Understanding the basic function of a septic system, its components, and common signs of failures is important to evaluating and resolving damages from septic system failures. However, just because the system is experiencing issues does not mean that a full replacement is needed. Your best bet is to contact the Septic Professionals at Greg Beavers Septic Services who can assess your particular situation and make honest, professional recommendations for repair or replacement.
Septic System Basics
Septic systems can come in various shapes, sizes, configurations, and technologies. However, in their most basic form, they involve two main components:
- A septic tank to separate and collect solids.
- A soil absorption system (aka leach field) for filtering and treating wastewater prior to leaching clean water back into ground.
What Causes A Septic System To Fail?
There are many reasons that could contribute to the failure of a septic system. A properly installed septic system should last 20-30 years. Some of the more common reasons for premature septic system failure include excessive water use, poor maintenance or none at all, physical damage, or poor design and installation.
Septic Tank Replacement Cost
In general, a septic tank replacement cost (in the same spot) runs about $10,000 – $15,000, depending on the tank size and location. If you’re getting a whole new system, you should expect to pay between $35,000 and $60,000, including the construction costs, engineering costs, and surveying costs. Prices for complicated systems or systems in difficult to reach locations could cost more. In addition, if your property’s soil conditions aren’t ideal or a conventional anaerobic septic system, you may be better served by a more efficient aerobic septic system, often referred to as “advanced treatment units”. If you’re wondering “how much to replace my septic tank,” connect with our team for clear answers and fast service.
Septic Installations and Repairs
We have the equipment and expertise necessary to troubleshoot septic problems, replace faulty piping, alter or replace wastewater plumbing, and replace worn or damaged septic tanks, distribution boxes, baffles, septic pumps and more. For installations and replacements, we will help you secure the required permits, properly remove project-related debris, including the old tank, and backfill the site after inspections have taken place.
Additional services we provide include:
- Sewer camera inspections
- Distribution box location and repair
- Septic pump replacement
- Alternative Septic Systems (Advanced Treatment Units)
Septic System Replacement in Hunterdon, Warren, Morris & Somerset County
If you feel that your septic tank is failing and need an honest septic system evaluation and recommendation for replacement or repair, give Greg Beavers a call. For over 20 years, we have been providing outstanding septic system service to homeowners and businesses across northwestern & central New Jersey.