350 Elgin, IL Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Illinois septic tanks and systems expert. More 
IL, 60120
IL, 60120
IL, 60120
Aqua Backflow (847) 742-2296
IL, 60120
Welch Bros (847) 741-6134
IL, 60120
IL, 60120
Alexander Plumbing (847) 742-0541
IL, 60120
X C2 Live Inc (847) 841-8731
IL, 60124
IL, 60118
5 miles from Elgin
Modern Septic (847) 888-3998
IL, 60123
Rieke Septic Service (847) 426-5769
IL, 60118
6 miles from Elgin
IL, 60103
6 miles from Elgin
IL, 60103
6 miles from Elgin
IL, 60103
6 miles from Elgin
IL, 60103
6 miles from Elgin
List your business here for free - Learn More
If you are building a Elgin, IL 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 Elgin, IL 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 Elgin, IL 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.

Find septic tank and system professionals on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Elgin, IL residential septic tank and system experts and installers. Read through professional profiles for information on licensing, qualifications and experience.
Professional Categories in Elgin
Elgin Residential Contractors · Elgin Architect & Contractors · Elgin Interior Decorators · Elgin Home Designers · Elgin Kitchen Designers · Elgin Kitchen & Bath Remodelers · Elgin House Builders · Elgin Landscapers · Elgin Licensed Landscape Contractors · Elgin Tile Studios · Elgin Cabinets & Cabinetry · Elgin Furniture Makers · Elgin Carpet Installer · Elgin Residential Paint And Wall Coverings · Elgin Decks, Patios & Outdoor Enclosures · Elgin Pool Suppliers · Elgin Carpenters · Elgin Doors · Elgin Garage Doors · Elgin Custom Closet Designers · more... · Elgin Lighting · Elgin Window Treatments · Elgin Windows · Elgin Design Photographers · Elgin Roofing & Gutters · Elgin Siding & Exterior Contractors · Elgin Muralist · Elgin Appliance Distributors · Elgin Bed Linens · Elgin Hardware Supplies · Elgin Carpenters · Elgin Driveways & Paving · Elgin Electrical Contractors · Elgin Environmental Services & Restoration · Elgin Fencing & Gates · Elgin Custom Hearth · Elgin Nursery · Elgin HVAC Contractors · Elgin Sound System Design & Installation · Elgin Residential Stagers · Elgin Ironwork · Elgin Nursery Designers · Elgin Cabinetry · Elgin Lawn & Sprinklers · Elgin Publishers · Elgin Outdoor Audio/Visual · Elgin Outdoor Play Systems · Elgin Plumbing Contractors · Elgin Rubbish Removal · Elgin Septic Tanks and Systems · Elgin Solar Energy Contractors · Elgin Sport Courts · Elgin Staircases · Elgin Stone, Pavers & Concrete · Elgin Tree Services · Elgin Real Estate Agents · Elgin Upholstery · Elgin Wine Cellars

Professional Metro Areas

Find Professional Listings By Name
A · B · C · D · E · F · G · H · I · J · K · L · M · N · O · P · Q · R · S · T · U · V · W · X · Y · Z · Other · Pros By State
© 2014 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™