188 Decatur, OH Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Ohio septic tanks and systems expert. More 
Chilo, OH, 45112
24 miles from Decatur
Cleaning a septic tank is not an easy job. It might sound easy to do but it can be quite difficult for people who don’t have the necessary skills to do it. It is a job that can’t... Read More
All-Dry of Ohio (800) 255-3792
Fairfield, OH, 45014
50 miles from Decatur
All-Dry of Ohio is a national franchise with over 32 locations across the map. We specialize in basement waterproofing, foundation repair services, and mold testing and... Read More
Day's Sanitation Service (937) 549-2683
Manchester, OH, 45144
10 miles from Decatur
AAA SANITATION (937) 549-3417
Manchester, OH, 45144
11 miles from Decatur
Cincinnati, OH, 45202
48 miles from Decatur
WYCO Consulting, inc. (937) 743-9926
Franklin, OH, 45005
50 miles from Decatur
Hamilton, OH, 45013
50 miles from Decatur
Kehoe & Sons (606) 564-9308
Maysville, KY, 41056
16 miles from Decatur
Pertuset Septic Cleaning (937) 587-2427
Peebles, OH, 45660
18 miles from Decatur
Peebles, OH, 45660
18 miles from Decatur
Mount Orab, OH, 45154
19 miles from Decatur
Peebles, OH, 45660
19 miles from Decatur
Felicity, OH, 45120
20 miles from Decatur
Carson Daniel Excavating (937) 587-9512
Peebles, OH, 45660
21 miles from Decatur
Wheeler Precast (937) 544-8265
Blue Creek, OH, 45616
21 miles from Decatur
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If you are building a Decatur, OH 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 Cincinnati, Georgetown, Mount Orab, West Union and Ripley.

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 Decatur, OH 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 Decatur, OH 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.

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