Choosing Your Septic System

There are several things to take into consideration before we install your new septic system.

What You Need to Consider Before Installing a New Septic System

Your new septic system is a big investment in your property. We can help you through the process to determine which system is right for you. Here are some items you’ll want to think about:

  • What size capacity will you need?
  • What is the size of the property?
  • What are the ground conditions around your property?
  • How deep will the tank need to go?

Different Types of Systems

There is more than one type of septic system. Each system functions in a different way. Below are four of the most common types of septic systems and what each has to offer.

  • Gravity Septic System. Wastewater enters the septic tank and pushes effluent out through a distribution box (D-box) and into a drainfield through a network of pipes.
  • Pressure Dosed System. Sewage enters the septic tank where solids and fats are separated out and wastewater flows out to a dosing tank. Wastewater is then distributed to the drainfield through a network of pipes.
  • Mound Septic System. The mound is a hill that is built above the ground. Effluent from the septic tank flows to a pump chamber where a pump forces wastewater into the mound in prescribed doses and is discharged to the trench. Mound systems are an option where there is high groundwater, shallow soil depth or shallow bedrock.
  • Aerobic Treatment. Aerobic septic systems are used when standard septic systems are not a viable option. Aerobic systems use Oxygen to break down the wastewater instead of the solid and liquid being separated. Aerobic systems can provide a high quality wastewater treatment alternative to septic systems.

Choosing Your Septic System

A Percolation Test (Perk Test) must be performed by a Licensed Professional Engineer. The perk test will determine what type of system the property will be able to accommodate. Homeowners in Central Jersey can count on NJSMG to help you through the process from start to finish. Call us today at 908-874-4669 to discuss your septic system installation.