It can be difficult to install a septic system if the soil condition is not ideal. Properties on the waterfront can have this problem. Because of the moist soil, it can have an inefficient system in treating wastewater, and harmful bacteria can easily enter the system. When installing a septic system, you should understand what you are doing. You need to call a licensed professional if you have any doubts.
First of all, you will need to acquire permit and guidelines from the authorities in order to install a septic system. You need to have the right sized tank. The size is determined by the number of persons in the household. So what you need to do is to measure the size for your property and then ask a home inspector to help.
Next, you decide on what type of tank you want. The most common choice is concrete. You can also use plastic tanks which are getting very popular today. These plastic tanks can easily be handled since they are lighter in weight and they do not break down over time as fast as concrete does.
Now, you need to put your septic tanks in the best place. The best person to be able to measure that distance required from your home, property lines, etc., is a home inspector. It is also required to have a field bed. The filtering of wastewater is done in the field bed. The size of the field bad and the size of the septic has to correspond. It is important that proper soil or sand is on your field bed. It is important that you have proper construction permits.
When digging a hole for your septic tank, hire professionals to do it. You then lower the septic tank into the hole. In order for the septic to be level, shovel bits of rock or gravel in so that the base is firm in place. The field bed is then dug according the inspector’s specifications.
Lay out PVC pipes so that it can connect the home plumbing system to the septic system. To avoid leaks, the connections have to be tight. After the system is connected and fully sealed, test for leaks by flushing the toilet.
The septic tank and pipes then has to be covered with soil, leaving the hatch uncovered for access for water or maintenance. Then fill the tank with water according to the septic tank manufacturer’s instructions. You should not fill the tank to prevent it from bursting.
Make sure you let people with experience to install the septic tank. Call in the professionals so that it can be installed properly.