An Overview Of Septic Tank Installation


One of the things that determines how efficient, safe, and durable a septic system becomes is the quality of its installation. Therefore, if you are planning to install such a system, you should be aware of the steps involved in the overall design and installation so you can make sure it is done right. Here is a brief overview of the steps your chosen contractor will use to install your septic system:

Site Survey and Design

The installation of a septic system typically begins with the survey of the site and the design of the system to be installed. This makes sense because a septic tank cannot just be installed in any place, and the drain field must be carefully chosen as well. For example, you need a fairly large drain field if the soil is semi-permeable, and the drain field must not be located next to a well or the tank cannot be installed. The design will take into consideration various factors, including the number of bedrooms in the house, in order to determine the expected load capacity of the waste.

Permit Application

Once a suitable site has been chosen and the septic system has been designed, it is time to move to phase two: the application for the installation permits. The body responsible for the permit, typically the local environmental protection arm of the government, will evaluate your design and determine whether it is adequate. In particular, you need to assure the authorities that you will not be contaminating the environment with waste.


You only have the right to excavate the location of the septic tank once you have been given the permit -- essentially the go-ahead from the government. You have to dig a hole big enough for the selected septic tank size and also excavate channels for the inlet and outlet pipes, as well as any other necessary connections.


The next step is to insert the septic tank into the hole and attach the necessary connections. The installation must be handled by a professional to ensure the slope of the inlet pipe is enough for it to empty waste into the tank effectively. The outlet pipe, on the other hand, should slope away from the tank so that waste can flow out of it efficiently. After that, you just have to cover up the tank and pipes, mark the location of the tank (for future repair and maintenance needs), and you are done.

These are all things that experienced contractors routinely handle. Therefore, you have nothing to worry about as long as you are dealing with the right contractor. For more information, you can contact companies like Plumb-It Inc.


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My homes have always had either copper or PVC plumbing pipes. But when my plumbing system needed an overhaul last spring, I wanted a piping system for my home that I could work on myself when needed. There were a lot of good reasons to choose PEX piping, but my favorite thing about the PEX piping is that it's easy to work with, even if you're a beginner like me. Now I can make small repairs myself instead of calling the plumber every time I have a minor leak or other small problem. I still call the plumber for the big stuff, but it's more affordable now that I can take care of small issues myself. I started this blog to help others learn how they, too, can do DIY plumbing repairs at home.