How Septic Tank Installation is Done?
Cottage and rural areas are where you will often find where septic systems are installed. Waterfront properties however are more challenging when doing septic tank installation mainly because of moist soil. 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. Having a good idea of what you’re doing when carrying out the installation is imperative. Don’t hesitate to call professionals whenever you are in doubt.
Taking a quick trip to local municipal office has to be made for you to acquire the necessary permits and guidelines. This will help you know what tank size is best to use which can be determined by checking the number of people who are in your house. 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. The most common option here is concrete but plastic tanks are also slowly growing in popularity. Plastic tanks are lighter in weight and at the same time, they last longer as well.
Another thing to be considered is where you will place the septic tank. Home inspectors have the ability of figuring out the proper distance from your house to the tank, property lines, the water frontage and so on. A field bed will be necessary or the place to which the wastewater will be filtered. Its size must be something that is corresponding the size of your septic tank. Make sure that it has the appropriate soil or sand. 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 will show if there’s anything that should be added to the soil in prepping the septic tank installation. It’s now time to dig after getting a go signal from the perc test.
Unless you’ve had experience in doing septic tank installation on your own, you must hire pros to come to your place in order to dig holes for the tank. And when they are done digging, the next thing to do is lowering the tank to the hole. Make sure that it is leveled by shoveling it by small amount of gravel or rock which will make the base firmer.