The best soil conditions are gently sloping land that is thick and permeable to allow for deep water tables. The soil should not be saturated or wet to touch. In some cases, a pump is needed to get to these soil conditions to provide optimal drainage.
Because of the over 400 different kinds of soil we have here in NC, one lot of land can have several different types of soil in it. It is best to obtain an Improvement Permit before picking a site to build on. If an IP is obtained, you will then need a Construction Authorization before a Building Permit can be issued.
This is to help outline most questions, but please feel free to call us if you have any other concerns or questions. Jim's Liquid Waste is here to help you understand the importance of your septic system and how, if done properly, it will not harm our environment and will work well for you, the homeowner, for years to come.