Don’t Rely Only on the Percolation Test

Though they’ve fallen out of favor for soil evaluation, percolation tests remain a good assessment tool when combined with other on-site observations.
Don’t Rely Only on the Percolation Test
A soil sample shows the distinct mottled appearance of redoximorphic features indicating periodic saturation at this depth.

This is the last in a series of four columns on site evaluation based on our presentations at the last Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo in February.

One of the tools used for site evaluations in the past is the percolation test. This test has fallen into disfavor to...

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