Professional Septic System Repairs, Installs, Inspections and General Excavation

We believe you should be able to see what and how a service is done before you call us to schedule your free onsite consultation.

Our standard inspection includes the following;

Septic Tank

  • Is septic tank lid close to surface of the ground
  • Septic tank water level compared to outlet pipe location
  • Septic tank scum layer thickness measured
  • Septic tank sludge layer thickness measured
  • Run 80 gallons water into a full tank - does leach field absorb all of it
  • Septic tank pumped - does water then flow from leach field back into tank.
  • Septic tank pumped inspected for cracks
  • Septic tank baffles around inlet & outlet pipes inspected

Leach Field

  • Leach field measured at least 100 feet to well
  • Leach field test for water flowing back into septic tank
  • Leach field test for water (effluent) surfacing, flowing out the side of a built up field
  • Leach field checked for heavily vegetated with shrubs & trees - roots into system
  • Leach field inspected for compaction from traffic and/or live stock

Health Dept. Requirements

  • Dye trace washing machine connection to septic tank
  • Does system contain a dosing or pump tank - inspect pump operation & level in tank
  • Bedroom count compared to county records bedroom count
  • Create accurate plot plan drawing showing location of house, tank, leach field, well
  • Research county building & health departments records
  • Determine if system is Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory, are Repairs Needed
  • Complete Boulder County Health Department inspection form & submit to health dept

Service Fees

We will provide the locating and pumping services. Pumping is contracted for through one of our trusted & experienced pumping sub contractors.

Inspection and Report


Tank Pumping

$350 — $450 for first 1,000 gallons, depending on location.

Septic Tank Lid

Locating & uncovering the septic tank lid(s) is an additional fee if the property owner does not wish to uncover the two lids. Special electronic equipment is $100, while a backhoe starts at $100.


Sellers and buyers often have the home inspected before a purchase.

What about inspecting the water well and septic system? They are even more important than the house. After you finish buying the property is wrong time to find out about needed repairs to the well and septic system. Improving a well can be done, however, a surprise of water well problems and large costs is not what you want to find out about after spending money to buy the property. Improving a septic system can also be done. In Boulder County Colorado however, it is required to find out if septic system improvements are needed before buying or selling a home can be completed.Good protection for the buyer. Sellers should not wait untill they already have found the buyer, to see if the septic system will need repairs that would hold up or even void the sale. Prudent sellers are finding out if septic system improvements are needed before they put the home on the market or soon after. In Boulder County Colorado the only way is to call a Certified Inspector. Contact Falconer & Sons Excavation for all you septic and water well inspection needs and questions.