280 Grand Rapids Septic Tanks and Systems

Is the grass always greener over the septic tank? You might want to ask your septic tanks and systems expert. More 
Fennville, MI, 49408
Greenville, MI, 48838
Herrington Excavating Inc (616) 874-7449
Belmont, MI, 49306
Kent Mark A (616) 675-7656
Casnovia, MI, 49318
Opper Excavating Inc (616) 636-5163
Sand Lake, MI, 49343
Ark Excavating (616) 895-6337
Allendale, MI, 49401
Jenison, MI, 49428
Montague, MI, 49437
Twin Lake, MI, 49457
Grand Rapids, MI, 49534
Dorr Porta Jons (616) 681-9423
Dorr, MI, 49323
KOSSEN EXCAVATING LLC (616) 457-2140
Jenison, MI, 49428
GROUNDBREAKING TECHNOLOGY (616) 897-7083
Clarksville, MI, 48815
Jenison, MI, 49428
Hart, MI, 49420
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If you are building a Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Wyoming, Battle Creek and Portage.

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