Subdivision Design & Permitting
Whether is a small family land division or a large acreage tract, RSC Engineering is happy to help subdivide the property, layout and design the infrastructure and get it ready to sell or build upon lots. Depending upon the size and type of division, Planning Board and/or County Commissioner approval may be required. RSC Engineering is happy to represent developers at such meetings and carry the project from inception through zoning, subdivision approval (sketch, preliminary plat, etc.) and permitting. In most subdivisons, water and septic or sewer design will be required. In addition, driveway permits must be issued and often times encroachment agreements for NCDOT road crossings are required. RSC Engineering has experience working with utility companies such as ONWASA and Pluris for water/sewer approval and submiting to DWQ for state approval for such infrastructure. We can do as little or as much as is desired by clients - some of which choose to be more involved and some leave it totally up to us. After permitting is complete, we can assist in the bid process and provide construction management services to ensure the project is built to the design and specifications permitted.
Erosion Control and Stormwater Permitting
North Carolina stormwater permit requirements depend on the location and size of a project, as well as the waters to which the site drains. Some sites may fall under the NC rules while others may be subject to local jurisdictions. RSC Engineering can help determine what kind of stormwater permit is needed for the project and facilitate the design and permitting of the site with the local and state agencies.
Septic System Design, Installation and Repair
From standard conventional septic systems to TS-II Pretreatment with drip tubing, RSC Engineering is licensed by North Carolina and approved by manufacturers to install such systems. We provide engineering design services often required for pump plans, pretreatment and drip systems. We work with manufacturers such as Advantex, EZ Treat, American Perc-Rite and EZ Flow to name a few. We provide turn-key services in that we can assist in obtaining the permit from the local health department, complete the design and submit for approval and install the system for our clients. Time is money and we have established relationships with the local authorities that allows us to work closely with them to meet the requirements and get the client's permits and systems installed in a timely manner.
Time of Sale Inspections
Septic inspections are often conducted at the request of a home buyer or a lending institution. As of January 2008, anyone conducting a septic inspection in North Carolina must be licensed. A typical inspection includes pulling the Environmental Health permit from the local health department (if it is available). Once at the site, the septic tank is located, uncovered (inlet and outlet ends) and checked for pumping, tank integrity, infiltration, filters and tees present, etc. The distribution box is located and uncovered. It is inspected to ensure effluent is flowing evenly to each drain line, there are no cracks, etc. Water is introduced into the d-box to ensure that it will flow out into the lines. The drain lines are located, flagged and walked to look for surfacing. A typical inspection takes 2-4 hours depending on the size and type of septic system. Inspections can usually be scheduled within 24 hours of the request and reports will be completed and distributed within 24 hours of the inspection. Buyers and homeowners are encouraged to attend the inspection to learn as much as possible about the septic system. Please see below for sample inspection form.
ORC (Operator Responsible in Charge)
North Carolina Administrative Code Section .1900 - Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems
governs which types of septic systems require an ORC. Any system classified as a Type IV or greater (Low Pressure Pipe, > 1 pump, pretreatment, > 1500 gallon per day drain field, etc.) is required to maintain a contract with a certified operator (ORC). NCAC specifies the minimum system inspection/maintenance frequency and reporting frequency. RSC Engineering is certified and provides this service to its clients. We take pride in our thorough maintenance procedures and thus prolonging the longevity of such systems for our clients. Every contract is entered into our database for data collection and track purposes. After each inspection, a detailed report is submited to the local health department and to the client for review. Any issues noted are followed up on in a timely manner. We go the extra step in collecting water usage where possible, calculate theoretical yields vs. actual usage and determine system efficiency. These few steps will often lead us to discovering an issue before it becomes a significant repair.