Septic systems are usually installed in rural areas as well as cottages. Waterfront properties however are more challenging when doing septic tank installation mainly because of moist soil. 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 imperative to have good idea of what you’re doing when performing 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 will include what size of tank is best that can be determined by the number of 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.
It is integral that you finalize what type of tank you like. 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.
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. Make sure that it has the appropriate soil or sand. 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. 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. Once the perc test has gotten an approval, then that is the time when you should push through with the digging.
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.