137 Richmond, IL Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Illinois septic tanks and systems expert. More 
IL, 61759
6 miles from Richmond
IL, 61604
28 miles from Richmond
IL, 62711
45 miles from Richmond
IL, 61554
14 miles from Richmond
R&R Outhouses (309) 241-0576
IL, 61554
14 miles from Richmond
BENEDICT'S MR ECONOMY (217) 732-8165
IL, 62656
15 miles from Richmond
Benedict Lyle E Sr (217) 732-8165
IL, 62656
15 miles from Richmond
IL, 62656
15 miles from Richmond
IL, 62656
16 miles from Richmond
SMH PLUMBING (217) 737-8006
IL, 62656
16 miles from Richmond
Benedicts Economy Mr (217) 732-8165
IL, 62656
16 miles from Richmond
IL, 61705
17 miles from Richmond
Daniel Billy (309) 263-7938
IL, 61550
17 miles from Richmond
IL, 61550
17 miles from Richmond
Goodman Scott Excavating (217) 732-8700
IL, 62656
18 miles from Richmond
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If you are building a Richmond, IL 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 Richmond, IL 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, IL 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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