GeoMat Drainfield System
Traditional products only utilize a small portion of the drainfield each time they dose.
GeoMat utilizes the entire system every time it doses.
GeoMat CRU files provide multiple design options for any application.
We are often asked if GeoMat can change a mound or at-grade to an inground. Quite often the answer is yes.
Bob Berceau, co-owner of New Septic Solutions, is a CST and licensed designer. Bob has designed hundreds of GeoMat systems.
If you need help getting started with our CRU files, or if a site has you questioning the best option to go with, contact us via telephone or text at 608-333-3610.
GeoMat is shipped via common carrier from from our warehouse in Casco, WI.
NSS has large quantities in stock, ready for immediate delivery.
Two day delivery anywhere in Wisconsin.
GeoMat is also available through the following distributors
Able Distributing Wausau
Preferred Pump Eau Claire
Quality Pump Madison
Rundle Spence Madison, New Berlin
Wieser Concrete Maiden Rock, Spooner
GeoMat combines three critical components to prevent saturated conditions
Shallow Burial Depth GeoMat ideal burial depth is 12" below the surface of the ground.
Even Dispersal The shape and entangled plastic membrane spread water across the mat.
Max. Oxygen Transfer Anaerobic bacteria can not exist in a dry, aerated environment.
Onsite Installer Magazine: May 2022
Title: Avoid Digging Deep When Designing Drainfields
Authors: Jim Anderson and Dave Gustafson
Credentials: Jim Anderson: Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota
Dave Gustafson: Member of the University of MN Onsite Wastewater Treatment Program.
Both are nationally recognized leaders in onsite wastewater treatment.
Excerpt: "Keeping the trenches shallow allows the trench bottom to be
located above the required separation distance from a limiting soil layer."
GeoMat is constructed so every dose utilizes the entire 39" wide mat.
The volume of wastewater per dose is less than 50 gallons.
Wastewater passes quickly through sand into the soil.
The result; better treatment in a smaller area
Over 2,000 GeoMat systems installed in Wisconsin since 2018. ZERO failures.
This can only happen when a product performs as designed.
GeoMat 2.0 load rate was proven in stringent NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) testing.
When a proprietary system is independently tested by NSF, the leaching system is
hydraulically loaded at the design loading rate every day. Odds of the design
loading rate happening daily in the real world is virtually zero.
The design loading rate used to load the leaching system includes a peak flow,
which includes a safety factor between 1.5 to 2 times the actual rate. In addition,
the NSF regime requires a high flow stress test be performed.
Three bedrooms: 70 lineal feet
Four bedrooms: 92 lineal feet
GeoMat sections can easily spliced together by placing a piece
fabric across the seams and tucking it under the sides of the GeoMat.
GeoMat is 39" wide by 1" thick
GeoMat comes in 100 ft. rolls
A roll is 36"x36"x 43" high and weighs 70 lbs.
A roll easily fits in the back of a pickup
Conventional gravity systems
Conventional dosing systems
Conventional pressurized systems
Regular mound systems
Split-bed mound systems
GeoMat Mound Component Manual: Revised in 2020 (Click to download)
GeoMat Inground Component Manual (Click to download)
GeoMat Inground Filter Revision Approval from DSPS (Click to download)
GeoMat originally required installing a gravity filter and a pressure filter.
Installing a gravity filter is no longer required.
GeoMat vs. EZflow Comparison
Below: Brian Gundy Septic Systems, Minocqua
2- bedroom inground pressure system installed in Oneida County
Mound lifespan is measured in fractions of an inch
Lateral orifices range in size from 1/8" to 5/16" in diameter. If only one orifice plugs, it creates uneven distribution.If a gravity effluent filter is pulled without pumping the septic tank first, solids will flow
through the bottom of the filter case into the pump chamber and out the force main into the laterals.
If a gravity filter is completely plugged, the water level has risen above the top of the filter. Everything
(solids, fats, oils, greases) floating above the top of the case will flood through the outlet into the pump chamber.
Every time the pump turns on and off, solids settle to the bottom of the lateral pipe(s) causing orifices
to plug. Plugged orifices cause uneven wastewater dispersal resulting in saturated, oxygen starved
conditions. The end result is reduced lifespan.
Understanding how septic systems fail
Septic systems fail when the soil becomes saturated with wastewater
Saturated soil causes oxygen starvation stopping the flow of air into the soil.
Saturated, oxygen starved ground creates anaerobic (does not need oxygen) bacteria.
Anaerobic bacteria produce a black, jelly-like permeable substance referred to as biomat.
As long as the ground remains wet, anaerobic bacteria will multiply in the oxygen-staved soil.
This effect will continue until the entire drainfield is covered with biomat causing the system to fail.
Understanding why septic systems fail
The EPA states "Most systems fail because of inappropriate design or poor maintenance...."
We respectfully disagree.
In Wisconsin, septic systems are overwhelmingly designed correctly.
In most instances, improper maintenance is due to property owners choosing to perform their own maintenance,
then neglecting to follow through.
Septic system failure is often attributable to one or more of the following:
Using more water than the system is designed to dispose or in a timely manner:
Using large quantities of water in a short period of time (see ClearFlow Filter).
Uneven wastewater dispersal
Pressurized systems are designed to utilize the enter drainfield every time they dose. They
do dose evenly from front to back, however they do not dose evenly from side to side.
Sand, stone and alternative products do not significantly disperse water away from the point of contact.
This causes hydraulic jetting, which creates saturated conditions at the point of contact. As a result, a biomat
forms at the interface of the orifice and the medium. This is why so many failed mound systems are completely
dry with no biomat buildup on the sides of the mound.
Six bedroom split-bed mound installed in Franklin by Klein Excavating & Septic, Helenville
The system has four cells; each cell is 45' long x 39" wide
It was designed by Nick Klein with an assist from Bob Berceau of New Septic Solutions.
The owners wanted to minimize size, limit loss of vegetation and be inconspicuous.
Below: 3-bedroom mound installed in St. Croix County by Tom Wang Excavating, River Falls