Important Information about "New"
Vermont Septic Laws!
That you must be aware of if you
plan to Buy, Sell or Build
in Alpenwald Village, Vermont.
All lots in Alpenwald Village require their own Septic System and Well
and must be Certified by a VT Civil Engineer with a Test Pit and/or a Perc Test
report and septic/lot design if the lot is to be developed. (If lot is only to
be a buffer lot then no testing is required) All lots tested now and actual construction
finished including a house built by July 1st 2007 will not require a replacement
field or state permits. After July 1st, 2007 all lots will be subject to
the new VT septic laws requiring a replacement field and state permits that a
1 acre lot may or may not accommodate and therefore may not be not buildable.
Even if you have an engineers report and septic design prior to July 1st, 2007
and have not yet built , you will still need to have the lot recertified with
a replacement field (if one is not included) and local and state permits issued
before you start construction. Selling of your lot and/or building of your lot
in Vermont after July 1st, 2007 will become much more difficult and costly. Therefore
if you are planning to buy, sell or build in Alpenwald Village
before July 1st 2007 you may wish to consider having your lots tested sooner
than later and start construction of your vacation home or selling of your lot.
* A tested lot
that is certified buildable increases your
property value more than a lot that has never
been tested. A lot with a septic design including
a replacement field increases your value even
more if you are planning to sell or build.
A lot not tested or certified may not hold
any value for future sale or development.
Wouldn't you like to know if the lot that
you are buying is buildable?
* TIP Development
will again be conducting Test Pits and/or
Perc Test on select lots in Alpenwald Village,
Vermont in the Spring of 2006 and would like
to offer you the opportunity to also conduct
a Test Pit and/or Perc Test on a lot -please
let us know.
Pit: Conducted by a VT Certified Engineer (Recommended if your planning
to buy sell or build)
To determine if the lot is buildable
with a recommended VT septic system.
Process: Locating your lot from original
survey maps, staking out lot front boundaries, placement of sign with your name
and lot number on lot. Complete inspection and evaluation of the lot by walking
the lots to determine if the next step is required. If the Engineer determines
the lot suitable for soil testing then the next is to clear a path way through
the wooded lot (cutting brush & small trees only) and proceed to dig 2/3 holes
6/7 feet deep (using a mini excavator). Testing of soil and water levels by a
VT certified civil engineer. Preparation and issuance of a final certified report
based on the engineers final evaluation.
Note: All testing by our engineer
is certified to meet the new Vermont septic laws.
Test & Septic Design: Conducted by a VT Certified Engineer
process is required along with a test pit if you are planning to build on your
lot now or in the future)
Test pits are first done to determine if lot is buildable
If buildable then a perc test and topography can be performed on the lot to determine
the type of septic system required. Then a septic system/lot design is produced
by the Civil Engineer. (This is required for septic and building permits)
After a test pit process has been completed! Digging of 2/3 holes 4/6 feet deep
are required to test the percolation levels of water into the soil, survey of
lot topography to determine final lot layout and septic design which is then prepared
by the engineer. This design is required in order to obtain septic & building
permits and excavation of the lot for construction and building of a home on the
lot. Note: All testing by our engineer is certified to meet the new Vermont septic
laws. Design requires a 4/6 week waiting period.
Lots developed and construction finished including a house built before July 1st,
2007 does not require a replacement field or state permits. Lots developed and
construction to begin after July 1st 2007 will require a replacement field and
State & local permits and state inspections by a state engineer. The engineers
report will state is the lot is buildable and if a replacement field is possible
or not and include recommendations.
you are interested in having your lot tested
in please let us know
ASAP in order to put you on a schedule.
Contact & Address
6802 Main Street
PO Box 209
Readsboro, VT 05350
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Disclaimer: TIP Development
is not affiliated or associated with Alpenwald
Village, inc . and is not authorized to
speak for, make arrangements with or enter
into any agreement for or on behalf of AVI.
AVI does recognize TIP Development as an
authorized Developer and General Contractor
and Builder of Log Homes in Alpenwald Village.