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septic drain fieldIf your home is in need of a new septic drain field, the design of the system will determine its performance and longevity. There are multiple options for how to install a system completely from scratch or to retrofit a new septic drain field into another system where the drain field has been compromised or is otherwise non-functional.

First, you need to consider how much waste your system will have to treat. Larger homes with more people will require larger systems and septic drain fields. In addition, you’ll want to consider the exact construction and placement of the various types of septic tanks that treat the waste before delivering it to the septic drain field and how those will interact for your drain field. This may change your specific requirements for the entire system, and in some cases, a drain field may not be ideally retrofitted to an existing tank or system of tanks.

Second, consider how much space you have on your property for a septic drain field, how large of an area and the proper slope that the drain field will need to cover, and your local or county regulations on septic systems, including distance from your home and from property lines or other boundaries. You’ll often need a permit from your local authority for a new septic drain field.

Third, remember that a septic drain field will need to be designed to avoid large plants and the threat of heavy objects or movement over them in order to ensure its best function.

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