661 Philadelphia 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 
NJ, 08302
PA, 19508
PA, 19047
Franc Environmental (215) 720-1775
PA, 19002
ENGLISH SEPTIC (856) 358-4771
NJ, 08318
Lore H (856) 447-4518
NJ, 08311
CAPRIONI FAMILY SEPTIC (609) 861-2472
NJ, 08214
Perna Septic Service (215) 361-3010
PA, 19446
Kiriposki Ltd (215) 679-8767
PA, 18041
NJ, 08094
Doug's Septic Service (609) 465-8402
NJ, 08210
Pierce Septic Service (856) 453-0487
NJ, 08302
Onsite Management Inc (610) 644-1773
PA, 19301
BROWN A C (609) 882-7887
NJ, 08608
PA, 19348
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If you are building a Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia 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.

Find septic tank and system professionals on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Philadelphia residential septic tank and system experts and installers. Read through professional profiles for information on licensing, qualifications and experience.
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