Septic Tank Installation
We at Dixie Septic Tank, Inc. thank you for visiting us
on the web. Here we provide an idea of what you can ecpect
when servicing or replacing a septic tank and drain field
system. Following is a list in order of what you can expect
to happen on the Septic Tank Installation. Dixie septic will give you
a date upon which we will do the job.
An application is made to the Health Department. They will
send a field person out to dig and read the samples of soil
they find in your yard. This is done to a depth of 6’.
They will then issue a permit based upon what they have
found. This could take at least a week to 10 days according
to their schedule. The permit is the guide in which we must
We then compare the permit to what we put on the proposal.
If they match we then wait for our work date. If they do
not match you will get a call from us to discuss the differences.
This could mean an increase in the proposal.
In most cases you should not be without use of the
house facilities during the septic system installation.
Septic Tank removal: We have scheduled
a pump out of yourseptic tank. They will arrive and
pump your tank and certify to us the size and condition
of your current tank. This information is faxed to
the Health Department before we can continue with
the job. If the repair does not include the replacement
of the tank, you will not be out of use of the facilities
in your house.
If a new septic tank is necessary, and while the old tank
is being crushed and disposed of (we must by law break the
bottom so it will not hold water) and while the new tank
is being installed. We ask that you not use the house facilities.
While the plumber is on the job hooking up the tank with
the plumbing from the house, we ask that you not use the
facilities in the house. This under most conditions is around
If any tree stumps are to be removed it will be before
the new drainfield is dug. We do not remove tree stumps
from your yard; they will be put by the curb for your disposal.
Our crew then will start removing the old drainfield
if necessary. We will have extra dump trucks on the job
during this exercise to haul it away. Again the law requires
that all old contaminated soils and spoils be removed from
the site prior to inspection.
They will then dig the drainfield according to
the permit. If new sand is needed to replace what
we hauled away it is at this time we will put new
sand in the drainfield. Sometimes we have enough old
sand to continue, and new sand is used to cover the
Then our crew will begin to install the new pipe
hooking it up to the tank. The drainfield can be of
different configurations in width and length. Our
rock truck will then install the rock into the drainfield.
Septic tank installation can begin:
Installation of the pipe is checked twice by laser making
sure the pipe is level. Assuring you of Equal Distribution™®
throughout the drainfield during the time the liquids are
dispersed into the drainfield. We then cover the rocked
drainfield with a special paper, to keep sand and dirt from
getting into the pipe and rock.
We then must call the Health Dept one more time for them
to come out and inspect our work. At this point you have
a working system it is just not covered.
In a day or two (usually) the next day on repairs, the
inspector will come and check our work. They make sure we
built your system according to the permit. They will check
the depth, width, length, and size of the drainfield. Also
they will make sure we stayed away from all water lines
and that we have not encroached on the property lines or
If it passes their inspection they then issue an “approval
to cover” (final inspection). Once we have this approval,
within a few days we then will arrive at your home and cover
the drainfield. It is at this point that we like to be paid.
We only ask for a deposit to cover the permit cost to start
the process. We take Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Checks
We do no landscaping, or planting of sod, we do no irrigation
or electrical work. We’re not responsible for concrete
driveways or sidewalks or other concrete obstructions, or
other items listed on the proposal. Please read the proposal
If you had a new tank installed be aware of the fact that
it now has an exit filter. It is located on the outlet end
of your tank. It should be removed at least twice a year
and rinsed clean. Please use rubber gloves. All that is
necessary is to unscrew the cap and reach Down inside and
pull the filter out and using a garden hose rinse it off.
Then reinstall the filter.
Please read and understand our Septic
101 Do’s and Don’ts section to assure you
of many years of trouble free use of the septic system.
With our experience of installing over 1500 drainfields
a year, being your complete supplier of manufactured drainfield
products and tanks along with using environmental recycled
rock. We provide to you the experience, quality, integrity
and reliability of a conscientious company that will be
here for years to come. If you have any questions please
call our office and we will be more than happy to answer
them. (386) 738-3030