Where Should a Septic Tank be Placed?
Building a new home is pretty exciting. You get to start from scratch, choosing materials and colors that suit your style. You can customize a home and the landscape outside to suit the individual needs of your family. Yet, one of the “not so glamorous” things to choose is where a septic tank should be placed. While it may not impress anyone to know where your septic system is located on your property, there are several factors that need to be considered before deciding on the right spot to install a new septic system.
First Things First
The very first thing that needs to be done before a septic system is installed is to contact your local regulating agency to review your area’s installation process. Your builder or contractor will need to apply for the necessary permits.
Consider Your Terrain
Ideally, a septic tank should be placed on level ground. If possible, the tank should be placed on high ground in order to avoid flooding and seeping. It will be important that you look around and avoid steep slopes or areas of dense tree roots that can damage your entire system.
Plan for Your Drain Field
The tank itself is not the only feature of a septic system. A drain field, also called a leach field, acts like a giant soil filter. The quality of the soil is an important factor in determining where a septic system can be placed. The best type of soil is absorbent soil that is sandy. It is crucial to avoid areas of dense clay – and in Georgia, that is often difficult to do. The soil may have to be prepped to create a suitable environment for a septic system.
Unfortunately, not all septic tanks are placed appropriately. At Septic Service Pro, our experienced technicians support all of your septic system needs. Contact us for a free estimate or to schedule an appointment.
Posted on behalf of Septic Service Pro