803 Wakefield, PA Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your Pennsylvania septic tanks and systems expert. More 
Lancaster, PA, 17602
19 miles from Wakefield
Excavating, Utility work, Drainage Solutions, Septic System installations and repairs, Demolition, Concrete and Asphalt Removal and Repair Read More
Peach Bottom, PA, 17563
1 mile from Wakefield
Lanco Septic Service Llc (717) 548-2535
Peach Bottom, PA, 17563
1 mile from Wakefield
Aument's Towing (717) 786-7670
Quarryville, PA, 17566
6 miles from Wakefield
Quarryville, PA, 17566
6 miles from Wakefield
Quarryville, PA, 17566
6 miles from Wakefield
Ingleside Homes, Inc. (302) 575-0250
Wilmington, DE, 19806
33 miles from Wakefield
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Nottingham, PA, 19362
7 miles from Wakefield
Drumore, PA, 17518
7 miles from Wakefield
KLINE'S SERVICES (717) 786-4370
Quarryville, PA, 17566
7 miles from Wakefield
Jones Pump Service (410) 836-9206
Bel Air, MD, 21014
18 miles from Wakefield
Elkton, MD, 21921
19 miles from Wakefield
Septic Solutions LLC (717) 529-0931
Kirkwood, PA, 17536
9 miles from Wakefield
Affordable Septic Service (410) 836-3332
Darlington, MD, 21034
9 miles from Wakefield
Darlington, MD, 21034
9 miles from Wakefield
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If you are building a Wakefield, PA 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 Elkton, Perryville, Parkesburg, North East and Susquehanna Trails.

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 Wakefield, PA 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 Wakefield, PA 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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