A septic system is an integral part of your home's sewer elimination strategy when your property is not connected to city sewers. And with the septic system installed, you want to make sure it is going to be installed in the right position and with the right process to make sure it works as it needs to. Here are some recommendations for you to plan for installation and place your septic tank and system within your yard.
Know Where to Place the Tank
The location of your septic tank is an important detail in a successful system because the tank's position needs to enable sewage waste to easily move from your home but not be too close to your foundation or get in the way of nearby water wells. The tank is usually recommended to be placed at least ten feet from your home. A waste drainage pipe that is too long is putting your system at risk of a clog or line damage between your home and the tank.
You should always have local underground utilities marked over the surface of your property before you dig into the soil of your yard for the tank hole excavation. Make arrangements for your local utility technicians to mark the lines at least a couple weeks before you plan to dig.
Also look for a relatively level area in your yard for the tank placement, which will help prevent flooding to the tank if water were to pond over the surface soil. And you should also look for a site that is free of large vegetation and trees to prevent root damage to the tank.
Find an Optimal Leach Field Location
The leach field on your septic system needs to be placed in the right position and it needs to be installed right. Otherwise, you will end up with sewage backing up into your home or waste saturating the soil of the site and causing a health hazard to the property. The leach field needs to be installed in the right type of soil, which should promote good drainage.
You can arrange for a percolation test of your potential site's soil to make sure it has adequate drainage. Look for soil that contains more sandy elements and is not full of clay or rock. And avoid soils that are filled with more gravel because this can cause the wastewater to drain too quickly and can cause flooding.
To learn more, contact a septic tank installation service.