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Our team of experts knows that septic installation Colorado Springs is one of the most expensive items when building a home. With this fact in mind, we strive to design and install your septic tank correctly the first time, so it does not cost you extra time and money.
Depending on where you live, the Colorado Springs septic installation process may vary slightly. However, if you are building from scratch on a vacant parcel of land, the process typically involves five steps: testing, permits, designing, installing, and inspection.
The first step should be to have the ground tested for septic suitability. When determining the leach field's location, the ground soil must be absorbent enough to keep up with the septic tank. Your house will create an effluent flow that the earth must absorb.
The best types of soils for septic tank systems Colorado Springs include sandy and gravel. If the ground is heavy clay, it could pose a problem for septic tank installation Colorado Springs. If the area has a high seasonal water table, it also could be an issue for a septic tank.
One excellent test is a percolation test, which is completed using a power auger or posthole digger. However, a backhoe provides the best information for the test inspector. Typically, a three to six feet hole is created for the test.
The next step in septic tank installation Colorado Springs is getting a permit. The local building department issues most septic tank permits. You can obtain a permit yourself, or it can be included in the Colorado Springs septic excavation service cost.
When obtaining a permit, a design drawing must be included in the package at some point. It will also require various inspections as the septic tank is installed. Once the permit is granted, we can begin with the actual design of the septic system.
The next step involves determining the type of system required for your unique area. The septic engineering Colorado Springs will create drawings to include a variety of information. One item that will be included in the drawings is the size of the septic tank.
The septic tank size depends on the size of the home and the number of bedrooms in the house. Other information included in the drawings is the tank's location and the leach field on your property. It will also have the materials and depth required for each layer of the field. Finally, the site of any pumps needed to support the electrical system will be provided.
Once we have a finalized plan, the installation of the tank and leach field can begin. We will arrive with all of the necessary equipment and an excavation contractor to efficiently and effectively complete the job.
The first step in the installation process is typically digging the hole for the tank and ends with covering all of the piping with prescribed materials and covering the drain field with topsoil. After the final inspection, grass seed can be planted, or sod can be purchased to cover the leach field.
The final step in the installation process includes a final inspection and approval. The inspector will ensure all of the above steps were completed correctly. At Acme, we can be there for every measure to ensure complete satisfaction. We are experts in the installation and design process and can help guide you through all of the steps involved. For an estimate or more information, contact our fantastic team today.