If you have been living in a home that is not connected to a public sewage system and relies on a septic system instead or if you have just bought such a property for a price that was attractive because of an aged septic system, here are somethings that you should know about what is involved with septic tank replacement.
What Is A Home Septic System?
A home septic system is practically a stand-alone system consisting of a large tank and a variety of pipes and that served the purpose of collecting the wastewater created in the household and performing the basic filtering work. These systems consist not only of the tank itself, but also of a variety of pipes that connect the plumbing fixtures in the home to the tank and some other mechanical components that perform the filtration.
How To Replace A Home Septic System
Recommended septic system contractors Loveland area pros tell us that the replacement of an old and inefficient septic system requires the lifting out of the old tank as well as of the old pipes, the creation of the holes and the trenches that are perfectly sized for receiving the new system components, then the installation of the new system and the process of backfilling and grading intended to restore the source surface. Ideally, the process is performed as a collaboration between the plumber and the excavation company.
The Tasks Involved
To replace the old septic system in your home, you first of all need to gain access to the old components. Your excavation company will help you remove the layer of soil, gravel and dirt that cover the tank and they will also excavate around the tank to allow for the removal. After the water supply is stopped all over the home, the tank is removed along with the pipes that lead up to it. The next step is the verification and usually the cleaning of the holes left behind by the removed components, followed by preparing the holes and trenches to receive the new components of the system. The holes and the trenches might be insulated before the new faces are put in.
When the hole for the tank and the trenches are ready and the pipes and the tank are put into place, your excavation company will move to the next phase: the backfilling. The process involves the filling of the areas that surround the tank with gravel or with other backfilling material up to the level where the tank and the pipes are covered and ready to receive the topmost layer of soil. The task of your excavation company will end when that topmost layer of soil is spread in the area that hides the septic tank and the pipes and when you can move on to the phase of landscaping. In this phase you can also decide to hire a landscape artist to create a flower bed or the garden area that you need, just make sure that the area is covered in a way that makes access relatively easy if any repair is needed.