Septic installation can be very challenging when the condition of the soil is not so favorable. Take for example, properties on the waterfront. The efficiency in treating wastewater will not be good and your system can increase in harmful bacteria that are able to enter it. It is important that there is great knowledge in septic tank installation before doing it. You need to call a licensed professional if you have any doubts.
Getting the necessary permits and guidelines from authorities to install a septic tank system is very important. You need to have the right sized tank. You should get a tank that corresponds to the number of people in your household. If you need to measure the size of the tank for your property, you need to seek the help of a home inspector.
Another decision you need to make is the type of tank you want. Concrete is the most common choice. You can also use plastic tanks which are getting very popular today. These plastic tanks can easily be handled since they are lighter in weight and they do not break down over time as fast as concrete does.
Next is to find a place where you will put your septic tank. A home inspector will be very helpful to determine this place and to measure the distance required from your house, property lines, etc. A field bed will also be required. This is the place where the waste water can be filtered. The size of the field bad and the size of the septic has to correspond. The proper soil or sand should be on your field bed. If it important to get proper construction permits so that your efforts are not wasted.
You should hire a professional to come to your property to dig the hole for the septic tank. You then lower the septic tank into the hole. In order for the septic to be level, shovel bits of rock or gravel in so that the base is firm in place. The field bed is then dug according the inspector’s specifications.
Then the PVC pipes are laid out that will connect your home plumbing system to the septic tank. The connections have to be tight so that there are no leaks. Flushing the toilet after the system is connected and fully sealed, will help determine if there are any signs of leaks.
Even if you will cover your septic tank and pipes with soil, there has to be an uncovered hatch so that there is access for water and maintenance. The tank should be filled with water according to the manufacturer of the septic tank. You should not fill the tank to prevent it from bursting.
Only an experienced person can install a septic tank. For proper installation, call the professionals.