How Much Does Septic Tank Installation Cost?

Typical Prices For Septic Tank Installation:


Most customers spent between $2,838 and $4,402 for septic tank installation. Fill out a quote for your exact septic tank installation costs.

The Price Of Installing A Septic Tank

Installing a septic tank is a major investment, but also a very important one. Although it may be tempting to go for the cheapest option out there, you may find that it ends up costing you more in repairs later on. Cheap contractors are renowned for cutting corners, and this means important details can be missed. You must always spend some time looking into the options that are available to you, whether you're installing a brand new system or replacing/repairing an existing one. You have to make sure that your investment will actually give you cost-effective and successful services for years to come.

Planning for Your System

The price of installing a septic tank can differ greatly depending on where you live and the type of property you have. If you have a large leach field and you require a very large septic tank, you could pay as much as 10 grand for it. There are cheaper options out there but, again, you must be careful that these savings don't come from areas where you shouldn't cut corners, such as the materials used in the tank or the way it has been designed. You must ensure that the tank has been created by a professional in the field and that your installer understands all the necessary codes in your area. They also have to know how you will use your property in order to advise you on which tank will be best for your needs. Generally speaking, you will pay a designer's hourly rate, which is another factor that will make the final price vary.

Installation of Your Septic Tank

It is very tempting to cut a few corners and save money. However, your system must be the right size and it has to be placed correctly as well. If you don't, then the system could fail and this would lead to a mess in your home. Additionally, it would mean going through the expense of digging for a new system once again. You should also find out whether you need large leach fields for displacement of fluids, or whether small trenches are used instead. If you can choose either, speak to people who know the difference to find out which one is best for you.

When the system gets installed, a large tank will be place where you home's waste products will collect. From hear, leach lines will run into trenches of fields. Each of these components comes at a price and the materials will be the main determining factor of this. You must work with a specialist so that you get the right parts. You will also have to pay for labor, as it involves digging, placing the tank and covering the area.

Maintaining Your Tank

Once your tank is installed, you must make sure it is pumped out frequently. You must also have your wastes removed yearly. This will stop over-filling.

Written by Christopher Lavery

Christopher Lavery is the cost analyst at Cork'd. You can find him on Google.

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