418 Shorewood, MN Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Minnesota septic tanks and systems expert. More 
Knife River Inc (320) 251-9472
Sauk Rapids, MN, 56379
50 miles from Shorewood
Ready Mix Concrete, Asphalt Paving, Gravel & Class 5, Precast Systems Read More
Maple Plain, MN, 55359
8 miles from Shorewood
Prior Lake, MN, 55372
16 miles from Shorewood
Sullivan Utility Services (952) 473-4300
Hopkins, MN, 55343
9 miles from Shorewood
Associated Well Drillers (952) 941-1530
Eden Prairie, MN, 55347
9 miles from Shorewood
Mccarty Water & Waste (763) 479-4343
Maple Plain, MN, 55359
9 miles from Shorewood
HOMESTEAD SEPTIC (612) 310-7887
Shakopee, MN, 55379
9 miles from Shorewood
HOMESTEAD SEPTIC (952) 233-0214
Shakopee, MN, 55379
9 miles from Shorewood
GRAY BROS (484) 321-3338
Edina, MN, 55439
11 miles from Shorewood
GRAY BROS (484) 321-3338
Edina, MN, 55439
11 miles from Shorewood
Hennes Septic Pumping (952) 403-0058
Shakopee, MN, 55379
11 miles from Shorewood
Shakopee, MN, 55379
11 miles from Shorewood
Shakopee, MN, 55379
11 miles from Shorewood
EVERGREEN SANITATION (952) 224-9660
Shakopee, MN, 55379
11 miles from Shorewood
Cologne, MN, 55322
13 miles from Shorewood
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If you are building a Shorewood, MN 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 Minneapolis, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth and Eden Prairie.

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 Shorewood, MN 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 Shorewood, MN 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 Shorewood, MN residential septic tank and system experts and installers. Read through professional profiles for information on licensing, qualifications and experience.
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