A Guide to Septic Tank Installation
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 condition of the soil to which the tank will be installed, the system might not be able to work effectively and efficiently in treating wastewater, causing harmful bacteria to get inside 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.
Taking a quick trip to local municipal office has to be made for you to acquire the necessary permits and guidelines. This will include what size of tank is best that can be determined by the number of people in your household. If the municipal office is not of help, then you better get measurement of your property and call for a house inspector.
You have to decide on what kind of tank you want to have. A very common option used here is concrete but plastic tanks are gradually gaining popularity. Plastic tanks are easier to handle because they don’t breakdown overtime and lighter in weight.
The placement of septic tank on the property should be considered too. 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.
As you have made the measurements, make it a point that you’ve called a house inspector to double check everything before you start with anything. What the inspector will do is request a perc test or the kind of test that is done in figuring out the amount of time for the water to filter the soil. This determines if anything should be added to the soil to prep it for septic tank installation. The moment that the perc test gets an approval, the time to dig can now push through.
Unless you can do the septic tank installation yourself, you should be hiring experts to dig holes for your tank. 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.