There’s nothing all that mysterious about the process of installing a septic tank, but if you’ve never done it before, or never seen it done, it’s totally natural to have questions about it. And we’ve always believed it’s good business practice to be as clear about our work as possible.
We’re not just performing a service; we’re installing a very necessary addition to your home. Anytime you buy something, especially something as large as a septic tank, you deserve to understand what you’re getting. With that in mind, here are the steps we take when we perform a septic installation in Prior Lake, MN:
- Remove old septic tank: If you have an old septic system, we remove it. We use a backhoe to excavate around it, and construction equipment to get it out. Usually we’ll dig a little deeper too once it’s out, just to start with a clean slate.
- Excavate the hole for the septic tank: We excavate a hole large enough to fit the tank and the pipes. We do our best to only dig a hole of the width necessary for the tank, so as not to create any problems with your landscaping. Keep in mind that once your system is installed, you’ll only want to plant grass on top. You don’t want the robust root systems of trees or shrubs growing around your pipes, and you don’t want to eat any food you grow atop a septic tank.
- Septic tank installation: We install the system. With heavy concrete septic tanks, this is done with heavy-duty construction equipment, such as a crane. Once the septic tank and all of the plumbing is installed, then dirt and sometimes gravel are packed around the pipes to keep them secure.
- Inspect the tank: Next, we perform an inspection to make sure we’ve done our job correctly and double check that everything will go smoothly before it is put to its use, which is not holding waste, but treating it through natural processes, removing toxins and returning clean water back to the water table.
- Bury the tank: Finally, we re-cover the tank with dirt, and you’ve got a working system. Once it’s in, it’s important to keep an eye on it for a while. If water isn’t able to run into the leach field, the tank can overflow. If your system is working initially, you shouldn’t have any issues unless you develop a clog at some point. You’ll quickly know if you have any problem with your septic tank.
Mike’s Septic & McKinley Sewer Services has been in business since 1956, performing reliable septic and sewer services. We’re a full-service provider of septic installation in Prior Lake, MN. While with some other septic tank installation outfits you may have to get the necessary city-issued permits yourself, you don’t have to worry about that with us. We handle that side of things for you. Give us a call today, and we’ll get started right away on your hassle-free septic installation. We look forward to assisting you!