NJ Septic System Installation

Installing a septic system generally involves digging out the hole where the system will go, placing the septic tank into the hole and connecting the tank to the house drain using PVC pipes. The exact procedure and resulting septic system (gravity septic system, pump septic system) will vary depending on the type of septic tank installed, whether it is a gravity tank, a sand filter tank, a mound system tank or an aerobic treatment tank. Of course, maintaining the system is where the real work can come in.

The amount of people in the household and the size of the tank will determine how frequently to inspect it. Generally, septic pumping is required every three to five years. If the tank does not regularly get pumped, it can lead to a number of septic system problems.

Before Your Hire A Septic Contractor...

Below are some questions to ask and items to verify when looking for and hiring a septic contractor. AVOID THE HEADACHE and added stress from dealing with the hidden fees and additional costs that pop up with an incomplete estimate.

  1. Current New Jersey contractors license number
  2. Proof of liability insurance
  3. Terms of payment
  4. References and number of systems installed to date
  5. For pump systems, are the electical permit and electrician fees included in the estimate?
  6. Is the cost of pumping the old system included in the estimate?
  7. If extra soil is generated from installing the new system, are soil removal expenses included in the estimate?
  8. If tree removal is necessary for the new system, are removal expenses (including stump and brush cleanup) included in the estimate?
  9. If fencing is removed to install the new septic system, is reinstallation included?
  10. If sidewalks, patios, or landscaping has to be removed, will it be replaced without additional expense?
  11. If underground utilities are disturbed or damaged, that were not located by "NJ One Call" while installing the new septic system, who is responsible to fix the damage?
  12. What is the extent of landscape restoration after the septic system is installed?

It is important to keep septic engineering costs separate from the septic installation estimate. Don’t be fooled by low engineering costs for septic plans. Most often these fees are contingent upon using only a specific contractor which removes your right to put the plan out for bids without incurring a major increase in engineering expenses.

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