C'est la vie. We will take it as it comes and make it work somehow. This will just make the financials much more interesting. But we've already figured out how to make it work, even if we do have to cover the whole cost.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Well, we knew it was bound to happen sometime. We're most likely screwed. The septic inspection was today and it FAILED! Big time. Since we agreed to purchase 'as is' we will probably have to cover the cost of replacing it ourselves. Our realtor is going to give theirs a call tomorrow anyway, since the owner 'assured' us that the septic was fine. Even though we had a copy of the original certification by the health department stating that it was only a 1000 gallon tank he said "I don't know where you got your information but it is a 1500 gallon tank and it's fine!" Well, it was neither. It is only 1000 gallons and is a homemade cinder block tank that has failed and is most likely leaking. So he gave us misleading information. We're not hoping that they will pay for the replacement but we would really like it if they would split the cost with us. Not only does the tank need replaced but the entire leach field as well and that adds up. I'm not going to hold my breath that the owners will play nicely since they already came down so far but if they don't I'm not going to give them my business, even if they are the closest vets to us. Maybe I'm being a bit petty but I don't like being lied to. There is no way that tank got that bad since the last time it was pumped in 2005 so they most likely knew that it would need replaced. GRRR. We were ok with replacing the well pump because it is underpowered and we want a bit more water pressure but the entire septic system... sigh.