If you are considering building a home or building on a piece of property but the contractors are worried about how well a septic system would work, and you don't want to hook up to a main city sewer line, there are some things you want to look into. You want to know for sure that you can make the septic system work, and that this will be a feasible option for the property. Here are some of the things that you want to do, so you can start moving forward with the project.
Get the Land Surveyed
You first want to have the land surveyed so you are able to see if the area can support a septic system or if there are any specific areas where the septic system will have to be installed because of the grade of the land or because of soil pH or topography. Once you have the land surveyed, you can start working with the septic installation professionals and create a plan.
Have Septic Company Give You an Estimate
The septic company will come out to the property and do some of their own tests, so they can determine what type of septic system will be the best for your property and where they want to put the septic drain field in relation to the house.
They system size will be determined by the size of your home and your water usage. Also, talk with the septic company about installing a greywater system to help reduce the water usage you have and to use to irrigate the property or for other septic uses. Recycling greywater is a great way to reuse water that would otherwise go down the drain and end up in the septic system or somewhere else.
There are many efficient and ecologically friendly septic systems you can have installed on the property, and you want to look into all of your options before you invest the money to have a system installed. If you aren't sure what system will be the best for you or if you are better off hooking up to the city sewer options in your area, you want to get quotes for both services. There are a lot of reasons why many people prefer to have their own septic systems on property, instead of being forced to use a city controlled option. Get estimates and move on from there.Share