257 Stratford, 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 
J L Howeth Pc (804) 493-1333
Montross, VA, 22520
4 miles from Stratford
Berry's Septic Pumping (804) 224-0144
Montross, VA, 22520
1 mile from Stratford
Hall & Heflin Septic Tank (804) 333-3124
Warsaw, VA, 22572
7 miles from Stratford
Hall Jim (804) 333-3124
Warsaw, VA, 22572
7 miles from Stratford
Berry Douglas & Melinda (804) 224-0144
Montross, VA, 22520
8 miles from Stratford
HALL & HEFLIN SEPTIC TANK (804) 333-6616
Warsaw, VA, 22572
11 miles from Stratford
HALL & HEFLIN SEPTIC TANK (804) 333-3744
Warsaw, VA, 22572
11 miles from Stratford
Huntingtown, MD, 20639
39 miles from Stratford
Leonardtown, MD, 20650
12 miles from Stratford
Compton, MD, 20627
12 miles from Stratford
Berry's Septic Pumping (804) 224-0144
Colonial Beach, VA, 22443
13 miles from Stratford
Mechanicsville, VA, 23116
46 miles from Stratford
Gloucester, VA, 23061
50 miles from Stratford
D Barnes Excavating Llc (301) 904-1909
Leonardtown, MD, 20650
14 miles from Stratford
Tappahannock, VA, 22560
15 miles from Stratford
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If you are building a Stratford, 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 Dahlgren, Warsaw, Cobb Island, Montross and Rock Point.

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 Stratford, 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 Stratford, 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.

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