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Septic Tank Installation in Downton Area

Septic tanks are crucial to the health of your home. They keep the waste from the toilet and septic system from getting into the soil, which could cause groundwater contamination or even worse. If you're considering installing a new septic tank, here's what you need to know!

How Long Does a Septic Tank Last?

There are many factors that affect how long your septic tank will last, including:

  • The size of the tank. A larger tank will have more capacity to store wastewater and allow for fewer backups of wastewater into the house or yard.

  • Tank materials. Tanks made with composite or fiberglass materials can last longer than those made with concrete since they won't crack as easily under pressure.

  • The number of people living in the home (and therefore using the toilet). A smaller household is likely to use less water per person than a larger one!

Types of Septic Tanks

  • Standard septic tank: A standard septic tank is a concrete-walled underground tank that holds wastewater. It is installed below the ground, and it has a cover that allows water to drain into the soil. The wastewater then flows through perforations or openings in the septic tank wall into a leach field, where it is absorbed by the surrounding soil.

  • Sludge septic tanks: These are also concrete-walled underground tanks, but they have an extra compartment for storing sludge at the bottom of the unit. This helps prevent clogging in pipes as well as odor issues due to trapped waste floating on top of liquid effluent in storage tanks like those used during sanitary sewer systems instead.

What To Look For In A Contractor

Before looking for a contractor, here are some things you should consider.

  • Is the company registered with the local authority?

  • Do they have a license to work in your area?

  • Does the company carry insurance that covers its employees and subcontractors?

  • Are references available from previous customers? If so, ask them if they were satisfied with their experience working with this contractor before hiring them yourself.

  • Is the contractor experienced? Experienced contractors will get the job done right and avoid costly mistakes by following all local codes and regulations. They'll also be familiar with any limitations they may encounter while working in tight spaces around existing structures like homes, fences, and other immovable items on your property.

  • Do they have the right equipment they need? Will they use it properly? Hire only contractors who will arrive with all necessary equipment (truck-mounted pumps/design-mixer) as well as protective gear such as respirators when working near hazardous products (sulfuric acid). This ensures that everything runs smoothly, so you save time without having extra trips back later on when something doesn't go according to plan!

DIY Septic Tank Installations

If you are an expert in DIY, installing a septic tank yourself is possible, but we don’t recommend it, as any mistakes can cause extreme mess and become a health hazard. It is better to hire a professional to install your septic tank in the first place. Not only is it safer to have an expert do the job, but they’ll get it done right, and they can help you avoid problems down the road.

If you believe that DIY septic tank installation is something you want to do yourself—because you like projects and don’t mind getting dirty or messy—then there are some things worth knowing before starting:

  • Sewage is heavy and dangerous. Because of their weight, sewage tanks need extra supports installed beneath them so they won’t sink into your yard and tip over during heavy rains or snowstorms (and yes, this has happened before). If you're going with a metal tank rather than concrete, adding additional support beams inside will keep things steady.

  • Installing a new system takes time—you should expect at least two weeks for proper curing before using it.

  • You should also be prepared for some trial-and-error throughout this process as well; until everything settles into place after being set up properly within its foundation and pipes connected correctly between its various parts (including the drain field), there may still be small adjustments needed here or there along with a lot more testing involved before final approval from city officials who require inspections before issuing permits.

Where should my septic tank be located?

Your septic tank should be located near the home. It can be located in a pit, concrete vault, underground cistern, or underground concrete vault. A septic tank must be installed according to the local codes and ordinances.


If you are looking to install a septic tank, you should consider contacting a qualified contractor like us. We offer services that include cleaning and repairing septic tanks and installing new ones. Our team has over 20 years of experience in the industry and can provide excellent advice on what type of septic tank would be best suited for your home or business.

We offer emergency service 24/7 and respond immediately when called upon the phone. You don’t have to wait until the next day or even during normal business hours; we make ourselves available at any time, day or night, every day of the year.

Our goal is simple: We want to ensure that every customer leaves satisfied after working with us—ensuring a quick response time and quality workmanship every step of the way!

Our Guarantee to You

  • Fully Qualified Safe Contractor Approved Workers

  • Quick Response Time

  • Full Indemnity Insurance

  • Competitive Prices

  • 24/7 drain services

  • Availability 365 days of the year

  • No Call Out Fee

  • Free Quotations

  • Friendly service

  • Guaranteed Work

  • 5-star rating

  • Peace of mind

So don’t delay! If you live in Downton or the surrounding areas, call us today for more information about our services and rates at or by phoning 0800 824 72 99, and we will provide you with a no-obligation quotation for installing your septic tank and providing you with maintenance thereafter.

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