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When you work with us at Southern Water and Soil for your commercial septic installation

If you are having a new commercial septic tank installed for either new construction or to replace a failed tank, you should know that there is more involved than just choosing the right system and size for your needs. The actual quality of the septic tank matters if you want reliable, long-lasting performance. While a lot of emphasis is put on meeting permitting standards and properly maintaining the septic tank, how well-built it is could be even more important.

It might surprise you that although regulations will dictate that septic tanks must be structurally sound and watertight, when the inspectors put their stamp of approval on one, they often have not checked to see if the septic tank meets the standards you would want. All too often, a substandard septic tank is found to be the cause for premature failure. It may have thin walls or very little, if any, steel reinforcement. While this might work out for a residential situation where the soils are sufficient to provide the needed support, it is a recipe for disaster with commercial septic applications. It may be tempting to go with the lowest bid, but you’ll do yourself a disservice if you don’t work with a professional that will carefully engineer your commercial septic system to strong ASTM standards.

When you work with us at Southern Water and Soil for your commercial septic installation, you get the benefit of our years of experience and our dedication to quality. We will always provide you with pertinent information about the options involved so that you can get results you feel good about. We want you to have peace of mind that you won’t be dealing with a failed system in just a few years, resulting in more costs than you would have experienced with a quality system to begin with. Contact us today to learn more about our commercial septic services.