We provide a variety of construction services to our clients in Grande Prairie and the surrounding Area.

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL SEPTIC SYSTEMS AND CISTERN INSTALLATION IN GRANDE PRAIRIE

CERTIFIED SEPTIC INSTALLATION AND DESIGN

Proud members of the Alberta Onsite Wastewater Management Association.

Certified to install and design any septic system for your acreage, farm or commercial property.

Septic Grande Prairie

TEST PITS, SOIL SAMPLING AND MODEL PROCESS

We can do soil sampling to determine what septic system you will need for your new project or your upcoming subdivision.

Grande prairie landscaping companies

SEPTIC SYSTEMS SERVICING AND INSPECTION

Any septic systems maintenance, repair or inspection (including for real estate).

Grande prairie landscaping companies

EXCAVATION, SITE PREP AND LANDSCAPING

Approach, Road and Pad Building – Industrial lot grading, approaches, driveway, parking lots, garage or shop pads.

Landscaping – Top soil spreads, backfills, decorative ponds, dugouts, tree/brush removal, snow removal, etc.

Foundation Excavation – All residential and commercial foundation excavating.  All trenching.

Landscaping
Foundation Excavation
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FOUNDATIONS

Residential ICF Foundations

Commercial ICF Foundations

Residential ICF
Commercial ICF
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HAULING

Equipment Hauling
Tandem tractor and 50 tonne 53 foot long equipment trailer with air ramps.

Gravel, Dirt and Mulch Hauling and Supply
Tandem tractor with triaxle end dump and triaxle belly dump.

Small Hauls
One tonne pick ups
Tandem gooseneck equipment trailer
Triaxle gooseneck equipment trailer

Equipment Hauling
Gravel, Dirt and mulch Hauling and Supply
Small Hauls
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SOME OF OUR WORK

ABOUT SEPTIC SYSTEMS IN GRANDE PRAIRIE AND AREA

The objective of an on-site wastewater treatment system is to treat wastewater and return it to the environment so that risks to health are not created, the impact on ground and surface water is minimized, and the environment is not harmed.

On-site wastewater treatment systems use a septic tank or treatment plant for initial treatment. The household plumbing collects waste water and sends it to the septic tank working compartment which acts as a separation chamber. Heavy particles separate from the
wastewater and settle to the bottom to form a sludge layer. Lighter particles, mainly soap and grease, separate and float to the top to form a scum layer. Using a baffle device the clearest liquid from the center of the tank flows by gravity to the effluent dosing chamber. A pump or
siphon in the effluent dosing chamber will deliver the effluent to the final soil treatment component.

There are other options for initial treatment components, including manufactured package sewage treatment plants, textile filter systems and incineration devices. These components, like a septic tank, will receive all the wastewater generated by the facility they serve. These systems will produce cleaner effluent and are considered to be advanced treatment systems. Cleaner effluent does not clog the soil pore spaces of the final treatment component as easily as septic tank effluent.

All initial treatment devices reduce the amount of organic material, dirt, grease, etc. However, disease-causing organisms ( pathogens ) are not destroyed by initial treatment and it’s bacterial action. In an initial treatment, methane gas and hydrogen sulfide gas are produced in the septic tank.

The sludge and scum separated out in the initial treatment stage will need to be pumped out on a regular basis.

The final treatment and recycling of effluent back to groundwater occurs in the soil. Natural processes and soil bacteria will remove or alter the pollutant and pathogens in wastewater. With suitable soil and adequate separation distances from water tables this effluent will safely return to the groundwater.

The soil treatment of effluent occurs mostly through the action of aerobic bacteria. Aerobic bacteria require oxygen if they are to do their job. In treating sewage they must have food and water (effluent), are to breathe and suitable environment in which to live (soil). Thus a sufficient depth of suitable soil is needed to allow the use of treatment field trenches to return effluent to the soil. The Alberta standard of practice requires 5 feet of this suitable soil below the bottom of the treatment field trench for septic effluent and 3ft for class 1 plant or advanced treatment effluent. Treatment field trenches are typically 2 ft wide by 2 ft deep and will likely total more than 400 lineal feet. In areas not having the required depth of suitable soil, imported suitable fill material will be needed to construct a treatment mound or if adequate forested areas are on site an LFH At-grade system may be used.

Pressure distribution is preferred for all systems. A pressure distribution system is a carefully designed network of small pipes with small holes called orifices, connected to a pump. Periodically the pump sends doses of effluent under pressure to the network of pipes. The pipes
are totally filled during each dosing cycle to ensure a uniform volume of effluent is distributed from each orifice. This intermittent dosing allows the effluent to pass into the sand layer or ground and then time for air to reach the soil before the next dose. Pressure distribution is
superior to gravity distribution and is required for a mound or an at-grade system. Pressurized distribution makes use of the whole mound or treatment field area thus creating a longer life of the final treatment component.

We at High Road Ventures are certified to design and install and maintain all the above mentioned septic systems. We are very knowledgeable and experienced in this industry and pride ourselves in our quality of work and attention to detail. We use only the most durable and highest quality tanks, pumps and accessories. We believe in customer service before, during and after the job is complete. Please call us with any questions and we can discuss what will work best for you and your property.