Septic System and Excavation Services in Orange, VA

At RTF LandWorks Septic and Excavation, we understand that the integrity of your septic system is crucial to the comfort and functionality of your home or business. We specialize in a range of septic services designed to ensure your system is efficient, environmentally friendly, and compliant with local regulations.

Our Septic System Services

1. Alternative Septic System Installation and Repair

Ideal for challenging soil conditions or limited space, our alternative septic systems provide innovative solutions that are both effective and eco-friendly. We specialize in systems designed to minimize environmental impact and maximize efficiency.

2. Conventional Septic System Installation and Repair

Our team delivers expert installation and repair services for conventional septic systems, which include a septic tank and a drainfield. We ensure that every system we install meets local building codes and environmental guidelines, providing a reliable and long-lasting waste management solution.

3. Drainfield Installation and Repair

The drainfield is a critical component of your septic system, handling the final treatment and disposal of your septic effluent. Our experienced technicians ensure that your drainfield is properly designed, installed, and maintained to prevent any future system failures.

4. Distribution Box Replacement

The distribution box plays a pivotal role in distributing effluent evenly to the drainfield. We provide efficient replacement services to ensure that your septic system functions optimally, preventing uneven distribution that can lead to system overload and failure.

5. Septic Tank Installation or Replacement

Whether you’re installing a new tank or replacing an old one, our septic tanks are designed to ensure proper wastewater treatment. We offer tanks in various sizes and materials to fit your specific needs and compliance requirements.

6. New Construction Septic System Installation

For new builds, we offer comprehensive septic system installation services that integrate seamlessly with your construction schedule. Our team works closely with builders and contractors to ensure that every new septic system is tailored to the property’s specific needs and local health standards.

Precision in Shaping the Land: Our Excavation Services

Our comprehensive array of excavation services caters to both residential and commercial needs, exemplifying our pursuit of excellence. Whether initiating groundbreaking projects or refining land for development, our team of seasoned professionals is well-equipped to manage every facet of excavation. From meticulous site preparation and precise grading to trenching and foundation excavation, our services ensure seamless execution. With advanced equipment and attention to detail, we guarantee efficiency and accuracy.

Gravel Driveway Maintenance and Repair: Keep your driveway in top condition with our expert maintenance and repair services. From fixing potholes to leveling uneven surfaces, we ensure a smooth driving experience. Contact us for reliable driveway repairs.

Trenching Services: Precision trenching for utility installations and more. Our skilled team ensures accurate and efficient digging. For reliable trenching solutions, contact us today.

Grading and Resloping: Achieve the desired land contour with our grading and resloping services. From preparing surfaces for construction to improving drainage, we have you covered.

Erosion Control: Prevent soil erosion and protect your property with our erosion control measures. We implement effective solutions to safeguard your land.

Excavation Services: From site preparation to foundation excavation, our expertise covers all excavation needs. Trust us for precise and efficient excavation work.

Why Choose RTF LandWorks Septic and Excavation?

Choosing RTF LandWorks means partnering with a leader in septic system services in Orange. Our commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, and environmental stewardship sets us apart. With a deep understanding of local landscapes and regulations, we ensure 

that each project is completed with the utmost precision and professionalism.

FAQs on Excavation Services

There are several types of excavation techniques based on the specific purpose and scope of the project:

  • Cut and Fill Excavation: This involves removing soil from one area (cut) and using it to fill another area (fill). It’s commonly used for creating level surfaces for construction projects.
  • Trench Excavation: Trenches are narrow, deep excavations used for installing utility lines, pipelines, or cables. Trenches can be open-cut or trenchless, depending on the project’s requirements.
  • Basement Excavation: This type creates a large, deep hole to build below-ground structures like basements or parking garages.
  • Dredging: Dredging involves removing sediment or debris from bodies of water to deepen channels or create waterways.
  • Rock Excavation: This technique is used when the project involves removing rock formations. It requires specialized equipment for breaking and removing rock.
  • Channel Excavation: This is done to create or maintain drainage channels, ensuring proper water flow and preventing flooding.
  • Muck Excavation: Muck refers to wet, muddy, or sludgy soil. Muck excavation involves removing such materials from construction sites.

The choice of excavation type depends on factors like the project’s purpose, site conditions, environmental considerations, and the equipment available. Proper planning and expertise are crucial for successful excavation projects.

An erosion control system is a comprehensive approach designed to mitigate soil erosion and prevent the loss of valuable topsoil due to water runoff or wind. It encompasses a range of techniques, strategies, and practices aimed at stabilizing the soil, managing water flow, and preserving the integrity of landscapes.

Erosion control systems can include both structural and vegetative measures. Structural measures involve the installation of physical barriers such as silt fences, check dams, erosion control blankets, and retaining walls to slow water movement and trap sediment. Vegetative measures utilize the planting of grasses, shrubs, trees, and ground cover to create root systems that anchor the soil and reduce the impact of raindrops.

Effective erosion control systems are tailored to specific site conditions, slope gradients, soil types, and environmental considerations. They play a vital role in preserving soil fertility, preventing sedimentation in water bodies, maintaining infrastructure stability, and supporting sustainable land use practices. Proper planning, implementation, and maintenance of erosion control systems are essential for long-term soil conservation and environmental protection.

Frequently Asked Questions About Septic System Services

Common signs indicating a need for septic system repairs include slow-draining sinks and toilets, sewage backups in your home, unpleasant odors around the septic tank or drainfield, and unusually lush vegetation over the drainfield area. If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s essential to contact a professional immediately to avoid further damage or health hazards.

The frequency of septic tank pumping depends on several factors, including the size of your tank and the number of people in your household. Generally, it is recommended to have your septic tank pumped every 3 to 5 years. Regular pumping helps prevent sludge and scum from escaping the tank and clogging the drainfield, which can lead to system failure.

Yes, you can install a septic system in a small yard, but it may require an alternative septic system that accommodates limited space while still effectively treating wastewater. Technologies such as aerobic treatment units or mound systems are often suitable for smaller properties. Consulting with us can help determine the best solution for your specific property constraints and regulatory requirements.

To maintain the health and efficiency of your septic system, avoid flushing non-biodegradable items such as wipes (even those labeled “flushable”), feminine hygiene products, condoms, and dental floss. Additionally, avoid pouring grease, oils, paints, and chemicals down the drain as these can disrupt the bacterial balance in the tank and pollute your drainfield.

Regular maintenance practices that can help prolong the life of your septic system include conserving water to reduce the load on the system, regularly inspecting and pumping the septic tank, keeping trees away from the septic system to avoid root intrusion, and avoiding driving or parking vehicles on the drainfield which can compact soil and damage pipes.

Contact Us

Ready to discuss your septic system needs? Contact us today.  Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to provide you with expert advice and solutions tailored to your unique requirements.


    Robert Arnold
    A professional job done, in a cost effective, timely manor.
    Ricky Salinas
    Fantastic experience. Russell, the owner operator, is very professional, clean cut, communicative and has a beautiful set up. From his excavator to his truck. First rate team & equipment inevitably leads to a top notch service. Thank you RTF team. I will definitely use you again for my septic needs in the near future. That pump chamber leak aint gonna fix itself.
    Phil Gorman
    Russell and RTF did a fantastic job digging a four bedroom septic for us - would definitely hire them again!
    Amy H
    I am a Charlottesville Realtor and will use RTF Landworks for all of my future septic inspections and repairs. 5 stars all around!
    Chris Hale
    Russell is a true professional. You can't ask for a better person to do that task for you that you can't do. Even if I could do it, I would call Russell, because he treats your job as if it's his own and does a better job than I could ever do. His attention to detail, professionalism, and pride in his work shows. My driveway looks 10 times better, the entry wider, and depth of gravel perfect. I've used Russell for other jobs in the past, and like always, he's the best. Competitive prices, great work, and a great person to work with. Call RTF for all your outdoor needs, you won't regret it.
    Matthew Reynolds
    Russ is the man. Showed up fixed all my problems in a day. If you need help he’s the one you call.
    Patricia Bloomquist
    I will definitely be recommending this business to others. He was professional and very friendly. Did exactly what I needed done. Repaired my broken septic top and riser. A landscape company had run over it and crushed it. Perfect and quick repair. Always stayed in touch and was always on time and worked until job was done. I needed my shed to be graded in due to a slope in the area. He filled and graveled it so that there will be no erosion and made it look great too. Spread a drive to it also. I will be calling him again for my future project...more excavation needs done. Highly recommend this company !Posted 2 before pictures an d 2 afters of the shed part..
    Brian Moon
    They repaired a 20 yard length of sloped washed-out gravel driveway. Graded and reformed the road with crown to handle future runoff. Very professional, good communication. Good prices.
    Joseph Prestigiacomo
    Fast scheduling and thorough execution! RTF Landworks is who I will be calling for any future projects. Thank you so much for all you did!
    Chad Dillon
    RTF Landworks did a great job. They cleared an area approximately 25 x 100 feet of all roots and stumps to make it ready for paving. Very Professional. Highly recommended.
    Karen Ronnell
    Russell from RTF LandWorks came out and assessed our groundwater issue. We had water standing in our front yard after rain storms and it never seemed to dry. Russell quickly assessed the situation and recommended a few different options to correct the problem. Once I chose the option that best fit my needs Russell got to work right away. The job was completed quickly and he left no mess behind, he even reseeded the area with grass seed and put straw down. After the next rain storm our yard was dry as a bone! Great job!
    Lori Davis-Furr
    We had RTF Landworks trench and backfill several trenches in our yard for various things. They were professional, punctual and did an amazing job. I was very pleased with their services.
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