153 South Portland, ME Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Maine septic tanks and systems expert. More 
Septic Resources (207) 699-2466
ME, 04107
4 miles from South Portland
ME, 04101
1 mile from South Portland
Murray L P & Sons Contr (207) 799-4216
ME, 04107
4 miles from South Portland
Thayer Joseph (207) 879-9151
ME, 04106
Campobasso Excavation Inc (207) 883-0600
ME, 04074
5 miles from South Portland
GRIMALDI SAM & SON INC (207) 773-6905
ME, 04102
5 miles from South Portland
ME, 04021
10 miles from South Portland
ME, 04074
6 miles from South Portland
ME, 04074
6 miles from South Portland
ADVANCED LEACHFIELDS (207) 797-5760
ME, 04103
6 miles from South Portland
Aeration Systems (207) 797-7351
ME, 04105
8 miles from South Portland
Sweet Associates (207) 797-2110
ME, 04105
8 miles from South Portland
B & K Construction Inc (207) 892-6279
ME, 04062
10 miles from South Portland
Albert Frick Associates (207) 839-5563
ME, 04038
10 miles from South Portland
Lee, NH, 03861
50 miles from South Portland
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If you are building a South Portland, ME 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 South Portland, ME 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 South Portland, ME 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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