144 Troy, 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 
SPEEDY ROOTER SEPTIC (434) 591-0125
VA, 22963
8 miles from Troy
VA, 22902
9 miles from Troy
Kingrea Enterprises (434) 295-4190
VA, 22902
9 miles from Troy
VA, 22902
9 miles from Troy
VA, 22902
9 miles from Troy
Johnson Const Co Inc (540) 967-0633
VA, 23093
11 miles from Troy
Brown & Son Septic (540) 399-1374
VA, 22701
39 miles from Troy
VA, 23116
50 miles from Troy
VA, 22923
13 miles from Troy
VA, 22902
14 miles from Troy
VA, 22903
14 miles from Troy
VA, 24572
50 miles from Troy
Owen R W Septic Service (434) 293-5738
VA, 22903
14 miles from Troy
Blue Ridge Rooter (434) 296-2057
VA, 22902
14 miles from Troy
VA, 23093
16 miles from Troy
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If you are building a Troy, 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.

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 Troy, 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 Troy, 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.

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