Building a new home from the ground up requires a lot of planning. There are plenty of things to consider – from the overall exterior appearance down to details and fixtures within each room, every decision requires careful thought.

Planning for a septic system is very similar. When building a septic system, every detail and aspect of the construction process needs to be considered. There are many vacant lots that are already served by municipal sewer lines, so those building a new home aren’t required to plan for a septic system.

There are, however, many advantages to having a private septic system. Familiarizing yourself with the intricacies of how these septic systems work and understanding the installation methods will ensure a quick and easy construction process.

Septic systems are good for the environment

Septic systems are nature-friendly, as they offer a simple, straightforward solution to wastewater management. They help reduce the risk of raw sewage discharge and groundwater contamination, which is usually caused by aging or damaged sewer lines.

A septic system also allows water to seep into the soil and recharge groundwater, which means clean water is constantly replenished within your lot. This also benefits any plants and trees you may have on your property.

Preparing for construction

Before you proceed, you need to get in touch with local officials to get information on regulations regarding septic system installation. You’ll be able to gather key information and requirements including tank size, tank build and material, soil composition, and proper placement.

It’s important not to overlook this step, as you’ll need to find out things like the minimum distance from neighbors’ property lines, water sources, etc.

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Getting in touch with the right people

As soon as you’ve covered all requirements and regulations, you’ll need to contact local utility companies, as they are the ones who can identify existing lines or pipes you need to avoid once you’ve started construction.

At this point, it’s also a good idea to get in touch with surveyors and inspectors in your area, so you can be sure you have all the proper permissions that are required. Once construction has started, you need to constantly check if everything is going according to plan, and potential issues that may pop up are dealt with accordingly.

Go with the pros

Look for experienced professionals to ensure a successful installation of your septic system. Windseeker Realty LLC is a team that has plenty of experience with new homes and building in Bayfield and the South Shore – we’ll make sure to put you in touch with the best contractors in the area, so you’ll be able to get a move-in ready lot as soon as possible.

Ready for the first step in building your dream home? Contact us today & we will help you find that special lot to build on. Give us a call at (715)779-5000, or leave us a message by visiting this page or emailing us at [mail_to email=””][/mail_to].

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