274 Lafayette, CA Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your California septic tanks and systems expert. More 
sirfert engineering inc (510) 451-2600
oakland, CA, 94612
11 miles from Lafayette
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Oakland, CA
11 miles from Lafayette
A-1 SEPTIC (925) 932-6909
Walnut Creek, CA, 94595
4 miles from Lafayette
Acorn Onsite Inc. (925) 472-8860
Walnut Creek, CA, 94595
4 miles from Lafayette
San Francisco, CA, 94124
20 miles from Lafayette
San Leandro, CA, 94577
12 miles from Lafayette
San Leandro, CA, 94577
13 miles from Lafayette
Bonetti Plumbing (510) 582-0934
Castro Valley, CA, 94546
15 miles from Lafayette
A-1 Septic Service (916) 371-4160
Sacramento, CA, 95814
50 miles from Lafayette
TG'S BACKFLOW SERVICE (510) 481-1801
San Lorenzo, CA, 94580
15 miles from Lafayette
T G'S BACKFLOW SERVICE (510) 481-1801
San Lorenzo, CA, 94580
15 miles from Lafayette
Best Choice BFB (707) 644-6721
Vallejo, CA, 94590
16 miles from Lafayette
Bay Area Backflow (925) 829-3183
Dublin, CA, 94568
17 miles from Lafayette
Ajax Plumbing & Heating (415) 931-4733
San Francisco, CA, 94102
19 miles from Lafayette
Vallejo, CA, 94589
20 miles from Lafayette
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If you are building a Lafayette, CA 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 San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward and Concord.

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