Septic Systems

Septic Systems

Welcome, We have decided to devote an entire page of our website to septic systems.
We hope the information is useful to you and helps you to make an informed decision on your next step.

In the last 25 years we have installed just under 700 septic systems.
As well as manufacturing our own septic tanks and dosing chambers,
we stock enough material to install several systems at all times.
Septic repairs are not a problem. We stock control boxes, lift pumps,
distribution boxes, and have the capabilities to cast custom tank tops and lids should you have the need.

On new installations as well as repairs we have the properly sized equipment to fit any job.
Our crews are also sized to fit any job. From 1 to 3 men for an aeration system or 5 to 6 men for a standard leaching system, most systems can be installed in one day.
Because rules change often in this business, we take continuing education classes on a yearly basis.
These classes are given by the Ohio On-site Wastewater Association;
Columbiana, Portage, Stark, and Mahoning Counties, as well as the Ohio State Board of Health.
Staying at the forefront of education, constantly updating our equipment,
and taking advantage cutting edge of technology, makes us more efficient. That is what it takes to stay competitively priced for our customers.

The following is an overview of different types of septic systems and a brief explanation of how they work. When septic systems are matched to soil conditions and installed properly, they will provide years of trouble free service.

The basic components of a traditional septic system are:


  • septic tanks – hold solids and grey water (effluent)

     

  • distribution box – evenly distributes effluent to the leach lines

     

  • leach lines – provides soil contact area for absorption



Mound System:


  • replaces distribution box (d-box) with a dosing tank


  • effluent enters dosing tank from the septic tanks and is pumped to the mound


  • effluent enters the mound and filters through layered sand and gravel to the absorption area under the mound.



Aeration System:

Once the effluent leaves the aerator it is chlorinated or passes through a UV filter and is discharged off lot.




Drip Irrigation System:

Effluent from the dosing tank is filtered and distributed approximately 6” below the ground surface via high pressure pump and small diameter lines (usually less than 1”). There it is taken up by the roots of grass or other non food chain plants and processed.



Though there other types of systems in use, these are the most common in this area. There are also variations of these systems using other types of material to deliver effluent to the leaching trenches. One such system is a “Substitute Aggregate System”. This type of leach field uses pipe that is encapsulated with plastic beads held in place with plastic netting. The beads take the place of stone aggregate. The example pipe pictured below is made by EZ-Flow and is our brand of choice.



Another type is the plastic chamber leach field. This system uses a plastic arch design and eliminates the need for stone aggregate in the leach trenches. This makes for an attractive alternative on lots where access with trucks and equipment is an issue. The example pictured below is the Infiltrator Brand of chambers which are our brand of choice.


Well, we hope the information found on this page has been helpful to you. We are licensed and bonded in Stark, Columbiana, Mahoning, and Portage counties. If there is anything we can do for you, please contact us. We ask you to please have as much of the following information together as possible when you call.

  • Your name, address, and phone number

  • job address (if different than your current address)

  • plot map of property

  • any information the county health dept. may have

  • house plans if available



This information will help us answer your questions.