If you have a piece of property you plan on building on but there are no municipal sewer lines near it, you are going to need to have a septic system installed to take care of your liquid and solid wastes. The entire system will include a septic tank and drainage field so your wastes can be stored, biodegraded, and filtered before seeping into the groundwater. As you are seeking out a company to create and install the system, there are a few things you should do before anything gets started.
It is important that the soil on your property will be able to accept and filter the liquid wastes without backing up into your lawn or even into your bathtub. The way to do this is with a soil or perk test. Usually, a county official will come to the property to perform the test and make sure the soil will drain the liquids fast enough. If there is a problem, do not worry, there are a number of ways to fix things. Talk with the county agent and a septic system company to devise the best solution to your problem.
Clear the Area
A large hole is going to be excavated for the septic tank. In addition, a trench for the drain field will need to be dug. Once the place for the system has been determined, make sure it is clear of everything. You make need to have some trees or bushes removed. If the property is fenced, a portion of it may need to be taken down to allow the equipment access to the area.
Talk with Your Neighbors
The excavation equipment can be loud and noisy, and the digging may kick up a lot of dirt and dust. Letting your neighbors know what is about to happen will give them the chance to leave the area or the day if they choose. Of course, even if they do not leave, it is just good manners to let them know what is going on.
Having a septic system installed is a good start to making your empty property livable. If you will be needing a well dug, you can have it done when the excavation for the septic tank is done. Once you have the well and septic, the only other thing will be to have electricity brought to the property from the nearest pole. After that, you can start building your new home.
For more information about septic system installations, contact a local company.