106 Joy, 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 
Meade Systems Inc. (319) 354-7066
IOWA CITY, IA, 52246
48 miles from Joy
We supply all your needs for all types of septic systems. We work in conjunction with the best excavators and system installers in the area and will provide contact names and... Read More
Morison, IL, 61270
50 miles from Joy
Workman Heating & Cooling has been providing quality air conditioning and heating services in Morrison, IL for many years, ensuring that your home is comfortable and safe all year... Read More
1ST CHOICE (309) 582-7867
Aledo, IL, 61231
7 miles from Joy
Zenk Excavating (309) 582-3132
Aledo, IL, 61231
7 miles from Joy
Zenk Craig (309) 582-3132
Aledo, IL, 61231
7 miles from Joy
Craig Zenk Excavating (309) 582-3132
Aledo, IL, 61231
7 miles from Joy
1st Choice (309) 582-7867
Aledo, IL, 61231
7 miles from Joy
CRAIG ZENK EXCAVATING (309) 582-3132
Aledo, IL, 61231
9 miles from Joy
Slavish Inc (309) 754-8233
Matherville, IL, 61263
15 miles from Joy
Slavish Jet Aeration (309) 754-8233
Matherville, IL, 61263
15 miles from Joy
Slavish Inc (309) 754-8233
Matherville, IL, 61263
15 miles from Joy
Jones Septic Service (309) 867-2647
Oquawka, IL, 61469
17 miles from Joy
Muscatine, IA, 52761
18 miles from Joy
Muscatine, IA, 52761
19 miles from Joy
HARVEY'S PUMP SERVICE (563) 886-6119
Muscatine, IA, 52761
19 miles from Joy
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If you are building a Joy, 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 Aledo, Matherville, New Boston, Keithsburg and Little York.

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 Joy, 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 Joy, 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.

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