The majority of homes in the U.S. use shared sewers systems, which are run and maintained by local governments. Septic tank installation is done privately, and as a result, it is the homeowner’s full responsibility to keep up and maintain their system. Without proper maintenance, your system will need replacement much sooner than a system’s typical lifespan, which is about 20-30 years. A septic system is generally made of up four essential parts: piping from the home to the tank, the actual septic tank, an element referred to as the drain field, and the soil.
Below is a basic outline for the steps involved in septic tank installation.
- Have the local health department inspect your new tank and issue a permit. This inspection and permit determine the tank specifications that are allowed.
- Using the details from the inspection, you can work with us to find the type of tank that will be the best fit for your home and property.
- It may be necessary to remove an old system before a new septic tank installation, but if it’s a new installation, there will need to be holes dug and piping laid down from your home to the tank and from the tank to the drain field.
- The final step is having the health department complete an inspection to ensure proper septic tank installation.
The cost for a septic tank installation varies and is generally determined based on the tank capacity required for the size of your home. You may also be able to save and use some parts from an old system, which could reduce your overall cost for installation. At Averett Septic Tank Co Inc., we are here to walk you through the process and to provide you with the essential maintenance to preserve your system’s longevity.