Drain fields are designed to let liquid from the septic tank be absorbed into the ground. The process allows solids in waste water to dissolve and break down in the tank, while the liquid exits from the tank through pipes reaching the drain field. Here, water leaves the pipes and enters the ground. Over time, the drain field can become damaged or clogged due to buildup of waste material. A full septic tank can sometimes overflow allowing solid waste and sludge to gain entry into the drain field. A clogged drain field cannot be snaked out and cleared like a regular drain pipe, however, there are some alternative steps that can be made to resolve the trouble:
Can you replace your own drain field?
Hypothetical speaking, yes you can replace your own drain field but it is unrealistic. A drain field replacement requires a large labor force, construction vehicles and tools, city permits and ecosystem repair. Trying to do all this work single-handedly is nearly impossible and would take months to complete. A professional contractor is required for the accomplishment of the job.