Unlike city sewage systems, which require homeowners to rely on (and pay) for service, septic tanks are an individual investment. What you put into your septic system determines how well it functions over time, and affordable, reliable septic tank installation is vital to a well-functioning septic system for those living outside the reach of city sewer lines. Our professionals at Sauer Septic will go above and beyond to ensure your septic tank installation is high-quality and top-notch.
What are some of the most important aspects of septic tank installation?
- Permits. Septic tank installation requires a permit because improper installation can affect the groundwater of the entire area and potentially cause health hazards to anyone else living nearby.
- The type of septic tank. There are a few types of septic tanks to select from, including conventional systems and aerobic treatment units (ATUs).
- Soil type. In order for water to properly drain through, the soil needs to be of a certain kind. Gravel and sand are more helpful for drainage than clay. Any type of soil needs to be fine enough to allow effluent to flow through without causing a blockage in the septic system.
- Size. This will depend on how many people you have in your household and your water usage. If there is a large amount of water being used daily, the septic system needs to be bigger.
- Landscaping. Remember that trees and shrubs should never be planted directly over or near the septic tank. Roots can grow into the tank or pipes and cause damage to the system. Also avoid building decks, driveways, or porches within five feet of the septic tank installation.