The Problem

Your septic system no longer works properly. Smelly water seeps up on to the lawn above your leach field when you have company, or do the weekly wash. Sewage might even be backing up into your house. The leach field for your septic tank is exhausted, and badly needs to be repaired or rejuvenated.


The Solution

Terraliff™ can provide a solution that is fast, effective and relatively inexpensive. In a few hours, years of life can be added to your septic system, without disturbing the turf.

Terralift is a patented system that represents a technological breakthrough in soil restoration. It solves a number of problems with your septic system - including compaction, saturation and improper drainage almost immediately. It does not use chemicals, and will not pollute your property.

A Bargain for You

The alternative to Terralift is the installation of a new leach field which is expensive and time consuming. Since heavy equipment is used, work cannot be done until the area above the septic system is dry. Then the area has to be dug up, a new system installed, and the soil and landscaping replaced - an operation taking a number of days and costing many thousands of dollars Terralift, on the other hand, is light enough to be driven on to the leach field and used immediately - even if the system is overflowing, and covered with water. It takes just one day. And you will be able to use your plumbing almost as soon as the operation is complete. It will not disturb your lawn. And it can save you thousands of dollars.

Terralift's Advantages

  • Unclogs your septic system without disturbing your lawn.
  • Performs faster, cleaner and easier than current methods. The work can be done even if the field is wet and you can use your plumbing almost immediately.
  • Reduces your cost, and gives new life to your septic system.
  • Terralift does not use chemicals, and it will not pollute your property.
  • Ideal for use in other areas where water is a problem, such as athletic fields.

Here is How it Works

Terralift™ uses a long, narrow probe and an integral pneumatic hammer to penetrate soil to depths of three to six feet - depending upon the depth of your leach field. It then forces air into the soil at a controllable rate using a special high pressure compressor creating a network of fissures and cracks which breaks up the biomat that has formed on the walls of the trenches and loosens compacted soil in the leach field as shown above.

Terralift adds a new dimension to the process by using a second tank and parallel system that simultaneously allows the injection of air and Polystyrene beads into the fissures and cracks that have been opened by the compressed air. This maintains the passages for the percolation of liquids away from the trenches.

Because air tends to follow the path of least resistance, both the air and the pellets will move horizontally and vertically upward through the soil.

The pellets keep air and water passages open to ensure proper leaching and transpiration on a long term basis. The operation is repeated every four feet (depending on soil conditions) around each of the leach field trenches as indicated in the diagram at the left.

About us

Johnson Environmental Services is a full service business located in Oakland Park, Florida. Services are performed daily in Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County.

The company performs expert service including the installation, pumping, jetting, cleaning, repair, inspection and modification of Septic Tanks, Drainfields, Grease Traps, Lift Stations, Sewer Lines and Storm Drainage Systems. Additionally, Johnson Environmental performs Video Pipe Inspection and the Rehabilitation of plumbing lines, sanitary sewer lines and storm drainage pipes.

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Johnson Environmental Services

4600 Powerline Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309