252 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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A-1 SEPTIC (925) 932-6909
4 miles from Lafayette
Acorn Onsite Inc. (925) 472-8860
4 miles from Lafayette
Oakland, CA,
11 miles from Lafayette
12 miles from Lafayette
13 miles from Lafayette
Bonetti Plumbing (510) 582-0934
15 miles from Lafayette
T G'S BACKFLOW SERVICE (510) 481-1801
15 miles from Lafayette
TG'S BACKFLOW SERVICE (510) 481-1801
15 miles from Lafayette
Best Choice BFB (707) 644-6721
16 miles from Lafayette
Bay Area Backflow (925) 829-3183
17 miles from Lafayette
Williams Sewer Service (925) 757-3860
18 miles from Lafayette
Ajax Plumbing & Heating (415) 931-4733
19 miles from Lafayette
20 miles from Lafayette
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.

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.

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