The Not-So-Glamorous Part of the Job

Many things impact building and density of housing. The most critical elements include water and sewer availability. The Infusion Design project has on-site septic and well water. This segment covers installation of the septic system.

Once excavation for the septic tank is complete, the septic tank is installed, lifted by crane. The size of a septic tank varies based on the number of bedrooms in a home.
The bottom half of the tank is put into place and leveled.
Once set, the top half of the tank is installed. The hole in the top portion is where the septic pipe from the house will enter.
Once the tank is installed, the septic field is excavated, stone is poured and pipes are laid in the drain field. This picture shows the first of four laterals. The system in this case is designed to be alternating, meaning only part of the drain field is used at one time. An alternating field is typical on smaller lots. Every year, the laterals being used will be rotated to support the longevity of the drain field.
Once the laterals are in place, more stone is poured, which surrounds the pipes to facilitate drainage.
Once the stone is poured, geotextile fabric is applied and the excavated areas are backfilled.
Brian Bristow and Brian Bristow Jr., of Bristow’s Hauling and Loading, were our subcontractors for the job. With years of experience between the two of them, the Bristows have become our “go-to” guys for excavation and septic installation. Bristow’s Hauling and Loading can be reached at (443) 309-0002.


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