In-Ground Septic Installation On A New Property: What You Can Expect

If this is the first home you have ever built in a rural setting, you may be surprised by the fact that you will have to hire septic tank installation services. Living in a rural setting means that your waste has to be collected and dealt with, and since you are not close enough to have the waste channeled into the nearest city sewer system, septic systems are the only way to go. The septic installation process will begin around the time when your indoor plumbing is installed in the construction of your country home. Here is what you can expect.

The Contractor Measures Distance and Size and Secures a Septic Tank for You

The septic contractor will drive out to your property and measure the distance of the underground plumbing from the house to the approximate location of where the tank needs to go. This is the amount of septic pipe that needs to be installed so that waste and wastewater can travel from the house to the tank. Then the contractor will ask you about the number of bathrooms you have and how many people are expected to live in the home. This tells him or her what size of septic tank you need, and if you sign off on it, the contractor will find and purchase that size tank for you as part of his or her services and fees. 

Excavation Begins

As construction on your new home continues, the septic contractor returns with excavation vehicles and a crew. He or she will dig up a large portion of your yard where the septic pipes from the house and the tank will go, as well as the area for the drainage field. It will almost look like you are excavating to add on to the house being built; that is how much soil will be removed to complete the septic installation. 

The Pipes and Tank Are Installed

The main septic pipe from your house to the tank is installed. Then the tank is installed and connected to this long, wide section of pipe. When this part is complete, the plumbers installing the indoor plumbing and fixtures will be almost finished with the installation of toilets, sinks, and tub/shower units. 

The Leach Field and Pipes Are Installed

From the septic tank to a leach field, there is another set of pipes. These are connected to the tank and will aid the tank in emptying wastewater and urine. The leach field is underground several feet, so you will never smell or see this happening, and the waste is filtered through a thick layer of gravel to help slow the downward migration of the urine into the soil. When everything is in the ground, properly connected, and not leaking, the contractor's crew moves all of the removed soil back over the tops of the pipes, the tank, and the leach field. Your septic system is complete. 

Call a septic tank installation service for more information.