120 Elk Rapids, MI Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Michigan septic tanks and systems expert. More 
Gmoser Septic Service (231) 264-8838
MI, 49629
Powell Excavating (231) 264-8796
MI, 49648
6 miles from Elk Rapids
MI, 49684
15 miles from Elk Rapids
WILLIAMS & BAY (231) 228-7499
MI, 49684
15 miles from Elk Rapids
Kalena Excavating (231) 228-6502
MI, 49664
22 miles from Elk Rapids
MI, 49690
9 miles from Elk Rapids
BAY PUMPING SERVICE INC (231) 271-6030
MI, 49682
11 miles from Elk Rapids
Ralph's Savage Septic (231) 331-4363
MI, 49612
11 miles from Elk Rapids
Savage Septic Service (231) 331-7533
MI, 49612
11 miles from Elk Rapids
MI, 49615
11 miles from Elk Rapids
MI, 49615
11 miles from Elk Rapids
MI, 49622
14 miles from Elk Rapids
MI, 49686
14 miles from Elk Rapids
Popp Excavating (231) 929-9259
MI, 49684
14 miles from Elk Rapids
Popp Excavating (231) 929-9259
MI, 49684
14 miles from Elk Rapids
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If you are building a Elk Rapids, MI 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 Elk Rapids, MI 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 Elk Rapids, MI 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 Elk Rapids, MI residential septic tank and system experts and installers. Read through professional profiles for information on licensing, qualifications and experience.
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