89 Somerville, 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 
Drain Pro Inc (256) 351-0043
Decatur, AL, 35603
7 miles from Somerville
Brownsboro, AL, 35741
23 miles from Somerville
Arab, AL, 35016
24 miles from Somerville
Decatur, AL, 35603
12 miles from Somerville
BYRON'S A-1 SEPTIC LLC (256) 498-2455
Laceys Spring, AL, 35754
12 miles from Somerville
Union Grove, AL, 35175
12 miles from Somerville
BYRON'S A-1 SEPTIC LLC (256) 498-2755
Laceys Spring, AL, 35754
12 miles from Somerville
Laceys Spring, AL, 35754
12 miles from Somerville
Decatur, AL, 35603
13 miles from Somerville
Abi Porta Potty (256) 796-5100
Baileyton, AL, 35019
14 miles from Somerville
DRAIN-PRO INC (256) 308-0047
Decatur, AL, 35601
14 miles from Somerville
Standridge J H (256) 353-0451
Decatur, AL, 35603
16 miles from Somerville
Decatur, AL, 35601
16 miles from Somerville
Decatur, AL, 35603
17 miles from Somerville
Madison, AL, 35756
17 miles from Somerville
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If you are building a Somerville, 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. You can find more septic tanks & systems in Huntsville, Decatur, Madison, Hartselle and Priceville.

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