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What Happens During a Septic System Installation?

Posted by ADB Septic on May 3, 2019

septic system installationIf you’re building a house or business in an area without access to a sewage system, one of the steps of construction will include installing a septic system. Septic system installation is a big process, and an important step in having your property functioning properly. If you’ve never had a septic system installed before, you might not know what to expect. To find out what to do to prepare for your installation, click here to find out. To learn about what to expect during your septic system installation, read the blog post below.

Evaluating Your Property

Before the process of installation can begin, the site of installation must be evaluated. A site evaluator will check the soil and make sure it is the right consistency for a septic system. He or she will excavate soil profile holes to ensure that the area is suitable. The evaluator will check the consistency of the soil for appropriate drainage in the drain field and appropriate depth to bury the septic tank. The evaluator will also determine the most optimal potential areas for the drain field.

Designing the Layout

After an evaluator has decided that the site is optimal for a septic system, an engineer will design the system. He or she will determine the best type of septic system for your property, the proper size, and the most optimal layout. This plan will include the best placement for the drain field and septic tank. While creating this plan, the engineer will take care to meet all TCEQ and Connecticut standards to ensure that the system complies with all proper standards and regulations.


Once the design is complete, it must be approved. The local health department and local authorities must inspect the plans and ensure that they will meet all necessary standards and regulations. They will make sure the layout has been created properly and that drainage and wastewater treatment will not lead to any contamination of groundwater. Once the plan has been approved, the local health department will issue a permit to discharge, allowing the installation to begin.


Once the designs have been approved and the proper permits have been issued, your septic services company can install your system. A licensed installer will install your system. There are two types of licenses your installer might have. An Installer 1 license will be able to install simple systems such as a standard system. An Installer 2 system can install all types of septic systems, including more complicated ones such as aerobic systems. When you use a septic services company for the process, they will ensure that the installer with the proper license handles your installation.

The technician will then dig into your ground, following the plans laid out by the engineer, to install your tank. They will install the tank next to or below the area determined optimal for the drain field to ensure proper drainage and water filtration. They will install all parts of the system, including the pipes that will connect back to the plumbing in your home. 

Learning About Your System

After your system is installed, the installer will make sure that everything is working properly. If there are any issues, he or she will repair them before leaving the installation site. Once the system is working properly, your installer or another member of your septic services company will explain to you how your system works. He or she will provide you with important instructions such as proper maintenance and which items can and cannot be flushed down the toilet. Before leaving you with your new system, your septic services company will ensure that you fully understand your system and how to use it.

Creating a Maintenance Plan

As soon as you get your tank, you should create a plan for maintenance. Get your tank inspected once per year to ensure everything is working properly. Create a pumping schedule to make sure that your tank never over fills. In general, septic tanks should be pumped every 3-5 years, but this number can vary slightly based on your home’s usage. When you create your septic system’s maintenance plan, don’t be afraid to call in a professional septic services company to make proper suggestions and get you set up with a regular schedule.

ADB Septic | CT Septic System Installation

A.D.B. Construction & Septic Corp. is a septic services business in Manchester, CT. We proudly serve residential and commercial customers all over Hartford County and beyond with a full slate of services. With over 20 years of experience, we have completed countless projects of all scopes and sizes. Needless to say, there is nothing we can’t do when it comes to septic tanks, sewer systems, drains, and more.

Our business is committed to meeting your needs and completing your job with the utmost professionalism and precision. We put your satisfaction, safety, and comfort at the forefront of our priority list. When you hire us, you can achieve complete peace of mind.

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