Septic Above Ground

Septic tanks can often sit on or above ground, for several reasons:

Above-ground tanks may be appropriate in water-front areas where installation below the flood level is inappropriate or prohibited. Above ground tanks can be a cost savings due to there being no excavating and backfilling of a tank hole. If the grades are working with you, and tank can sit on top of the ground and still achieve gravity flow to the balance of the system.

Above-ground tanks are exposed to the elements, and as such there are other considerations. They must be able to sit full of liquid without the sides bulging, or the ribs stretching out like an accordion. They must also be UV stable. These considerations often eliminate the use of many plastic tanks.



Previous Article : Septic Tank Lid - - Next Article : Septic System Pump

Featured Articles
Providing Quality Service...Guaranteed In the Greater Austin Area of Travis, Hays, Williamson, Burnet, & Bastrop Counties , Lakeway, Manor, Lost Creek, Buda, Wimberley, Dripping Springs, Williamson County, Thrall, Waterloo, Misc Locations, Bell County.
Call (512) 338-1804 for fast, dependable service.
Seller Says "Too Bad" Seller Says “Too Bad” After Homebuyers Find Rotting Septic Tank Under Plywood(From Pumper Magazine, October 23, 2018) A news organization in Cortland Manor, New...
Improved Efficiency - Public And Private (Rare story: A public agency and private company work together to improve efficiency for themselves AND their customers.) Background:   Since the State-wide change in...
Alternative Septic System Regarding your Home Aerobic Treatment Unit: The components in your home plant should be serviced at least twice per year. The tanks must be...
  • Septic System Service Planned Service AgreementsSnowden Onsite Septic, Inc. (SOS) is able to offer a better approach to service that can...
  • System Repair We find that educated and environmentally conscious consumers generally end up being our best customers. There is so...
  • Residential Septic System If you're envisioning a dream home, chances are you're also envisioning your dream lifestyle in it: entertaining your...
  • Mound Septic System The drainage area in a mound system is more susceptible to compaction than a conventional drain field because...
  • Septic System Cleaning We service homes and businesses, cleaning aerobic systems, septic tanks and domestic holding tanks.The general rule of thumb...