Excavating and Installations



Excavating and Installations



Excavating and Installations


Septic Tank Replacement


Problems will pop up while owning a septic system. It’s important to be prepared and fix the problem when it happens. Not fixing the problem will lead to more problems, often being more serious and more expensive.Your septic tank isn’t one of the first areas of your home that comes to mind when you think of proper maintenance and care. The average septic tank has a lifespan of 15 years, with proper maintenance. If your septic tank breaks down, or you think it’s time to get it cleaned and inspected give Excavating NJ™ a call, 973-702-0655.
If septic tank is more than 20 years old or older, it is advisable to pump the tank to verify the structural integrity and water‐tightness inspection by Excavating NJ™. If the tank needs major repairs, we would recommend to replace it with a more modern septic tank and include new risers and lids with the installation. The replacement of a septic tank will require a repair permit and inspections will be made the local health department issuing the permit.

If your septic tank is working well, you might go years without giving it a second thought. It's not until problems arise that you wished you paid more attention to it. It’s always best to bring in a professional that is familiar with how your type of septic system works, knows the local laws and ordinances and the required repairs needed. If you’re unsure what to do, who to call or how to budget for the cost, call Excavating NJ™ for a free consultation and we will estimate the expenses that will be associated with your septic tank repair.

The septic tank is a fairly rugged septic system component and difficult to damage. In time, age decay alone can cause significant damage to the septic tank and it will need to be replaced or repaired. This will return your septic system to an optimum performance level.

One of the most common problems with septic tanks is that most homeowners don't actually notice the small issues until they have turned into much larger problems and that become emergency or major repairs. Two things to look for are:

  • Strong and unpleasant odors coming from toilets or showers 
  • Low water pressure or standing water above the septic drain field

Most often the problem is as simple of having the septic tank pumped. By removing the lid on the tank you’ll be able to tell if the liquid level is higher than the outlet that allows the effluent to flow in the septic field. Another common repair is also a broken pipe, which will need to be replaced or repaired in order to eliminate any standing and potentially hazardous water. 

If the problem ends up that the septic tank needs to be replaced, there are many factors that are associated with the cost of replacing a septic tank. Those factors are the size, type, tank material, local permits and location of where the tank is being installed. They all play a big role into the final cost of your septic tank replacement or repair.

It’s extremely important to hire a licensed, insured and bonded contractor for any septic tank or septic system repair. Ask about product and workmanship warranties, workmanship guarantee and don't forget to ask for proof of a license and insurance. Along with being licensed and insured, make sure you engage with a contractor that has the experience with septic tank and septic systems repairs. It is always best to get several estimates from trusted contractors in your area and compare prices, labor and experience.


Excavating NJ Testimonials

Kenneth Croatman
2014-07-25, 08:03
Every homeowner lives in abject fear of a huge job like a septic replacement, and I was certainly no different. Excavating NJ was recommended by … read more
Home Owner
2018-01-30, 19:04
I was in the process of selling my home and the septic inspection determined that 40% of my system was working due to its age of 39 yrs. I Excavating … read more
Rick and Teri Andrews
2018-01-03, 09:41
Despite the tight constraints of space and maneuverability, Mike and his team were able to meet the difficult septic installation challenge with … read more

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