Factors Affecting The Cost Of Installing A Septic Tank

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A septic tank becomes necessary if you move to a remote area far from the mains' sewage. But if you want a septic tank that safely drains and handles wastewater from your home, you should hire professional plumbing services for the installation. They will give you a free estimate with a detailed cost analysis fitting your requirements and budget for a septic tank that effectively empties wastewater from your drainage system. Below are the factors impacting septic tank installation costs.

System Size

The size of your premise and your household will determine the size of the septic system. Typically, the septic tank's size should match the amount of waste generated from the house. However, since the tank's size affects the labor and material costs, a bigger tank will imply more installation costs, increasing the construction expenses. Typically, your plumber will determine your property's size and the wastewater expected from the property. That way, they can suggest a septic tank of the right capacity that conforms to local building codes.

Septic Tank's Location

You can either install a septic tank above or below the ground. If you live in a confined space, burying a septic underground is preferable as it helps you to utilize the space above the ground. Moreover, underground systems are concealed and contain off-putting odors that may drift from the area. However, below-ground tanks are more expensive to buy and install than above-ground tanks. This is because it involves digging a pit which needs to be done cautiously to avoid obstacles and prevent reaching the water table.

System's Materials

The installation costs will either increase or decrease depending on the tank type. For instance, a concrete septic tank will cost more as it is bulkier, requiring more effort to transport and install. But if you opt for a plastic tank, you will incur less as plastic is cheaper to manufacture and easier to transport and install. On the other hand, fiberglass is relatively expensive to purchase and install as it is a high-density material resistant to damage by sewage gases.

Existing Landscape

When installing a septic tank, you will excavate a specific area in your yard to place the tank underground. If your landscape consists of plants, trees, or other fixtures, the excavation cost will increase as expelling rocks and trees is labor-intensive. Additionally, if you have a sloping terrain, the excavation costs will increase as there is less topsoil on the sloped land hence the need for grading.

A septic system is an essential aspect of a residential or commercial property. Therefore, working with a professional and experienced plumber is crucial to ensure your system serves you effectively. They will advise you on cost-saving strategies, ensuring that you remain within your budget.

For more information on septic tank installation, contact a professional near you. 

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