51 Salem, AL Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Alabama septic tanks and systems expert. More 
AL, 36854
8 miles from Salem
Geigers Septic Systems (334) 559-5418
AL, 36854
12 miles from Salem
Dykes & Son Apartments (334) 298-3275
AL, 36870
13 miles from Salem
Dykes & Son Inc (334) 298-3275
AL, 36870
13 miles from Salem
Budget Rooter (334) 826-1186
AL, 36804
14 miles from Salem
Bill's Environmental (334) 749-3929
AL, 36804
14 miles from Salem
AL, 36804
14 miles from Salem
AL, 36804
15 miles from Salem
AL, 36801
15 miles from Salem
A Better Septic & Grading (334) 297-9144
AL, 36869
15 miles from Salem
Booker Septic Tank Co (334) 576-2748
AL, 36863
15 miles from Salem
GA, 31901
16 miles from Salem
GA, 31804
18 miles from Salem
Causey Llc (334) 740-2233
AL, 36830
18 miles from Salem
AL, 36830
18 miles from Salem
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If you are building a Salem, AL 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 Salem, AL 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 Salem, AL 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 Salem, AL residential septic tank and system experts and installers. Read through professional profiles for information on licensing, qualifications and experience.
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