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What You Need to Know Before Having a Septic Tank Installed

Posted by ADB Septic on September 13, 2019

Installing a septic tank is not a simple process, so you want to make sure you get it right the first time. Although professionals like ADB Construction and Septic can help walk you through the correct procedure for planning and installing your septic tank, being proactive and having the necessary information ready can speed up the installation process. Whether you just bought a home or are thinking of adding a new septic tank to your existing property, here are a couple of things you should consider first.


Drain Field Location

The drain field is a critical part of any fully-functioning septic system. Used to eliminate waste and impurities from the water discharged from your septic tank, drain fields rely on microbes around the area to deal with organic or biodegradable materials. When choosing where to place your drain field, try to find a low elevation area located just below where your septic tank will be positioned. In order for water to flow from your septic tank to the drain field naturally, it has to be able to utilize gravity. If you decide to situate your drain field at an elevated area, then you will have to invest in a lift station or pump to propel the water towards the drain field.

You should also make sure to pick an open area of land (with the right kind of soil) that you do not plan on using for your drain field. After it is installed, the section of land above it will be unusable. Structure foundations can interfere with the efficiency of the drain field and cause clogs. Even plants cannot be allowed to grow on this drainage area, as their roots can block perforated pipes and cause the wastewater to either flood the field or back up in your sinks and toilets.

Septic Tank Size

Septic tank size is usually decided based on the total number of rooms and residents in your home. However, depending on your typical water usage and which water-using appliances are being used, your household may require a larger septic tank. It is important to keep in mind that some residential neighborhoods have special regulations concerning just how large or small a tank you can install. The best policy is to always check with your local permit office before installation to determine whether or not your area has specific septic tank size regulations.

ADB Septic | CT Septic System Installation Services

Need a new septic tank installed? ADB Septic is here to help! Once an approved plan is put in place, we can install your septic system per the Connecticut technical standards. Your new septic system will also be inspected by the local health department before receiving a permit to discharge.

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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Topics: Drain Field, Soils for Drain Fields, Septic System Installation, Drain Field Installation, Septic Tank Drain Field, Septic System Installation Process, Septic Tank Location

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