Installation, repairs, and ongoing maintenance
A septic drain field is a crucial element in any septic system. A properly installed field that is well maintained will last for decades.
For 53 years been perfecting the drain field installation and repair process in Orlando and surrounding cities.
These 2 types of septic fields will last longer than most and have fewer maintenance issues to deal with over the years.
Drain Field Cost
With any new septic system, the drainfield is going to be one of the more costly aspects. Most drainfields require quite a bit of excavation and plumbing to create but before any digging begins, permitting and planning is required.
According to sites like Homeadvisor, a new drain field, or leach field will cost anywhere between $2,000 and $10,000. Before we can give you an exact cost, please contact us to schedule a site analysis.
A replacement drainfield will cost more than a new drainfield installation because we have to remove and dispose of the old system.
Proper Drain Field Size
Absorption bed size varies based on 3 main factors.
The first and most important is the percolation rate, or "perc" rate of the soil. Florida has some of the better percolation rates compared to other states because of the sandy soil content. This allows waste water to leach into the soil evenly and at a faster rate.
Secondly is the size of your home. Larger homes require a larger field.
Lastly is the type of leach field being used.
For a 3 bedroom home in Florida, a 450 sq. ft. drainfield is typical.
Time to replace?
Drain fields can need replacement for any number of reasons. One of the most common reasons systems need to be replaced is putting chemicals, oil, pants, and other fluids into the septic system.
Over time this will clog the pipes, septic tank, and the drain field.
Other reasons a field might need to be replaced are:
- excessive water use in the house
- excessive water runoff or standing water due to storms and hurricanes
- plant and tree roots getting into the system
- damage from vehicles driving over the drain field
- Old and worn components