277 Lafayette, OR Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Oregon septic tanks and systems expert. More 
HUTCHISON M (503) 434-4394
Dayton, OR, 97114
4 miles from Lafayette
Valley Septic Service (503) 434-5319
Mcminnville, OR, 97128
5 miles from Lafayette
AR LANDSCAPE INC (503) 474-9749
Mcminnville, OR, 97128
5 miles from Lafayette
Precision Excavating (503) 868-7388
Dayton, OR, 97114
5 miles from Lafayette
AMERICAN ON SITE (503) 714-6128
Dayton, OR, 97114
5 miles from Lafayette
Backflow Services Plus (503) 259-0444
McMinnville, OR, 97128
5 miles from Lafayette
KING'S PUMPING SERVICE (888) 831-0148
McMinnville, OR, 97128
6 miles from Lafayette
American On Site (503) 554-0915
Newberg, OR, 97132
6 miles from Lafayette
American On Site (503) 538-8808
Newberg, OR, 97132
9 miles from Lafayette
A R LANDSCAPE INC (503) 554-0849
Newberg, OR, 97132
9 miles from Lafayette
HUTCHISON M (503) 434-4394
Newberg, OR, 97132
9 miles from Lafayette
HUTCHISON M (503) 538-3502
Newberg, OR, 97132
9 miles from Lafayette
Newberg, OR, 97132
9 miles from Lafayette
Salem, OR, 97317
27 miles from Lafayette
Portland, OR, 97201
28 miles from Lafayette
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If you are building a Lafayette, OR 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 Beaverton, Woodburn, Newberg, Sherwood and Hubbard.

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 Lafayette, OR 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 Lafayette, OR 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 Lafayette, OR residential septic tank and system experts and installers. Read through professional profiles for information on licensing, qualifications and experience.
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