Looking for Septic System Design in San Luis Obispo, CA?
Every property owner wants a septic system that won't give them any problems and will just work like it should. The best San Luis Obispo, CA septic system is one that you completely forgot that it's even installed, because it works and gives you no problems. Whether you're building a new septic system on your property or your existing septic system is giving you problems, having a modern septic tank design, or a new leach field design, will give you years of optimal performance with no worries.
Conventional Septic System Design
The specialist at San Luis Obispo, CA Septic System Design will engineer you a modern septic tank design for top performance with no worries. Designing a conventional septic system design that uses anaerobic bacteria to break down the waste, includes laying out the best septic tank and leach field to process your wastewater. Depending on the engineered plans, they'll choose either a concrete, cement, poly, or plastic septic tank and lay out a leach field design in accordance with the soil test for septic systems results for optimal drainage of the treated wastewater. Varying lot sizes and perc test results will dictate how many hole filled branch pipes need to be placed in the leach field for optimal water absorption.
Alternative Septic System Design
Aerobic septic systems are also available that differ from the conventional septic system design. They are named “aerobic septic systems” because they use the bacteria naturally found in the air and forces the air into the sewer system. The result is a very efficient process of breaking down the solids in the sewer system. Once the sewage has been broken down into treated wastewater, the pump on the system delivers the wastewater to an attached leach field where it is further treated through the gravel and sand-lined piping before it is released to the ground. In times of the water table being too high for a traditional leach field design, a mound septic system can be installed. A mound septic system is comprised of piling sand and is treated naturally by allowing the wastewater to be filter by the sand where the impurities from the wastewater are trapped. An advanced septic system is yet another option to the traditional septic system design. This method treats the sewage to greater lengths than any other method and removes nitrogen, phosphorus, and 95% of all remaining suspended solids. In times of limited areas, a smaller version can be engineered by utilizing a limited leach field or not relying on a leach field at all. Great septic system for small dwellings such as cabins or cottages along a waterway.
What About an Engineered Septic System?
You may find that your new property doesn't have any place on it that will pass a soil test for septic. Don't lose sleep over this as there are options still available to you. Although the cost for an engineered septic system is more than a conventional septic system, you can still have a high-quality septic system which will allow you the sewer permit for a building. The engineers at San Luis Obispo, CA Septic System Design will lay-out a plan to design you a high-quality all-in-one sewer treatment system which doesn't rely on a leach field design for it's discharged wastewater. The typical cost for an engineered septic system will cost anywhere from $10,000 to $17,000, so it's highly recommended to adhere to a strict septic system maintenance plan on these units due to the technology within them and the high-cost of replacement.
I had my new leach field installed two years ago.How long with it last?
If the leach field piping wasn't installed correctly, it could potentially fail within the first 24-hours of being in service. The typical, properly installed leach field should last approximately 20 years. Not only does your leach field have to process all wastewater coming from your septic system, it also has to survive the outside weather extremes. So a leach field needs to be built properly, the first time.
When the septic tank company was installing my new leach field, it seemed like they dug forever! How long does a leach field need to be?
A leach field may be up to 100 feet long. It is several long pipes, normally measuring 1 to 3 feet in width depending on the needed size of use, and could be 6 feet or more from each other. Sometimes contractors will build additional space in between to lay a replacement pipe if one should become damaged.
If something should happen to my septic system, will my homeowners insurance cover it?
This is actually a common question from many homeowners. Typically, unless your septic system was damaged due to fire from your home, your homeowners insurance policy will not cover it for repair or replacement. However, some insurance carriers offer an additional policy which may cover your septic system. It's always worth the question to ask your insurance agent.