Important Considerations Before A Septic Tanks Installation

November 18, 2021

Important Considerations Before A Septic Tanks Installation

A septic system is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to dispose of waste. However, to ensure that the system remains cost-effective throughout, it has to be properly installed and regularly maintained. In addition to this, a properly installed septic system will help with water efficiency, even if you don’t have a wastewater treatment system installed.

As far as wastewater is concerned, you can either connect the system to a municipal sewer or get your own on-site septic tank and drain field.

To ensure hassle-free wastewater it is best to choose a company that you feel will do the right job. Rough Rock contracting offers high-end Septic field installation to ensure the proper functioning of plumbing systems and drainage in both residential and commercial areas.

We have a team of experts trained to tackle all sorts of installation projects whether big or small. Proper installation of a septic tank is crucial to any construction project and is especially tricky for commercial settings. Hence, it is better to make sure you choose the right contractors.

In this blog, we have listed some of the important factors that you should consider before getting a septic tank installed.


Before getting a septic field installed, you have to decide how big the tank should be. For this, you have to consider the square footage of your house, as well as the size of your family and the amount of water you typically use.

On average, residential septic tanks usually range from 750 to 1,250 gallons. A 1,000-gallon tank is usually considered standard for a three-bedroom home.

Type Of Septic Tank

Septic tanks installed in residential settings are usually made of concrete, polyethene (plastic) or fibreglass. The most commonly used septic tanks are made of concrete. However, they weigh considerably more and will require the use of more heavy-duty machinery to install.

In comparison to this, polyethene (plastic) and fibreglass tanks are lighter and typically easier to install. Depending on your usage, you can decide on a certain type of septic tank. If you don’t have an idea regarding the type of septic tank you should invest in, your contractor can help you in listing the pros and cons of each type of septic tank based on which you can make an informed decision.

Size Of The Drain Field

A sizable part of the water treatment for an onsite septic tank is done at your property. However, this is not done inside the septic tank, rather the water is pumped to a drain field where it is treated.

Similar to the septic tank, the size of the drain field you install will depend on the square footage of your home, the size of your family and how much water you typically use. On top of this, to ensure proper installation of your drain field, the quality of soil is also important.

The soil should perform well during the percolation test. This will determine how well the soil will absorb the septic effluent.

Location Of The Septic Tank

The right location of the septic tank will depend on the design and construction of your property. In addition to the layout of your property, the installation regulations of your area, the existing utility lines and soil quality also play an important role.

Our team of experts can help you with everything from design to installation and final approval.

About Us

Rough Rock Contracting has been in the industry of excavation, site prep, and more for over 25 years. We are based in Nanoose Bay and are proud to serve our customers by helping them make their buildings better. We offer services related to the septic field, large yard, foundation dig, rock breaking, site prep, excavation, and more. We handle all your excavation needs, rock breaking and septic field installations, foundation digs, site prep, and large yard-work projects.

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