Percolation Soil Test in Los Angeles
In areas where municipal sewer is not available, developers must apply for a permit to construct an on-site private sewage disposal system. A necessary phase of this application process is a percolation test conducted by a licensed engineer or geologist in Los Angeles. The field percolation test is performed to determine the in-situ permeability of soil or rock, and is often augmented and cross-checked with permeability and porosity testing in the lab. It’s another type of soil test. Los Angeles County residents can have a field percolation test conducted by AES. Based on percolation rates, a proper disposal system, typically consisting of leach lines or seepage pits, can then be designed.