Building a home or new commercial building is exciting, but it’s so important that you take care of all the details before breaking ground.
You need to have a plan for your water, power, and most importantly — your septic.
It might not be the most fun part of your home design, but fortunately, residential and commercial septic installation is easier today than ever before.
Here’s what you need to know about installing a new septic system on your property.
1. The Soil Test
Before anything else, the soil on your property has to be tested — preferably by a neutral third party (your local septic installation company can help you schedule the test).
The soil or septic percolation test is how you know if you can safely set up a septic tank and leach field on your property without risking groundwater pollution. If your soil drains, or percolates, too quickly, it isn’t safe to filter your wastewater there.
2. Septic System Design
Just like your home design, your septic system design will be unique to your budget and property.
That’s why it’s important to work with qualified septic design professionals in your area. They’ll help you engineer a system that fits your budget, is right for your property size and building plans, and will last for years without costly repairs.
3. Alternative Septic Systems
Septic technology has come a long way in the past few years!
A traditional huge septic tank and leach field is no longer your only option. Talk to your septic installers about the best alternative systems available — compact, eco-friendly septic systems can help you to save money and protect your local environment.
Installing a new septic system on your property doesn’t have to be a hassle. Just plan ahead, have your soil tested, and work with local septic system engineers who will help you find the right solution for your property.