It can be difficult to install a septic system if the soil condition is not ideal. Take for example, properties on the waterfront. The soil on these properties are moist so the system may not be as efficient in treating the wastewater, and harmful bacteria may enter your system. It is very important that you understand what you are doing when installing a septic system. You need to call a licensed professional if you have any doubts.
If you are going to install a septic system, make sure that you get the necessary permits and guidelines from your municipal office. It is important that the size of your tank is the right one. The number of persons in the household determines the size of the tank. If you need to measure the size of the tank for your property, you need to seek the help of a home inspector.
Next, you decide on what type of tank you want. Concrete is the most common choice. Also increasing in its popularity are plastic tanks. 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. You can seek the help of a home inspector to determine the distance required from your house, property lines, and water frontage, etc. It is also required to have a field bed. The filtering of wastewater is done in the field bed. The size of the field bad and the size of the septic has to correspond. The field bed needs to have proper soil or sand. If it important to get proper construction permits so that your efforts are not wasted.
When digging a hole for your septic tank, hire professionals to do it. When the hole is dug, the septic tank is lowered into the hole. The septic tank has to be level so bits of rock or gravel should be shoveled in to firm the base into place. The field bed has to be dug out to the specifications established by the inspector.
Lay out PVC pipes so that it can connect the home plumbing system to the septic system. The connections have to be tight so that there are no leaks. When the system is connected and fully sealed, you should test your work by flushing the toilet to see 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. Then fill the tank with water according to the septic tank manufacturer’s instructions. Do not fill up the septic tank so that it will not burst.
Make sure you let people with experience to install the septic tank. For proper installation, call the professionals.