How Much Does Septic Installation Cost?
What is the cost of septic installation?
There are many factors that can impact the cost of a new septic tank system. There are some things you should keep in mind, regardless of whether you are building a new home or replacing an existing septic tank.
For a complete overview of the costs involved in installing a septic system in your home, continue reading.
What is a Septic System?
A septic system, in simple terms, is an underground treatment system that’s created when there’s no traditional sewer system. They are most common in rural areas but can also be found in cities.
A traditional septic system consists of three main parts: the tank system, distribution box and a leach area, which absorbs soil. The septic tank system’s job is to remove organic matter from wastewater, such as grease or oil.
What Does a Septic Tank System Cost You?
Depending on many factors, the average cost of installing new tanks on your property could be between $3,000 and $10,000. Nationally, the average cost of septic system installation is $6,000.
Here’s a list of common factors that can affect the price of a new system for septic tanks:
House Size – This factor is crucial to determining the cost of a septic system. A three-bedroom house will need a 1,000-gallon tank. This tank can cost anywhere from $600 to $1,000. For larger homes, you will need more than 1,500 gallon tanks.
Tank Gallon Size – The larger the tank, the more expensive it will be. You should keep in mind that tanks ranging from 3,000 to 4000 gallons can hold most small buildings. These may cost anywhere from $3,000 up to $4,000.
General System Type – There are three main types of system: Mound septic, sand filter, and pressure distribution. The most costly to install are Mound systems, which cost $15,000 per system. Sand filter systems, however, are more affordable and can be purchased for between $6,000 and $10,000.
Type of Septic Tank – We have concrete septic tanks as well as fiberglass tanks, steel tanks and plastic tanks. Concrete septic tanks are the most durable and costly. However, although they are more affordable than concrete tanks and last a longer time, plastic septic tank is much less durable.
Septic System Type – You have the option of choosing from traditional, alternative, or engineered septic systems. The most popular septic system is the conventional one. They do a good job collecting solid waste.
Anaerobic Systems – The aerobic septic system uses a pump to aerate the tank and allow bacteria to manage the waste. The anaerobic system, on the other hand, uses oxygen-deficient bacteria to manage the waste. Both the aerobic and anaerobic systems are excellent, but it all depends on your budget.
Most Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does It Take to Install Septic Systems?
The process can take up to seven days depending on the terrain and the work of the team installing the septic tanks.
What are the signs that you need a new system?
If you are experiencing any of the following issues, you will need to install a system/septic tank:
- Bad smells
- Standing water
- Move to a larger house
- An old system
- Patchy grass
- Slow draining
If you are in this situation, please call us to get a quote on a replacement cost for your septic system.
Where can you find septic system installers?
The cost of a septic system or septic tank will vary depending on the situation. We have all the information that you need, including how much it will cost to install any item you desire.
Greenbar Excavation has been serving Central Oregon ‘s region for years. We’re available to help you find the right septic tank price or other information. Call us today if you are ready to start!
This post was written by Tanner Brown. Tanner is the Owner and operator of Greenbar Excavation. Greenbar Excavation is a fully licensed, insured, and accredited Excavation company based in Prineville, Oregon. Greenbar Excavation is one of the top companies for Septic pumping in Redmond Oregon. Don’t look further, go with the company with your best interest in mind!