Septic Tank Installation Process

Are you building a home or commercial property that won’t connect to the municipal sewer line? If so, a septic system is a must. Most often installed in rural areas, septic systems effectively filter and process the wastewater from your sinks, showers, toilets, and plumbing appliances. Here’s what to expect during the septic tank installation process.

Select a Septic Tank

The first step is to choose a tank based on your family’s size, the soil conditions at the installation site, and what type of pump you want. Consulting a septic tank contractor early in the selection process is the best way to make a confident decision.

Obtain Installation Permits

Once you have selected the septic system you want, the next step is to obtain the necessary permits. Most of the time, the septic system installer will take care of this, but you still need to sign paperwork and provide certain details upon request. Be aware that septic installation permits may differ depending on the type of tank you’re planning to install. Terms and conditions also vary by city, county, and state, so consult with your septic system installer for more information.

Conduct a Site Survey & Soil Test

With permits in hand, your septic contractor will survey the land to create a project blueprint incorporating the proper distancing between the septic tank and your house. Testing the soil quality is another important part of the installation process. After all, the ground surrounding the tank must filter and purify the wastewater as it flows into the water table. By understanding the site and soil conditions before installation day, you’ll have time to make any necessary adjustments.

Prepare Your Property & Alert the Neighbors

Before the septic tank installation team arrives, clear a path leading from the road to the general installation site. This may involve removing debris, outdoor furniture, and other objects to make the area easily accessible. Also, because heavy machinery will occupy a large portion of the road for a few days, you should alert your neighbors ahead of time. They’ll certainly appreciate the gesture.

Arrange for Drinking Water, Toilet & Showering Needs

You’ll be without running water during the septic tank installation process, so be sure to stock up on bottled water for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. Also, consider renting a portable toilet for your property. Then, ask friends, family, or neighbors if you can shower at their house for a few days while the installation takes place.

Now that you know what to expect during septic tank installation, the next step is to hire a contractor to perform the work. Trinity Liquid Waste is highly qualified for the job. We are a family-owned business with 25 years of experience serving homes and businesses in the Pleasanton, CA area. Whether you need septic tank installation, pumping, inspections, or repairs, you can trust us to get the job done right. Give us a call today at 510-874-6489 or contact us online to speak with a septic tank specialist.