At Flowrite Drainage, we provide customers with a range of services related to drainage systems and septic tanks, including installation services. Located in West Sussex, we are happy to cater for customers throughout the region and surrounding areas. We offer customers our expertise with over seventeen years of experience in the industry, and offer a comprehensive list of related services.
What are Septic Tanks?
Septic tanks are used to store sewage water, and when held here it decomposes and drains away. They are designed to be underground, and we specialise in both septic tank repair and installation, so you can rest assured that you will be satisfied with our service. Read on to find out five key factors to consider when thinking about septic tanks installation.
Septic Tank System Design
A septic tank exists as part of a whole system, also consisting of the percolation area or discharge area. which is designed with your specifications in mind. The most basic consideration for designing your septic tank system is the number of people in a house, as this will relate to the size of your tank. Some installations may consist of a septic tank alone, as there may be direct discharge of treated effluent into a drain or stream. In these cases, it would be likely to install a sewage treatment plant rather than a septic tank. Generally, a septic tank installation would require a soakaway or percolation area. This is a gravel-based infiltration area, where treated effluent from the septic tank is dispersed and soaks into the soil.
Choosing Your Septic Tank
Septic tanks are usually made from concrete or plastic. Whilst concrete tanks are strong, for installation they require a truck-mounted crane, and as lids are typically placed on the tank at the end of the installation process, they can lead to problems due to leakage on the joints. These days, it is preferred to use reinforced plastic as they offer the strength of concrete but they don’t carry the same risks of leaking.
Septic Tank Ventilation
Due to the nature of septic tanks, you may want to consider how you would like to deal with any odours. By ensuring you have proper ventilation, this can help to eradicate any potential odour issues. This could mean that you install vents at the ends of the percolation trenches, and you could use a soil vent stack at the property.
Professional Septic Tank Installation
As we sell septic tanks, we want to make sure they will run as efficiently as possible. This is why we recommend our professional septic tank installation above completing any installation work yourself. Our installation process will mean that you are guaranteed to meet the building regulations and can be rest assured of our wealth of knowledge and experience installing septic tanks.
To find out more about septic installation and to enquire about the cost, please get in touch by completing our online contact form, or by emailing us at [email protected]. You can speak to a member of the team directly, by calling either 01403 822485 or 0776 8596281. We will be glad to discuss any questions you may have for us.