This evaluation does include septic tank(s) lid uncovering, so long as it can be done with a shovel and located properly with tools by the evaluator. In some instances, you may be responsible for your own unearthing if evaluator cannot located or remove soil. Sometimes landscaping impedes unearthing. Evaluator is not responsible for returning landscaping to found condition. Evaluator returns the soil to its location as best he can in the time allowed.