92 Bristol, VA Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Virginia septic tanks and systems expert. More 
A-1 Mr Sewer Inc (423) 764-0444
Bristol, TN, US 37620
Bristol, TN, US 37621
Bristol, TN, US 37620
Rooter Guy Septic Service (423) 764-4444
Bristol, TN, US 37620
Bluff City, TN, US 37618
9 miles from Bristol
Bluff City, TN, US 37618
9 miles from Bristol
Blountville, TN, US 37617
10 miles from Bristol
FROST CONCRETE LLC (423) 245-5900
Mount Carmel, TN, US 37645
26 miles from Bristol
Blountville, TN, US 37617
11 miles from Bristol
A-1 Septic Tank Systems (423) 764-4444
Piney Flats, TN, US 37686
13 miles from Bristol
Abingdon, VA, US 24211
14 miles from Bristol
Abingdon, VA, US 24210
16 miles from Bristol
Kingsport, TN, US 37664
17 miles from Bristol
Abingdon, VA, US 24210
17 miles from Bristol
Hershel's Septic Service (423) 440-1522
Elizabethton, TN, US 37643
18 miles from Bristol
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If you are building a Bristol, VA 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.

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 Bristol, VA 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 Bristol, VA 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.

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