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What You Need to Know About Drain Field Installation

If you have a property where the sewer system is unavailable, you’ll need a septic system instead. For either new construction or as a replacement, you’ll need to become familiar with drain field installation as one component of that system. That’s not to say you need to become an overnight genius on the subject, but it will help you to know a bit, so you can ask the right questions and have the right expectations for the project. There are three main things you need to know about drain field installation, so you can feel in the loop and notice a potential issue.

  • Size – When you are discussing the drain field installation with your contractor, be sure to convey the information they need to accurately determine the size of drain field that will accommodate your family’s needs. Keep in mind not just your current household size but the future. While they will need to install the minimum size that code regulations dictate based on number of bedrooms, if you have, or plan to have, a larger family, you should discuss going with a larger septic tank and drain field.
  • Soil – The soil for your drain field installation should allow for proper drainage, so that wastewater doesn’t rise to the surface instead of draining into the surrounding soil.
  • Location – Code regulations dictate this aspect to large degree as well, but there is still wiggle room to select an area that will be safe for it. Discuss such things as future improvements such as a deck and where you have plans to plant trees or other landscaping, so they can choose a location that won’t be in harm’s way.

When you call us at Averett Septic Tank Co Inc., we take the time to address these issues, so you can enjoy the best drain field installation results possible. We have served the septic needs of Polk County, Florida since 1958. You can feel confident that you have an experienced company in charge.