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Septic Systems

Start to Finish Septic System Installations

When property owners choose Lone Star Backhoe and Septic to install their septic systems, they can expect start-to-finish service. The process begins with a site evaluation and soil testing and doesn’t end until clients are satisfied with a job well done.

Design and Installation

Every site is a little different. Experienced contractors know that there’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to on-site wastewater disposal. They evaluate soil conditions, local land features, nearby structures, and other factors that might influence the installation or the system’s performance, then choose the products that are right for each unique property.

Sizing the Septic System

Septic tanks should have, at a minimum, a 1,000-gallon capacity. Many modern households and businesses need larger tanks, though. When sizing the tank and drainage field, designers will use information like building occupancy and anticipated wastewater volume to ensure that it will meet property owners’ needs without overflowing.

As a general rule, the tank must accommodate at least 1.5 times the building’s average total daily wastewater flow. Keep in mind that the average household produces wastewater from a variety of sources, including:

  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Sinks
  • Washing machines
  • Dishwashers
  • Other water-using appliances and fixture

Getting Permits

Before pulling permits for a project, the designers will discuss every aspect of the system with the client to make sure it will fit the property owner’s needs. Once they’ve gotten the go-ahead from clients, Lone Star Backhoe and Septic will also handle all the documentation and testing required to get a permit before preparing the site.

Site Preparation

Only after the client has evaluated the plan and the company has applied for the appropriate permits can site preparation begin. First, all trees, roots, and other forms of vegetation must be cleared from the site. The debris can be hauled away or left on-site for use as fill or firewood depending on the property owner’s wishes. The area will be staked out and thoroughly prepared to ensure a smooth excavation and installation.

A Smooth Installation

Once property owners have received their test results, permits, and finished design plans, the installation itself can begin. This process can take anywhere from several days to several weeks depending on the site conditions, soil, and size of the septic tank. The contractors will strive to provide fast, efficient service that causes as little disruption to clients’ and their neighbors’ lives as possible.

The Excavation

Laying a new septic system requires some serious equipment. First, contractors must excavate a hole in the ground large enough to accommodate the tank. Next, they will create a stable bed for the tank using either the native soil or a bedding material like pea gravel or washed rock. This helps to prevent settling.

The soil removed during the excavation process is usually trucked off-site. If property owners want to keep it to use as fill for other landscaping or building projects, they should discuss it with our contractors in advance.

Routine Inspections

Over the course of the installation, the contractors will stop to inspect every element of the system, from tanks to pipes to drainage fields. This helps to ensure that everything goes according to plan, so the finished system will work exactly as intended. The contractors will stop to confirm that they have placed the tank in the correct orientation with respect to inlets and outlets, verify its structural integrity, and ensure that it is completely level in the excavation.

The Clean-Up Process

Once the contractors have finished their job, they’ll do everything possible to leave the job site cleaned up and ready to be restored to its former glory by property owners or professional landscapers. Property owners who are new to the area can ask our contractors for recommendations.

The soil removed during the excavation process is usually trucked off-site. If property owners want to keep it to use as fill for other landscaping or building projects, they should discuss it with our contractors in advance.

Septic Tank Cleaning

Once property owners in Bowie, Texas have their septic systems installed, they’ll need to ensure that they are providing proper maintenance. With adequate maintenance, septic tanks and drainage fields will hold up for an average of 15 to 40 years. Arguably the most important aspect of maintaining a septic system is ensuring that it gets pumped out periodically to avoid blockages and overflows. Lone Star Backhoe and Septic can also provide septic clean out services.

Periodic Inspections

Septic tanks and drainage fields must be professionally inspected at least once every three years. Have an existing septic system and not sure how long it’s been since it was inspected or professionally maintained? Call to schedule an appointment right away.

Routine Cleaning

The average household septic tank needs to be pumped every three to five years if it was sized correctly, but every installation is different. If the household or business sees larger volumes of wastewater production for a long period, the property owner should schedule an inspection to determine if the cleaning system needs to be adjusted.


Consequences of a Failing Septic System

Neglecting routine maintenance like periodic inspections and pumping can lead the septic system to fail prematurely. The consequences of a septic system failure can be quite serious, so property owners should do everything in their power to avoid them. They can include the spread of sewage-borne diseases like dysentery, hepatitis, and typhoid fever, landscape damage, and even foundation damage.

Other Lonestar Services 

Although the company’s primary focus is septic system installations and maintenance, Lone Star Backhoe and Septic also provides other excavation services. Arguably the most important of them is storm cellar installation.

Storm cellars, also referred to as emergency shelters, are most effective when buried underground. They come in many shapes and sizes and can be a literal lifesaver if the area is hit by a surprise tornado because storm cellars are made from heavy, durable materials that can withstand anything nature has to offer.

What Your Neighbors Are Saying

“Very pleased with the installation of a new septic system. He was very prompt with the install and excellent clean up afterwards. Thank you, Ronnie, for the excellent job you did.”

Donald W.

“Honest and Efficient.
On time.
Quality work.
Easy to work with.”

Ron B.

“We are so pleased with this company! Professional and accomplished this task in record time. He put the yard back so nice, we can’t tell anything happened. We recommend this company to everyone!”

Dena & Jim


Give us a call today to see how we can take your project to the next level.