New Septic Installation: A septic system is an on-site treatment system for the wastewater generated by a home or business.

Septic systems are commonly used in rural areas that do not have a centralized city sewer system. Septic systems can be installed during new construction of a home or building, or they can be replaced by removing an existing tank or properly abandoning them on site per inspectors recommendations and installing a new one.

Tank capacities range between 1000 gallons and 2000 gallons or more. (LPP) Low Pressurized Pipe Systems are designed by an engineer. In order to do so they have to take some factors into consideration:

  • The number of bedrooms
  • The soil absorption rate, which is the results of a percolation test that is required to properly design a septic system.

Percolation testing is simply observing how quickly a known volume of water dissipates into the subsoil.

At this point the engineer will design the (LPP) Low pressurized pipe system which include the size of septic tank and pump tank as well as the linear feet of septic line.

Sometimes an engineer might also suggest a conventional system this also depends on how many bedrooms as well as the soil absorption rate. A conventional system is a gravity distribution from the septic tank to a gravel filled trench.

A conventional system consists of:

  • Septic tank
  • An underground gravel filled drain field
  • A filter fabric is also installed

Wastewater flows from the structure, out and into the septic tank. Here, the wastewater (or effluent) travels from the septic tank to the soil/drain field. The filter fabric is installed between the subsoil and the gravel this works to protect the gravel layer in the drain field from other potential contaminants.

No matter which septic system is designed for your particular needs we are here to help. We are here to get your house up and flowing so you can rest and be confident knowing that L&L Septic Service has the skills and knowledge to get the job done right.

Already have a septic system? Visit our Septic Inspection page to learn more about septic maintenance.