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Septic Tank Installation 101

Cottage and rural areas are where you will often find where septic systems are installed. Mainly because of moist soil, waterfront properties have a tendency to be more challenging in doing septic tank installation. Depending on the soil’s condition to which the tank is installed, the system might not work efficiently and effectively in treating wastewater and harmful bacteria may penetrate your system. It’s imperative to have good idea of what you’re doing when performing the installation. Don’t hesitate to call professionals whenever you are in doubt.

To get the permits needed and guidelines necessary, you should take a quick trip in the local municipal office. This includes what size of tank is ideal that could be determined by how many people in your household. Say that the municipal office is of no help, then you should get your property’s measurement and hire a house inspector.

It is integral that you finalize what type of tank you like. One of the most common options used are concrete but as time goes by, more and more people are using plastic tanks. Plastic tanks are easier to handle because they don’t breakdown overtime and lighter in weight.

You have to take into account where you would put the septic tank on your house. Home inspectors will help you in determining the distance required from the house, property lines, water frontage and the likes. Field bed is necessary as well because this is the place where wastewater is filtered. Its size must be something that is corresponding the size of your septic tank. It should be composed of proper sand or soil. See to it that you have the permits needed for construction as well otherwise, all the things you have done will turn to waste.

Just before you proceed with the project after getting the measurements, for the last time, hire a call inspector to double check everything. The inspector will request to perform a perc test or the test that will determine how long it takes for the water to filter in the soil. This is essential as it will tell if there are anything that has to be included or added in the soil to be able to prepare it for a successful septic tank installation. It’s now time to dig after getting a go signal from the perc test.

You have to hire the pros to come to your place and dig holes for the tank unless you yourself has the experience in performing septic tank installation. The tank will be lowered into the hole once it is dug. Make the base firmer by putting bit of rocks or gravel in it.

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