How Septic Tank Installation is Done?
Septic systems are usually installed in rural areas as well as cottages. Mainly because of moist soil, waterfront properties have a tendency to be more challenging in doing septic tank installation. Depending on the condition of the soil where the tank will be installed, the system might not be as efficient and effective in treating wastewater as well as harmful bacteria might enter your system. It’s integral that you have a great idea of what you are doing when doing 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.
You should decide on the type of tank you wish to have. 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 have the ability of figuring out the proper distance from your house to the tank, property lines, the water frontage and so on. 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. Be sure that you don’t forget to have the appropriate construction permits or everything you’ve done will turn into waste.
As soon as you’ve made the measurements, be sure that you have the house inspector to double check everything before you finally get started. An inspector will be requesting for a perc test or the test performed to see how long will it take for the water to filter in the soil. This determines if anything should be added to the soil to prep it for 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 sure that it is leveled by shoveling it by small amount of gravel or rock which will make the base firmer.