135 Lima, OH Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Ohio septic tanks and systems expert. More 
OH, 45801
OH, 45801
OH, 45807
BRENNEMAN EXCAVATING INC (419) 339-3613
OH, 45807
Younkman Dan Excavating (419) 643-3781
OH, 45801
HORSES SANITATION SERVICE (419) 648-9135
OH, 45850
10 miles from Lima
Bobcat Multi-Works (937) 585-9904
OH, 43318
27 miles from Lima
HORSES SANITATION SERVICE (419) 648-9133
OH, 45850
11 miles from Lima
Steve Beam (419) 659-2489
OH, 45830
11 miles from Lima
OH, 45850
12 miles from Lima
Swoveland Sanitary Serv (419) 738-4104
OH, 45895
12 miles from Lima
OH, 45895
13 miles from Lima
Mike's Sanitation (800) 786-3691
OH, 45895
13 miles from Lima
HOUSTON SEPTIC SERVICE (419) 738-9800
OH, 45895
13 miles from Lima
OH, 45331
50 miles from Lima
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If you are building a Lima, OH 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 Lima, OH 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 Lima, OH 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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