123 Salem, VA Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Virginia septic tanks and systems expert. More 
Tidy Services (540) 345-0168
Salem, VA, 24153
Tidy Services (540) 989-8439
Salem, VA, 24153
Affordable Septic LLC (540) 977-5848
Roanoke, VA, 24018
6 miles from Salem
Callaway, VA, 24067
18 miles from Salem
Ok Ditching Inc (540) 427-1700
Roanoke, VA, 24014
9 miles from Salem
Roanoke, VA, 24012
9 miles from Salem
TIDY SERVICES (540) 345-0168
Roanoke, VA, 24014
10 miles from Salem
CROWE SEPTIC LLC (540) 427-1496
Vinton, VA, 24179
12 miles from Salem
PULASKI SEPTIC TANK (540) 980-0140
Vinton, VA, 24179
12 miles from Salem
Hall Septic Inspections (540) 977-7684
Roanoke, VA, 24012
12 miles from Salem
Roanoke, VA, 24012
12 miles from Salem
Lynchburg, VA, 24501
50 miles from Salem
Madison Heights, VA, 24572
50 miles from Salem
AFFORDABLE SEPTIC LLC (540) 977-5848
Blue Ridge, VA, 24064
14 miles from Salem
Hubbard Excavating (540) 992-4954
Troutville, VA, 24175
15 miles from Salem
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If you are building a Salem, VA 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 Roanoke, Cave Spring, Hollins, Cloverdale and Blue Ridge.

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, VA 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, VA 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.

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