Are you preparing to install a new septic system? It’s important for you to have an understanding of the basics of septic system design so you can ensure you make all the proper design and installation decisions. Septic professionals will be able to help guide you through the process to ensure you get a system that will meet your needs, but ultimately you are the one who has the power to make all the final decisions.
Here are just a few basics regarding septic system design in Texas. Be sure to take these into consideration in your decision-making processes:
- Size: One of the most common questions people have when installing a new septic system is how big they should go with their tank. There are several factors to consider here. First, consider the size of your family, and the amount of water you use on a regular basis. The larger your family, the more likely you are to need a larger system. Consider also the square footage of the home, or the number of bedrooms in the home. Even if you do not have a large family, if you have a larger home it stands to reason that the next owners of your home just might, and will therefore need a larger septic system.
- Construction: You should also carefully consider the material you will use for your septic system. Residential systems are most frequently made out of fiberglass, concrete or polyethylene plastic. Concrete systems are perhaps the most common, but they are also extremely heavy and thus require some heavy-duty machinery to install properly. If you’re looking for something that is a little easier to install, and perhaps less expensive, you can go with fiberglass or polyethylene. The ideal material might also depend on ground conditions in your area, so be sure to get insight from your septic professional.
- Drain field: How large should the drain field be? Keep in mind that the drain field plays a crucial role in the septic process. The size of your drain field will also depend on the size of your home and family and your level of water usage. You will also need to consider soil quality. If you have high-quality soil with good drainage, you might not need quite as much square footage, as the soil you have will be more efficient. It can be a good idea to perform a soil test, as the quality of the soil you have will determine how well the effluent will be filtered out in your drain field.
- Location: The location of your septic system and drain field is another important consideration. You will need to think about the layout of your property, the location of structures or trees, any landscaping that would need to be done, the location of existing utility lines and the regulations and codes that apply in your specific area.
For more information about the most important considerations when planning for septic system installation in Texas, we encourage you to contact the team at Countryside Construction Inc. with any questions.
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