Septic Tank Installation
Experienced and Skilled Septic Installers
Septic tank installations are simple yet labor-intensive processes. If not installed correctly, it can be seriously detrimental to your household and the environment. Incorrect installs are expensive and time consuming to fix. Your system must also pass inspection. SepTek installations always pass inspections on the first try. We’ve been in business for over 20 years. We know all the inspectors and what they look for. Our installers know the laws governing septic installations and maintenance like the backs of their hands. Unlike an inexperienced homeowner, we do not make mistakes. Call us for a free quote. Don't forget to check Angie's List for special offers.
Preferred Septic Tank Materials
Septic tanks utilize a simple gravity technology. The installation process is not complex. What makes the process challenging is the labor and equipment involved. If you are not attached to a sewage system, you will need a septic tank and soil absorption system. We can install a chamber made of fiberglass or PVC.
Many customers choose concrete because it is economical. However, concrete has a tendency to crack. Steel tanks are not recommended because of the high level of corrosion. Fiberglass and PVC are the most durable options. They are less likely to crack but experience structural damage due to their low weight.
Septic Tank Installation Process
The first step in this process is to contact the County Public Health office and obtain a permit. Next, we will call to schedule a marking of any utility and cable lines that may be at risk of damage due to improper excavation. Before installing your tank of choice, we will inspect it for any defects.
An excavator is used to dig up your property according to the tank’s size. We allow for an additional six to ten inches around the perimeter to accommodate backfill and readjustment. Your tank is never placed on a rock. Six to twelve inches of gravel is added to the hole to create a solid, level surface. The tank is then lowered and leveled into the ground, making sure that the inlet is slightly higher than the outlet. Once we have added sufficient backfill, the tank is covered.
Duration of the Installation
The toughest part of the installation is digging the hole. Fortunately, we have technology on our side and use heavy-duty excavators to get the job done quickly. Unless we encounter complications, the entire process will be done in a day or two, depending upon weather conditions. If you’d like SepTek to install a leach field, add a day to the process. Leach fields need more technical knowledge to install. We must first locate a suitable area that will benefit the environment. After locating the perfect spot, we begin by digging the trenches and connecting the components.
The cost of your septic tank installation depends upon the material chosen, location, size, complexity of the install, amount of excavation required, and permits. PVC is the most expensive option, and concrete is the least. If you are located in an area with soft soil, more effort is required to shore up the subgrade to prevent sinking and malfunction.
In certain cases, to avoid dangerous utility lines, we have to install the tank further than we’d like from the house. In these instances, more excavation is required. Larger tanks will require more digging. Contact us for a detailed price list. We offer discounts for multiple customers who choose our services in the same neighborhood.