135 Lafayette, CO Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Colorado septic tanks and systems expert. More 
Erie, CO, US 80516
3 miles from Lafayette
Colorado Dirtworks (303) 828-4011
Erie, CO, US 80516
3 miles from Lafayette
Fire Inspection Services (303) 432-8370
Broomfield, CO, US 80020
5 miles from Lafayette
Foothills Excavating (303) 444-3019
Boulder, CO, US 80301
6 miles from Lafayette
Golden, CO, US 80402
18 miles from Lafayette
ADVANCED BACKFLOW LLC (303) 427-5556
Westminster, CO, US 80031
9 miles from Lafayette
Westminster, CO, US 80031
10 miles from Lafayette
Advanced Backflow (303) 427-5556
Westminster, CO, US 80031
10 miles from Lafayette
Denver, CO, US 80233
10 miles from Lafayette
Nixcavating (303) 776-8898
Longmont, CO, US 80501
12 miles from Lafayette
Boulder, CO, US 80302
12 miles from Lafayette
Gopher Excavation Inc (303) 776-7646
Longmont, CO, US 80501
12 miles from Lafayette
MAHONEY ENVIRONMENTAL (303) 781-1029
Denver, CO, US 80229
13 miles from Lafayette
Fort Lupton, CO, US 80621
13 miles from Lafayette
Tee Gee Rooter (303) 776-7910
Longmont, CO, US 80504
13 miles from Lafayette
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If you are building a Lafayette, CO 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 Denver, Thornton, Westminster, Arvada and Boulder.

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