Being able to purchase a home is a milestone in your life. Next to the car that you have, the home you buy represents the single most important and largest investment you will ever make in your life. That said, when you select a pre-existing home, most of the bones are already there (from the frames that hold up the walls and the foundations that support the entire building to the roofline) but something you might overlook is the importance of the septic systems attached to the house. So if you choose the route of new home construction, then you will want to learn as much as you can about this part of the process!
How Much Does a Septic System Cost?
Sadly, narrowing down a specific cost is not easy. Exact quotes can fall within a wide range of numbers and it depends on the size of the system, the number of bedrooms in the home it is attached to, and the type of system required due to soil conditions.
How Does It Work?
Your next question is bound to be about how septic systems are supposed to work. Well, they are intended to be sewage disposal solutions. These systems consist of waste pipes, a septic tank, and a leach field. Most of the time, the leach field connects to several distribution pipes and absorption trenches that are filled in with crushed gravel.
How Do I Take Care of It?
As with any other aspect of home improvement, you are going to have numerous questions about maintenance. Slow drains and system backups are bad signs – don’t ignore them or put off addressing them! Also, be sure to keep water away from the drain field. Then avoid flushing substances such as chemicals, grease, and trash through the drains. Avoid soil compression and compaction caused by vehicles or landscaping/hardscaping projects. Don’t plant trees near the drain field where roots could clog the drain lines. Lastly, make sure you get the pump inspected at regular intervals and get the tank pumped out per DNREC recommendations.
What Does the Term Site Evaluation Mean?
A site evaluation will verify the soil types on a homesite in order to determine the type of system needed to adequately handle the waste created by your custom home. When it comes to picking a site for your new construction home, getting a copy of the site evaluation is critical to determine the final cost of completing your new home.
What Are Some Other Potential Alternatives?
You don’t necessarily need to have a traditional septic system installed to serve your new home. There are some other options available, especially if your lot doesn’t pass the site evaluation. These alternatives include but are not limited to holding tanks and exotic systems which require special engineering.
Contact Accessible Home Builders Today
Here at Accessible Home Builders, we’re proud to say we’ve been building and remodeling homes since 1994. In that time, we’ve serviced the areas of Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Selbyville, Seaford, Millsboro, Georgetown, Laurel, and more communities within Delaware. We work to guarantee a high level of professionalism, dedication, and the use of quality materials to ensure our customers have the home they deserve.
To get in touch with us, give us a call at our office at 302-663-0464, send us an email at email@example.com or visit us in person at 28412 DuPont Blvd, #103 Millsboro, DE 19966. Alternatively, give our satellite office a call at 302-628-9571, which is located at 500 W. Stein Hwy. Seaford, DE 19973. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to stay updated on what we’re up to next!
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