For homes that are not connected to local water utilities a septic system is a must. However, installing a septic system is not as easy as digging a hole and placing a tank. Depending on your requirements and the local codes you may need to make room for an overflow tank. Of course, you also need to dig the pipe lines but not only to your house. Septic tanks also require drain fields. These are the areas which act as natural filters, releasing the wastewater back into the soil where it is broken down by the microbial ecosystem.
Given the space most drainage fields consist of an area with several pipes placed in trenches and covered with a mix of gravel sand and then top soil. Alternatively, there are also mound systems where the drain field is raised above ground level for properties that have less space. As experts in excavation we have helped create many different kinds of septic systems for your Des Moines property:
If you are considering having a septic system installed or removed from your Des Moines property then remember Vanderhart Construction LLC.
For those in Des Moines that already own septic systems here are a few helpful tips to keep is running smoothly:
Basically, if you can reduce the amount of water which goes into your tank then you place less wear and tear on the system.