If you’re considering a septic system installation, there’s a good chance that you have done a lot of research.
But have you ever thought about the how septic tanks are installed?
Of course, that’s not to say that you can head to the hardware store and throw together a septic system. The process is complex and involves many an experienced eye and special equipment.
Yet, learning about the installation process has its perks. It will enable you to understand how the entire system operates. This way, you’ll have the knowledge to prevent and find problems before they even begin!
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A SEPTIC SYSTEM INSTALLATION
A septic tank installation isn’t as simple as digging a hole and buying a tank.
First, you’ll need to have a septic system professional evaluate your property. They’ll inspect the soil and determine if hills, slopes, or nearby bodies of water will affect the system. This is especially important if you want to install a septic tank in Arizona, as our beautiful state has unique soil.
The technician can also recommend the best location and type of septic system. These aspects will impact the final design and installation.
After obtaining these details, you can apply for the appropriate permits. However, keep in mind that the requirements and regulations are different for every state, city, and county. Check with
your local government.
Once you have received the required permits, you are ready for a septic tank installation!
SEPTIC TANK INSTALLATION STEPS
The septic company digs a hole that is 2 feet larger on each side than the septic tank. The depth of the hole is determined by the drop from the house. This should accommodate how wastewater in the pipes will naturally flow into the tank.
Excavation also includes setting the pipe slope. These field lines should not be too sloped, as this can lead to early tank failure.
The next step is to add the pipes. This entails drilling holes in the building and connecting pipes to the building drains with watertight connections. The requirements for sizes and measurements for these pipes may differ in each town, but generally, the pipes should not be smaller than the drains that they’re connected to.
Additionally, the pipes are set at the same slope. Septic tank technicians have different techniques and equipment to ensure that the pipes are level.
3.SEPTIC TANK PLACEMENT
Before the last pipe is installed, the septic provider checks the hole’s depth and levels out the bottom. Again, different equipment and techniques can be used for this step.
The septic tank is then placed in the hole.
To hold the pipes steady, drain rock is placed around them. Depending on your local government, there may be a requirement for gravel size. Your septic system provider will know the approved drain rock and other materials.
Now that all the pieces are in place, it’s time to conceal the pipes and tanks. This might entail adding materials such as straw or building paper first. Afterward, the septic company covers up the area with soil.
PARADISE VALLEY SEPTIC IS READY TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR SEPTIC NEEDS.
Remember, even if you are the handy type, knowing how septic tanks are installed isn’t enough to do it yourself. It’s a dangerous task if you don’t have the proper training and equipment. And if you want to avoid problems down the (septic) line, installation needs to be done by a pro.
Moreover, there’s a long list of rules and regulations. Luckily for you, Paradise Valley Septic has been serving the Phoenix Valley and Arizona for more than 50 years. You can be sure that our technicians know a thing or two about state guidelines and working with Arizona soil.