Installing a new septic system is complex, but we make it easy!
First thing you’ll need to know is whether you are attached to a municipal sewer plant or not. If not, you will likely need both a septic tank and a soil absorption system.
The second step is always to contact a soil scientist and designer. Once you’ve done your due diligence, you will then have to decide on the type of tank: concrete, steel, fiberglass, or plastic. Cost will depend on the type of tank you eventually select.
The most common type is concrete, as they are generally the average in terms of price and can last a couple of decades; however, they can be deteriorated or cracked over time. Steel tanks are not recommended, as they are not particularly durable and will corrode. A good option, if for no other reason than durability, is either fiberglass or plastic. While they are less likely to rut or crack, they can experience structural damage as a result of their low weight.
Another variable to cost will be the size. Obviously, a larger tank will cost more than a small tank because of the time investment to dig an appropriate bed for the tank. The preparation for the tank can include not only the excavation of the area, but as well relevant permits, its location, and the complexity of the installation. After all of that, there is still the cost of labor to consider. While it is true that hiring a professional will be costly, it is nothing compared to the peace of mind that everything was installed properly; in a way, this is a cost-saving measure so that you don’t have to pay twice to get it done correctly the first time. Damage caused by an incorrect installation will only drive up costs in the end.