224 Elwood, 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, 60410
6 miles from Elwood
COUNTY SEPTIC & SEWER INC (815) 478-3980
IL, 60442
6 miles from Elwood
Kimble Septic Service (815) 722-8806
IL, 60436
7 miles from Elwood
IL, 60433
7 miles from Elwood
IL, 60433
9 miles from Elwood
Bisping Construction (815) 485-9568
IL, 60451
10 miles from Elwood
Bisping Sanitary Service (815) 485-9568
IL, 60451
10 miles from Elwood
Excalibur Enterprises Inc (815) 463-0512
IL, 60451
10 miles from Elwood
IL, 60404
11 miles from Elwood
IL, 60441
11 miles from Elwood
Sullivan Septic & Sewer (815) 518-2010
IL, 60416
12 miles from Elwood
A & E Escavating & Septic (815) 237-0034
IL, 60407
15 miles from Elwood
Sullivan Septic & Sewer (815) 556-2676
IL, 60544
16 miles from Elwood
Murphy's Septic Inc (815) 942-2147
IL, 60450
17 miles from Elwood
Murphy Septic (815) 942-2147
IL, 60450
17 miles from Elwood
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If you are building a Elwood, 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 Elwood, 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 Elwood, 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 Elwood, IL residential septic tank and system experts and installers. Read through professional profiles for information on licensing, qualifications and experience.
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