Septic System Installation
Septic systems - also knows as OSSFs (On-site sewage facilities) - are necessary when a property is located where a city sewer line is not available.
We perform septic tank installations in Polk, Cedar, Dade, Dallas, Hickory and St. Clair Counties, where many rural residences and businesses need sanitation.
Although we use the term "septic system" to refer to any on-site sewage facility, there are many types available; typically, the standard septic system consists of a tank where solids and liquids are separated, and an absorption area(called a septic field, drain field or leach field) where the liquids are treated in the soil before returning to the groundwater supply. Part of our service is to determine which one is best for your property.
What Type of System Do You Need?
The most important factor when determining the type of system you need is the type of soil on your property. We also consider slope, minimum setback requirements and other elements to make a final decision. Many of the requirements have standards set by the State of Missouri and/or the county where the septic tank installation will take place.
Residences and small business can comfortably get by with standard septic systems; schools and larger businesses will need other systems. New construction and replacement systems are often complex, including field testing, siting and permitting, as well as a final inspection before use. We also perform as-needed inspections and maintenance of existing septic systems, including those we have not installed.
Because public health is at stake, improper design or installation can mean long delays or even failure to pass the final inspection.
Wallace Construction does it right the first time! Contact us today for more information, or to discuss your project.