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Where Should a Septic Tank be Placed?

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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

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Jim is a true professional who worked with me over months to identify and correct septic field problems. His positive attitude and helpful discussion in resolving issues is the best I found.

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Mike and Shane came out and did an outstanding job on replacing our septic pump. Same day service - and they came out on a Friday evening! Mother's day would not have been very happy if they didn't save the day. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

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We had our septic tank pumped and baffle tee replaced. The guys were on time, respectful and quick. They cleaned up very well after the job and even fluffed our pine straw to perfection!! We'd recommend these guys without hesitation.

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Michael and Shane did an awesome job. Had to pump the septic,install a new baffle tee and tail out line. Very little yard displaced. Will definitely use Septic Service Pro again. Very pleased.

Chodell

We live in Dawsonville. The crew that came out was very professional. The company owner explained to me the value and the many details about the septic that I did not know, that is why I chose them in the first place. Excellent service. R.McGary

Remltc

Jim and his crew installed a new leech field for us quickly and professionally at a very reasonable cost. They handled all of the permitting and inspections and completed the work in a timely manner. Would recommend them to anyone.

Jem30534

Michael and assistant pointed out a leaking toilet that I didn't know I had (saved me $ there!). They also disturbed very little of the yard to get to the tank. Not the super cheapest but no hard upsell when they got here. Very pleased.

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The team was efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and FAST to arrive. The bill was extremely reasonable for the work needed to be done. I would HIGHLY recommend Septic Service Pro.

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These guys were amazing. Jim and Mike came when they said they would, did the job, explained everything they did. Very courteous,and professional. I am a handicapped person and felt extremely comfortable with them at my home. Thank you!!!!!

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