78 Northfield, VT Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Vermont septic tanks and systems expert. More 
7 miles from Northfield
Hartigan (802) 223-3452
7 miles from Northfield
Barre Septic Service (802) 476-7980
8 miles from Northfield
Barre Septic Service (802) 476-7980
9 miles from Northfield
9 miles from Northfield
9 miles from Northfield
La Perle Construction (802) 476-6640
9 miles from Northfield
Laperle Raymond (802) 476-6640
9 miles from Northfield
HARTIGAN COMPANY (802) 223-3452
10 miles from Northfield
Ferrell Excavating (612) 501-6240
12 miles from Northfield
FERRELL EXCAVATING (612) 501-6240
12 miles from Northfield
Bannon Engineering (802) 728-6500
14 miles from Northfield
Mountain Mapping (603) 536-3328
50 miles from Northfield
Newtech Inc (802) 728-9170
16 miles from Northfield
16 miles from Northfield
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If you are building a Northfield, VT 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 Northfield, VT 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 Northfield, VT 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.

Find septic tank and system professionals on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Northfield, VT residential septic tank and system experts and installers. Read through professional profiles for information on licensing, qualifications and experience.
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