When a septic system becomes problematic or just can’t keep up with the household usage, it may be time to replace your system. Septic system replacement can be more costly than a new system. Below are the two biggest factors that can add time and money.
Septic systems are usually in backyards, so it’s difficult for excavation machinery, dump trucks, and septic tank delivery trucks to reach them from the street. Existing fences, landscaping, trees, driveways, and other structures can also get in the way. The job can be completed with much less expense and time if direct access is available.
Many homes have existing irrigation systems, landscaping, fencing, and other structures that may need to be removed or become damaged during the installation process. Installation machinery can crack driveways and tear up landscaping. It can also damage underground lines such as irrigation, cable, telephone, and gas lines. Allow for these possible replacements and repairs in your septic installation budget. It is very important to know ahead of time what system replacement entails, what may become damaged during installation, and what is not included in the septic company’s cost. You’ll get a much more accurate picture of what your new septic system will cost.
There is not a one-size-fits all system, and many factors need to be considered during the design and pricing process.
There are three steps you must also complete, as required by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
During this process, there’s a good chance you may have to hire three contractors: a site evaluator, a designer, and an installer. In some instances, you may only have to hire two contractors as some site evaluators can also complete the design.
We do everything, from start to finish, saving you time and hassle. We have over 78 years of installation experience, providing you with the most qualified and experienced professionals.The process doesn’t end once the system is installed. Every type of septic system requires ongoing maintenance. For more information about maintenance or if you’d like a quote for a septic system installation, give us a call at 830.249.4000 (Boerne) or 210.698.2000 (San Antonio). You can also schedule an appointment online.