name is James Morin and I am the owner of North­East Clas­sic Engi­neer­ing and The Clas­sic Fam­ily of companies. First off I would like to say if you are hav­ing a prob­lem with your sep­tic sys­tem and you need to repair your sep­tic sys­tem you have come to the right place. North­East Clas­sic Engi­neer­ing are experts at solv­ing prob­lems with sep­tic sys­tems. Our focus is not just on sep­tic sys­tem designs though. With over 20 years of experience in san­i­tary engi­neer­ing, we’ve developed other areas of expertise such as, expert wit­ness in san­i­ta­tion cases, soil eval­u­a­tion and Mass­a­chu­setts Title 5 (Sys­tem Inspections). We can pro­vide you with the infor­ma­tion you will need to make an informed deci­sion about your septic system. Whether it is: Fail­ing sys­tem in need of repair or replacement Soil test­ing /​eval­u­a­tion for a sep­tic repair Failed Title 5 and are required to replace the sys­tem before you sell your home Vol­un­tary upgrade because you want to add a bedroom Out­door odor issues and you can­not quite fig­ure out why it happens Have a tight tank and are look­ing to see if you can get a sys­tem installed Own a com­mer­cial prop­erty and hav­ing prob­lems with your sep­tic sys­tem or grease trap Wet­lands on your prop­erty? We have designed and per­mit­ted 500+ sep­tic sys­tems with wet­lands in proximity North­East Clas­sic Engi­neer­ing can help. For 20+ years, we’ve help­ing fam­i­lies and busi­nesses like yours solve their sep­tic issues! I have been on both sides of the fence as an owner of a full ser­vice sep­tic com­pany (sep­tic main­te­nance, con­struc­tion and engi­neer­ing) and as a local approv­ing author­ity for both the Board of Heath and Con­ser­va­tion Depart­ments in sev­eral towns in...
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Septic System Design and Planning

North East Classic Engineering has over 25 years experience in helping our customers plan, design, repair and maintain their septic systems. Before starting your project, we’ll meet and discuss your needs and concerns. We’re not only to design and build your system for you, but to make sure you understand the process. We’ll walk you through it from beginning to end and keep you involved to the level you need to make you feel comfortable. Below we’ve shared a high level description of our process.   Site Planning North­East Clas­sic Engi­neer­ing will document and pro­vide spe­cific design details for instal­la­tion and/​or repair of a sep­tic sys­tem. Often there are sev­eral design meth­ods which can be uti­lized and exist­ing sys­tems may qual­ify for a vari­ance. Hence the Sys­tem Designer (North­East Clas­sic Engi­neer­ing) has a poten­tially sig­nif­i­cant effect on the cost of instal­la­tion or repair of a sep­tic sys­tem. We try to reduce those costs for you while pro­vid­ing a envi­ro­mently respond­si­ble design. Site plans may include as appro­pri­ate, addi­tional fac­tors beyond min­i­mum spec­i­fi­ca­tions required by Local and Title V stan­dards (310 CMR 15.00).   Cost NE Classic Engineering will work with you to come to an estimate that will be comfortable for you and us. Below are some cost guidelines but every project is different and there are many variables that will effect the final estimate. Basic sep­tic repair/​upgrade $2800 Basic new sys­tem design $3000 Basic wet­lands Notice of Intent $750 – These prices do not include a pump sys­tem or other vari­bles that could arise. – These prices do not include machine cost for soil testing – Repair/​upgrade 2 deep holes and 1 perc — New Sys­tem 4 Deep Holes and 2 percs   Site Con­di­tions Var­i­ous site con­di­tions such as soil char­ac­ter­is­tics, loca­tion of on-​site build­ings, prop­erty lines, lot size, water­courses, util­ity lines and loca­tion of any exist­ing or pre­vi­ous sep­tic sys­tems are specif­i­cally addressed in var­i­ous Local and State Reg­u­la­tions. The com­bi­na­tion of over­all site con­di­tions greatly influ­ences costs for instal­la­tion and/​or repair of a sep­tic system. Permit Approval A gen­eral over­all process which requires obtain­ing var­i­ous Local and State Per­mits includes: Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of Site Con­di­tions includ­ing appro­pri­ate Soil Test­ing and Site Evaluation Site Plan prepa­ra­tion and approval by Local and as nec­es­sary State Health Departments Sep­tic Sys­tem Instal­la­tion includ­ing nec­es­sary oversight Per­mit to Dis­charge (uti­lize sys­tem) includ­ing nec­es­sary as-​built con­struc­tion documents NE Classic Engineering is here...
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Septic Soil Evaluation

Soil Testing Instal­la­tion details for a sep­tic sys­tem such as size, loca­tion, depth and con­fig­u­ra­tion are deter­mined by soil test­ing. Per­co­la­tion tests and Deep Obser­va­tion pits are required by Mass­a­chu­setts Title V regulations. Per­co­la­tion Test A hand dug hole in the area of the pro­posed sep­tic sys­tem. This hole is ini­tially filled with water (pre­soak) in an attempt to sat­u­rate the soil, allowed to drain away and than refilled. The rate at which the water drops in the hole is mea­sured at inter­vals over a period of time. The uni­form slow­est rate of drop of the water level over a mea­sured time inter­val is used as a basis of design in deter­min­ing the sep­tic sys­tem size. Deep Hole (s) Obser­va­tion pits are dug in the pro­posed sep­tic area in order to be able to see the var­i­ous soil lay­ers /​char­ac­ter­is­tics. These holes are dug with a back­hoe machine gen­er­ally to a depth of about 7 ft and obser­va­tions are made of the soil lay­ers, color and tex­ture and recorded by the san­i­tar­ian and/​or engi­neer. Par­tic­u­lar atten­tion is given to the depth to ledge rock or ground water since both must be suf­fi­ciently sep­a­rated above ground water or imper­vi­ous soil and ledge rock. Documentation North­East Clas­sic Engi­neer­ing pro­vides copies of the soil eval­u­a­tion to you the prop­erty owner on MA DEP forms and sub­mits copies to your local Board of Health to be put on file for the...
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