114 Ames, IA Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Iowa septic tanks and systems expert. More 
Ames, IA, 50010
BEHLE INC (515) 598-5279
Ames, IA, 50014
Luethje Tiling Lc (515) 382-5775
Nevada, IA, 50201
10 miles from Ames
Cambridge, IA, 50046
10 miles from Ames
Roland, IA, 50236
11 miles from Ames
Boone, IA, 50036
13 miles from Ames
Boone, IA, 50036
14 miles from Ames
EARL'S SANITATION (515) 434-2669
Mc Callsburg, IA, 50154
15 miles from Ames
Madrid, IA, 50156
15 miles from Ames
Woodward, IA, 50276
19 miles from Ames
Earl's Sanitation (515) 434-2669
Zearing, IA, 50278
19 miles from Ames
Ankeny, IA, 50021
22 miles from Ames
Schoppe Construction (641) 483-2656
State Center, IA, 50247
23 miles from Ames
Saint Anthony, IA, 50239
24 miles from Ames
Smith's Sewer Service (515) 255-6063
Johnston, IA, 50131
24 miles from Ames
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If you are building a Ames, IA home that isn’t near a sewer system hookup, you’ll want to hire an excavation company that specializes in septic system design and installation. You can find more septic tanks & systems in Boone, Huxley, Madrid, Gilbert and Maxwell.

How Do Septic Tank Systems Work?


A large concrete or steel septic tank can hold up to 1,000 gallons of water. Wastewater comes down into the tank on one side from your Ames, IA home’s sewage pipes and leaves the tank on the other side. Gases go up through a vent pipe through the roof of the house. Wastewater flows out of the septic tank and into a drain field made of perforated pipes, deeply buried and covered in gravel-filled trenches.

The drain field tends to be about 6 feet deep and 2 feet wide. Ultimately, the size of the drain field depends on how well the soil absorbs water, with slow-absorbing soil requiring a larger drain field. About 3 feet of gravel covers the drain pipes, with dirt filling the remainder.

Installing a septic tank system is best left to a licensed advanced wastewater treatment system installer, who can anticipate what size drain field your Ames, IA system will need. Whether you’re working on a new build or a remodel, make sure your septic expert and installer openly communicates with your contractor or builder. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of septic tanks & systems: General Contractors, Plumbing Contractors.

Find septic tank and system professionals on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Ames, IA residential septic tank and system experts and installers. Read through professional profiles for information on licensing, qualifications and experience.
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