134 Elkhart, 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 
Goodman Scott & Debbie (217) 732-8700
Lincoln, IL, 62656
8 miles from Elkhart
Goodman Scott Excavating (217) 732-8700
Lincoln, IL, 62656
8 miles from Elkhart
Middletown, IL, 62666
8 miles from Elkhart
Middletown, IL, 62666
8 miles from Elkhart
American Environmental (217) 445-2000
Middletown, IL, 62666
9 miles from Elkhart
Springfield, IL, 62711
22 miles from Elkhart
SMH PLUMBING (217) 737-8006
Lincoln, IL, 62656
11 miles from Elkhart
Benedicts Mr Economy (217) 732-8165
Lincoln, IL, 62656
11 miles from Elkhart
Benedict Lyle E Sr (217) 732-8165
Lincoln, IL, 62656
11 miles from Elkhart
BENEDICT'S MR ECONOMY (217) 732-8165
Lincoln, IL, 62656
11 miles from Elkhart
Lincoln, IL, 62656
12 miles from Elkhart
Lincoln, IL, 62656
12 miles from Elkhart
Bloomington, IL, 61704
45 miles from Elkhart
Peoria, IL, 61604
49 miles from Elkhart
Athens, IL, 62613
14 miles from Elkhart
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If you are building a Elkhart, 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. You can find more septic tanks & systems in Springfield, Lincoln, Sherman, Riverton and Mason City.

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 Elkhart, 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 Elkhart, 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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of septic tanks & systems: General Contractors, Plumbing Contractors.

Find septic tank and system professionals on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Elkhart, IL residential septic tank and system experts and installers. Read through professional profiles for information on licensing, qualifications and experience.
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