How do you install a drain field?


If you live in an area without city or county water and sewer, or connection is not a requirement, you may consider a septic tank. First, you'll need to carefully choose the location of the tank, the drain field for the tank, and an alternate drain field, should the first fail. This pdf provides in-depth installation instructions for a drain field: Important considerations, even when you hire out your installation, can be found here:
Q&A Related to "How do you install a drain field?"
1. Study local building codes and design the drain field accordingly. Present your plans and obtain approval from local building inspectors. Once approved, obtain your building permit
1. Excavate the trench at least 5 to 6 inches wide and 8 to 12 inches deep. Slope the trench so water flows away from structures to the discharge point. Check the slope with the level
1. If your greywater leach field becomes clogged, pour 1 quart of septic cleaner directly into the drain field on the first day of treatment. 2. Add 1/2 cup of septic cleaner to the
1. Dig a trench around your house using a shovel, trenching hoe and a pick axe, although using heavy equipment would do the job much easier and faster. Make sure that the trench is
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Installing the drain field you will need to make sure you have a lot big enough. If your lot is big enough there are four other things to consider. You need to pick the perfect spot, perk rate of the soil, depth of the soil and depth of the seasonal high water.
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