Septic Tank Installation in Spokane Valley, Washington
Septic systems are usually installed during the new home building process. On occasion, an old septic tank on an old house wears out and also needs replacing. At Vietzke Trenchless, we are experts at installing septic tanks for our customers in the Spokane Valley area.
What To Know About Septic Tanks Before They Are Installed
There are multiple restrictions for where a septic tank and its leach field can be placed. This is important knowledge for the homeowner who may be planning future building or landscaping improvements. For example, if a porch or deck is being considered for installation, our specialists will recommend that the supports for the deck must be five feet away from the leach field edges.
We also factor in how close the deck supports are to the septic tank because large machinery might be needed forty years down the road to remove and replace the current tank. Access to the septic tank by such machinery when choosing the location of new trees during general landscape planning to prevent the running over of shrubs or scraping by tree trunks decades in the future.
When the layout of the field or yard is being designed, we are mindful to avoid having trucks or large machinery traveling over the top of the septic tank or leach field. These actions can either damage the tank underground or compress the soil in the leach field enough to suppress the soil’s absorption rate causing the septic system to fail.
When in the planning stages for a new build, carefully consider the maximum number of bedrooms and people you may have staying in the house. A two-bedroom home with square footage up to 1500 feet requires a 750-gallon septic tank. A three-bedroom home with square footage up to 2500 feet requires a 1000-gallon tank. Homes with four or five bedrooms and square footage up to 4500 feet require a 1250-gallon tank. Future plans must be balanced against the current expected flow in the septic tank for best septic system operation.
How We Install Septic Tanks In Spokane Valley
When we install septic systems on properties, the septic tank will generally be placed ten feet away from the home’s foundation. The leach field will be approximately 20 feet from the house. The septic system must be placed 100 feet from any wells or streams, and twenty-five feet from any dry gulches.
It is important to note that homeowner insurance policies typically do not cover septic systems. That is another reason why Vietzke Trenchless supports careful consideration of many factors during the home and field or yard planning stages. More planning, in the beginning, prevents headaches in the future.
There is more that one type of septic tank to choose from. Depending upon local regulations that may limit the options, septic tanks are produced from three different materials. Each material type has its own life expectancy depending on its durability. Some examples include:
- Steel tanks (20-30 years)
- Plastic tanks (40 years)
- Concrete tanks (40+ years)
Call Vietzke Trenchless To Install Your Residential Septic Tanks In Washington Today!
Vietzke Trenchless is in your Spokane Valley area and we can help you with all of these considerations and more. Our expert staff is ready and waiting for your call. Contact us now for a free consultation.