Septic System Installation And Repair

For all your Septic system needs in Hamilton area.​

Septic and Cistern Installation, Hamilton area

We are licensed septic installers in Hamilton area and a member of the Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association. 

We stay educated on the newest and latest septic system technology. 

We are able to install the most efficient and cost effective system for your home and property.

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Septic Systems​

You will need to install a septic system to dispose of sewage from your home if a public sewer system is not available at your property.

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Septic Beds

The septic bed is made up of sand and gravel that is porous. This will act as a filter to clean the water before it seeps back into the ground.

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Cistern Tanks

What to consider before installing a new Septic system in Ontario, Canada.

You will need to install a septic system to dispose of sewage from your home if a public sewer system is not available at your property.

The type of septic system you will need will depend on the characteristics of your land and its surrounding areas and the make-up of the soil.

A septic system typically consists of a septic tank buried in the ground with a drain-field that can fit the front or back yard of the home-site.

Septic Systems

You will need to install a septic system to dispose of sewage from your home if a public sewer system is not available at your property.

The type of septic system you will need will depend on the characteristics of your land and its surrounding areas and the make-up of the soil.

A septic system typically consists of a septic tank buried in the ground with a drain-field that can fit the front or back yard of the home-site.

Septic Beds

The septic bed is made up of sand and gravel that is porous. This will act as a filtration system to clean the wastewater before it seeps back into the ground.

Septic Tank

Light solids like fat and soap suds will float to the top and form a layer of scum. 

The scum layer will remain on top and will gradually thicken until you have the septic tank cleaned.

Ontario Building Code (ODC) for Septic Tanks in Ontario.​

Septic Systems in Ontario

“Sewage Systems” of the Ontario Building Code (OBC) regulates the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of on-site septic systems for most single-family homes.

Your local municipality Building Department may examine plans and issue permits. 

It may inspect for systems regulated under the Ontario Building Code (OBC).

It is the responsibility of the homeowner to obtain all approvals needed under the OBC before installing suggestions for system performance improvements.

Download: Septic Smart – Understanding Your Home Septic System

Not all soils can absorb wastewater or purify it.

Septic systems installed in unsuitable soils will cause leakage of raw and untreated sewage to the surface of the ground or a roadside ditch and can contaminate the groundwater. 

This untreated sewage may contain deadly bacteria and viruses like E-coli that can cause severe to deadly infections in humans.

Therefore, the Ontario Building Code requires an expansive soil and site assessment by the local health department to determine the suitability of the earth and topography of the property.

Reviewing the Property

Walk over your property and look for indications of site limitations and soil problems that may affect the performance of a septic system.

Things to consider before you purchase a property in Ontario, Canada.

  1. Space: check if you have enough space for your new home and the septic system. You may also need water well.
  2. Nearby streams or rivers: Check if the nearby rivers or streams would flood your septic system.
  3. Wet & swampy? Observe if the property is wet and swampy and if the ground does not drain rainwater.
  4. Bedrock: inspect if you have bedrock underneath your property that will interfere with your septic system.
  5. Soil assessment: Dig two 5 foot holes and determine the type of soil on the property.
  6. Septic system: Decide on the type of septic system needed for the soil on the property.
  7. Call us: for an estimate to install the septic system.
  8. Well distance: If you or your neighbours have wells, ensure the location of your septic system is at least 100 feet away from these well.
  9. Future: Allow for space on your land for future expansions or system replacements.

The capacity of the Septic System.

The size and the type of Septic system will depend on the type of soil conditions and the amount of wastewater your household may produce.

A small house with one bedroom and one bathroom is estimated to have a flow rate of about 750 liters.

Suppose that system was being located in soils with a high absorption rate. In that case, the system could be quite small and installed at a reasonable cost.

A large house with five bedrooms is estimated to have a maximum daily flow rate of 2500 liters. If such a large house is built on clay soil, which may absorb only about 4 liters per square meter/per day, you may need to truck in a large amount of sand. This will increase your cost of installing a septic tank tremendously.

We have to visit your property to correctly estimate the cost. We will assess the lot, space and cleanup needs, and many more to give you a correct estimate for installing a new septic system.

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