EarthBuster On The Job

EarthBuster On The Job Photos

24 hours later
Septic drain field job, 24 hours later. Bobcat T450 (tracks) was used.
Gravel blown up to surface
Here are some pieces of gravel that washed up from a probe hole during an EarthBuster job. Depending on conditions, liquids from below may rise to the surface during the process.
24 hours later
Septic drain field job, 24 hours later. Bobcat T450 (tracks) was used.
Gravel blown to surface
This gravel (not our pea gravel) came up from the hole during the EarthBusting pressure.
Emerging Biomass 24 hours later
After the job, the emerging biomass began to dry and to disappear immediately. By the next day, the difference was obvious already.
Front view
Preparing for a septic drain field job. Field was installed down hill. Was failing at the end of the line. Biomass emerging from ground and encroaching into neighbor's yard.
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This shot was taken from our field trials / scientific testing. We were in an agricultural setting with severe hardpan issues and Earthbuster performed beautifully!
Emerging Septic Biomass
Biomass had filled the drain field, making it impossible to drain normally. Was also breaking the ground surface at the end of the field.
Preparing for puddle relief
Persistent puddling in a gravel driveway.
Probe hole 1 week later
Here's a probe hole one week after the EarthBuster service. The hole had been filed with pea gravel right after the job.
Preparing for puddle relief
Persistent puddling in a gravel driveway. The EarthBuster drained this puddle in a demonstration of its effectiveness--even if it's not ideal for driveways because of continued compaction from vehicles.
Loading After
Loading after the job.
Pea Gravel for Filling Probe Holes
We recommend taking a few bucks of pea gravel along to fill the probe holes--especially if there are curious kids in the home. It keeps them from dropping Dad's screwdriver down the hole!
Probe holes 1 week later
This is about a week after an EarthBuster job on this particular property. We had filled the probe holes with pea gravel.
Probe hole that also vented
This probe hole shows where venting happened right around the problem. (See the three cracks). The softer the ground, the farther away from the probe the venting cracks are likely to appear. (This was very hard ground!)
Hose 2
Up to 300 feet of hose can be used. This is particularly convenient for sites where there's not room for the tractor and the compressor.
Water-filled probe hole.
This probe hole filed with fluids, showing this particular field to be highly saturated.
EarthBuster Mounted with Compressor
This drain field wasn't the problem. The problem was a clogged filter at the septic tank, keeping effluent from making into the drain field at all.
Silt-Filled Probe Hole
Here's a probe hole, partially filled with silt as the fluids underground were able to flow again.
On Trailer
Loading up after a 2-hour drain field remediation and a 2-hour remediation of a poorly-draining lot downhill from an overflowing spring--all on the same job site.
Just after fracturing
Immediately after treatment with the EarthBuster. 2 hours later, all the remaining puddles were gone.
Front view
Preparing for a septic drain field job. Field was installed down hill. Was failing at the end of the line. Biomass emerging from ground and encroaching into neighbor's yard.
draining parking area (1)
On the rare occasion where the ground is extremely hard, the probe can get stuck--especially when a small tractor is being used. With a little wiggling and leverage, it comes out and life goes on!
Surface Vent Fracture
Underground pressure from the EarthBuster opened this vent fracture as it created many open channels underground.
hard Ground plume
In extremely hard soil, the fracturing radius is narrower. Here, dry dirt blows back through the probe hole. (In looser, wetter soils, the fracturing radius can be as much as 10 or 12 feet!)
Hard ground
This agricultural site has a severe hardpan from 6 inches down to about 42 inches down. The EarthBuster was able to break it up all the way through, facilitating quick water absorption that was 6 times faster than before treatment!.
Heights 1
The probe sinks into most of this particularly soft drain field without use of the air hammer.
Heights 2
Some plumes of effluent escape from a saturated drain field, where they had been captured by a waterproof biomat. With the biomat fractured, the effluent can once again drain into the leach field.
Track loader tracks, Day 2
The track loader caused minimal disturbance to the lawn, which was left unmowed in anticipation of the job (to protect the surface as much as possible).
Fracturing gravel lot
Another shot from the terrible ponding in a poorly-graded gravel parking lot. EarthBuster got this lot drained in one afternoon!
Draining a persistent parking lot pond
This 60-foot puddle (4-10 inches deep) had remained for 4 days after it rained. Gravel lot used for employee parking. EarthBuster had it cleared up in a couple of hours in an experimental trial. Being in a parking lot, the compaction would come back, of course, but it was an impressive experiment!
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This was the rig we used in our scientific field-testing week.