118 Charlottesville, 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 
Owen R W Septic Service (434) 293-5738
VA, 22903
VA, 22903
Blue Ridge Rooter (434) 296-2057
VA, 22902
VA, 22902
VA, 22902
VA, 22902
Kingrea Enterprises (434) 295-4190
VA, 22902
VA, 22902
VA, 22911
VA, 22923
10 miles from Charlottesville
Snead's Septic Service (434) 823-5013
VA, 22932
12 miles from Charlottesville
Brown & Son Septic (540) 399-1374
VA, 22701
43 miles from Charlottesville
VA, 24572
50 miles from Charlottesville
Thames Engineering LLC (434) 985-2587
VA, 22968
14 miles from Charlottesville
May Supply Company (434) 985-4491
VA, 22968
15 miles from Charlottesville
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If you are building a Charlottesville, 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 Charlottesville, 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 Charlottesville, 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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