Septic Tank Cost
There are circumstances where a new septic tank system is needed. For instance, maybe you just moved into a very old home and the tank is made out of steel and you discover that it is rusty. Or, maybe you let a blockage problem progress too long and repair isn’t even in the picture. Restoring your system isn’t cheap either. This is why it is so vital for you to monitor your system on a regular basis.
Septic tank systems will vary in price according to size, what area in the country you live, and what material your tank and pipes are made out of. Typically, a traditional septic tank system in the Midwestern region of the country will cost anywhere from $2,000 to $9,000. The price can increase to $4,000 to $42,000 in other regions of the country where materials and man labor are more expensive. The septic tank alone will set you back $500 to $1,800, which again will depend on the size and material of the septic tank. There is also the added cost of pipes and other building materials. Add another couple hundred dollars to your bill.Other septic systems constructed in wetland areas or septic systems that use mounds can be even more expensive. Some newer alternative septic systems like aerobic systems and sand/peat septic systems have a higher price tag as well. The price for these septic systems will range anywhere from $10,000 to $40,000. These systems are more advantageous for individuals living near drinking water or areas with slow or fast percolating soil.
Depending on where your property is located and the size of your tank and drainage field, the cost can exceed $70,000. There are a lot of things to take into account when determining what type of septic system is appropriate for you. You may choose to go with a fiberglass tank over a concrete septic tank. They are more expensive but they are also unable to be penetrated by tree roots.
Once you have your new septic tank installed, take good care of it. Some experts suggest using products containing natural bacterial supplements to keep the healthy bacteria naturally present in your septic tank at a healthy ideal level.