45 Port Coquitlam, BC Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your British Columbia septic tanks and systems expert. More 
Aldergrove, BC, CA V4W 2T7
20 miles from Port Coquitlam
Family Owned & Operated Since 1951. Call McRae's for all your residential, commercial, municipal and industrial services including, septic, sewer, drain, grease trap, hydro-vac... Read More
Agassiz, BC, CA V0M 1A2
46 miles from Port Coquitlam
BREIVIK CONSTRUCTION (360) 332-3333
Blaine, WA, US 98231
19 miles from Port Coquitlam
SEPTIC PLUS INC (360) 671-1307
Blaine, WA, US 98231
20 miles from Port Coquitlam
Septic Plus Inc (360) 592-0150
Blaine, WA, US 98231
20 miles from Port Coquitlam
Lynden, WA, US 98264
25 miles from Port Coquitlam
Van Zanten & Son (360) 318-9836
Lynden, WA, US 98264
26 miles from Port Coquitlam
Bid Design (360) 384-6333
Custer, WA, US 98240
26 miles from Port Coquitlam
Lynden, WA, US 98264
26 miles from Port Coquitlam
Westfall Inc (360) 380-1561
Ferndale, WA, US 98248
29 miles from Port Coquitlam
Ferndale, WA, US 98248
30 miles from Port Coquitlam
Ferndale, WA, US 98248
30 miles from Port Coquitlam
J W SEPTIC INC (360) 966-2153
Everson, WA, US 98247
35 miles from Port Coquitlam
Fountain Construction Inc (360) 734-9167
Bellingham, WA, US 98226
37 miles from Port Coquitlam
BUDGET SEPTIC INC (360) 758-2989
Bellingham, WA, US 98225
37 miles from Port Coquitlam
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If you are building a Port Coquitlam, BC 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 Port Coquitlam, BC 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 Port Coquitlam, BC 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 Port Coquitlam, BC residential septic tank and system experts and installers. Read through professional profiles for information on licensing, qualifications and experience.
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