Regular servicing of your septic tank is necessary to keep it flowing correctly and to extend the life of the septic system. Hurley Backhoe Services can install a new septic tank or clean and maintain your current septic system and keep it functioning properly for years to come. Contact our friendly staff at 910-571-0698 or use our hand contact page to request a quote on your job or for more information about Hurley’s Backhoe Services.
Septic Tank Installation and Service
We are certified grade IV septic installer in the state of North Carolina. Industrial certifications for all types of septic systems allowed in our state.
With over 50 years experience, there is not much we haven’t seen . This allows us a step ahead when it comes to septic repairs. It doesn’t always have to be the nightmare you see on television. Our experience allows us to find the best and most cost effective route possible when tackling your septic repair.
Our knowledgeable and courteous staff will work hard to resolve your septic pumping needs and leave you with the cleanest most effective job possible.
Years of installing and repairing septic systems allows us to evaluate your system with an edge on our competition by knowing what to look for to help prevent issues in the future and giving our clients peace of mind about their investment.
How Septic Tanks Work
A septic tank consists of one or more concrete or plastic tanks one end is connected to an inlet wastewater pipe and the other to a septic drain field. Generally these pipe connections are made with a T pipe, allowing liquid to enter and exit without disturbing any crust on the surface. Today, the design of the tank usually incorporates two chambers, each equipped with a manhole cover, and separated by a dividing wall with openings located about midway between the floor and roof of the tank.
Wastewater enters the first chamber of the tank, allowing solids to settle and scum to float. The settled solids are anaerobically digested, reducing the volume of solids. The liquid component flows through the dividing wall into the second chamber, where further settlement takes place. The excess liquid, now in a relatively clear condition, then drains from the outlet into the septic drain field, also referred to as a leach field, drain field or seepage field, depending upon locality. A percolation test is required prior to installation to ensure the porosity of the soil is adequate to serve as a drain field.
The remaining impurities are trapped and eliminated in the soil, with the excess water eliminated through percolation into the soil, through evaporation, and by uptake through the root system of plants and eventual transpiration or entering groundwater or surface water. A piping network, often laid in a stone-filled trench, distributes the wastewater throughout the field with multiple drainage holes in the network. The size of the drain field is proportional to the volume of wastewater and inversely proportional to the porosity of the drainage field. The entire septic system can operate by gravity alone or, where topographic considerations require, with inclusion of a lift pump. Certain septic tank designs include siphons or other devices to increase the volume and velocity of outflow to the drainage field. These help to fill the drainage pipe more evenly and extend the drainage field life by preventing premature clogging.