Septic Tank Installation Process
Installing a septic tank is a good idea. Unless you are close to the municipal sewer system, you will have to install your own waste disposal system. Already more than one third of Americans and Canadians have installed septic tanks in their homes.
A septic tank is an underground vessel that stores waste from your house. Most plumbing companies have a sub-department that deals with septic tanks installation. You also need a field where water from the tank can flow into the soil. This field is known as a drain field.
How Much Is Septic Tank Installation in Hamilton?
Before buying a septic tank, you need to consider the size of your family or company. In addition, the cost of installing the entire system varies from one city to another. Nevertheless, many buyers spend between $1899 and $8000 on one tank.
There are different types of tanks. Each company has its own price range depending on the material used to make the tank. The best thing to do is to consult your plumber before buying the tank. Also, make sure you buy your tank from a reputable company.
Other than the size of your family, there are other factors that your installer will consider. One of these factors is the type of soil where the drain field will be. Different soils have different absorption rates. For example loam absorbs more water than sand.
There are two types of septic tanks systems. These are aerobic and anaerobic systems. An anaerobic system relies on bacteria that can survive in absence of oxygen. The bacteria break down the solid waste into sludge.
An aerobic system relies on bacteria that need oxygen to survive. Without oxygen, the bacteria cannot break down the waste. This means that you must pump oxygen into the tank, otherwise the system will fail.
Thus, the anaerobic systems are cheaper and easier to maintain. Your plumber will only install pipes from your house to the tank. The installation will cost between $1000 and $6000 depending on the other factors discussed above.
An aerobic system requires an extra sub-system of letting in oxygen into the tank. This is in addition to pipes from your house to the tank. That makes it more costly, and more difficult to maintain compared to the former. Such will cost between $8000 and $22000.
Other Important Costs In Septic Tank Installation.
• Human labor.
You cannot install a septic system in your house on your own. You have to work hand in hand with experts. Companies charge differently depending on your location and city. Please ensure that you engage professionals that have proper certification.
• The drain field cost.
The drain field refers to the place where water from the septic tank flows to. (Kindly refer to our article on septic tank services). The drain field has to be dug. The size of your drain field is determined by the size of your tank.
• Building permit
Ask the local authorities whether you need to get a building permit for your project. Some home owners have to have one while others do not. Officers from the local office or contractors will guide you on the price of a permit although, on average it should cost between $350 and $3000
Procedure Of Installing A Septic System
• Draw a detailed design of the kind of system you want. Include the exact location where you want the tank, and location of the drain field. Also include the type of soil found in your home. Then take this design to the local authorities for approval.
• Once your design is approved, contact a company of your choice to install the system as well as advise you on the most appropriate system for you. You can involve a professional right from the design stage for excellent results.
Hire the Septic Pros
If you need help installing a septic system, please give us a call at MegaSeptic.
Services we provide:
54 Fairholt Road South
Hamilton, Ontario L8M 2T4
CALL (289) 778-0177
Communities we service around Hamilton, ON
0A0: Binbrook 1A0: Alberton 1B0: Beamsville 1C0: Binbrook 1E0: Caistor Centre 1G0: Campden 1H0: Carlisle 1J0: Copetown 1K0: Freelton 1L0: Hamilton (Fruitland) 1M0: Grassie 1P0: Hannon 1R0: Jerseyville 1S0: Jordan Station 1T0: Lynden 1V0: Millgrove 1W0: Mount Hope 1X0: Rockton 1Y0: St. Ann’s 1Z0: Sheffield 2A0: Smithville 2B0: Troy 2C0: Vineland 2E0: Vineland Station 2G0: Hamilton (Vinemount) 2H0: Waterdown 2J0: Wellandport 2K0: Hamilton (Flamborough) 2L0: Hamilton (Winona) 2M0: Waterdown 2N0: Beamsville 3B0: Beamsville