58 Richmond, 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
32 miles from Richmond
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 
BREIVIK CONSTRUCTION (360) 332-3333
Blaine, WA, US 98231
22 miles from Richmond
Septic Plus Inc (360) 592-0150
Blaine, WA, US 98231
22 miles from Richmond
SEPTIC PLUS INC (360) 671-1307
Blaine, WA, US 98231
22 miles from Richmond
Bid Design (360) 384-6333
Custer, WA, US 98240
30 miles from Richmond
Ferndale, WA, US 98248
32 miles from Richmond
Ferndale, WA, US 98248
33 miles from Richmond
Van Zanten & Son (360) 318-9836
Lynden, WA, US 98264
33 miles from Richmond
Lynden, WA, US 98264
33 miles from Richmond
Orcas Septic Service (360) 376-2176
Eastsound, WA, US 98245
34 miles from Richmond
Lynden, WA, US 98264
35 miles from Richmond
ORCAS SEWAGE DESIGN (360) 376-2762
Eastsound, WA, US 98245
36 miles from Richmond
Budget Septic Inc (360) 384-6769
Lummi Island, WA, US 98262
36 miles from Richmond
Abood Septic (360) 376-7660
Eastsound, WA, US 98245
36 miles from Richmond
ISLAND EXCAVATING INC (360) 376-2122
Eastsound, WA, US 98245
37 miles from Richmond
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If you are building a Richmond, 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. You can find more septic tanks & systems in Vancouver, Victoria, Ladner, White Rock and Port Moody.

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 Richmond, 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 Richmond, 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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of septic tanks & systems: General Contractors, Plumbing Contractors.

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