Septic Systems


Septic Tank Services

Unlike homes connected to public sewers, properties located in rural or remote areas often rely on on-site septic systems for wastewater management -- and in turn, a knowledgeable contractor to provide septic tank services. Since they use the soil’s natural filtering process to eliminate wastewater, septic systems can also be more affordable and better for the environment.

At S J Masonry, we have over 20 years of experience performing septic tank installation and replacement for residents of Lancaster, Delaware, Chester, and Montgomery counties. This includes lid and line replacement, absorption system installation, and more.

Preparing Your Home for Septic Tank Installation

Septic tank installation is a complex process that involves careful planning, heavy machinery, and skilled labor. But once it’s installed, a septic system can last up to 40 years when properly maintained.

Before the process begins, you'll want to make sure that the groundwork is laid for successful septic tank installation. This involves clearing land where the septic system will be installed. Land clearing includes the removal of brush, vegetation, and debris as well as land grading and stump grinding. As professional contractors, we take care of all this for you. In addition, we provide excavation and site preparation services to provide a stable, level ground for proper functionality. These processes not only make way for your new septic tank, but also for any leach lines and drain fields.

Other Steps in Installing a New Septic System

Lowering the Tank

After the excavation is complete, the septic tank is carefully lowered into the excavated space. Our experts ensure that the tank is level and firmly in place; this guarantees that it can operate correctly without any complications, such as uneven waste distribution or potential breaches in the system.

Connecting Plumbing and Electrical Systems

After positioning, we connect the tank to both the plumbing and electrical systems of your home. These connections are crucial for the overall functionality of the septic system.

Leach/Drain Field Installation

The next phase involves the installation of the leach field, also known as the drain field. Our experienced contractors will carry out additional excavation services to create this component of your septic system, which is essential for filtering out contaminants from the liquid that emerges from the septic tank.

Inspections and Finalization

Local regulatory agencies often require that a septic system be inspected before it can be considered operational. We facilitate these inspections, which serve to ensure that the installation has been completed according to the necessary codes and standards.

Septic Tank Replacement: Signs of Septic System Issues

Even with regular maintenance, issues can arise in a septic system. Recognizing the signs of a problem and replacing your septic tank can lead to swift action and minimize the potential for damage.

Be on the lookout for common indicators of septic system troubles. These include slow draining toilets and drains, sewage back-up, lower levels of water when flushing the toilet, odors in your home or on your property -- and in severe cases, standing water around the tank or drain field. Any of these signs can indicate that you're due for a septic tank replacement.

You may also notice signs indicating that you need a septic tank lid replacement. For example, visible cracks and breaks on the lid can compromise the safety and functionality of your septic system. Additionally, an outdated or deteriorating septic tank cover may not provide a secure seal -- increasing the risk of unpleasant odors or even accidental injury.

Septic Work and Related Services

At S J Masonry, we are committed to providing comprehensive septic services tailored to our customers' specific needs:

Types of Septic Systems We Service

Understanding that each property has unique requirements, S J Masonry services a wide variety of septic systems:

Working With Experienced Septic System Contractors

The success of your septic tank installation hinges on the quality of the team you select. Here's why you should choose S J Masonry as your septic system contractors:

Experience: Our team at S J Masonry has over two decades of experience in septic work. We understand the intricacies of the installation process and will ensure that each step, from site preparation to the final connection of the tank, is carried out with precision and attention to detail.

Qualifications: In addition, our contractors are licensed and insured. This provides our clients with peace of mind knowing that their septic system installation or replacement is in good hands.

Tools and Techniques: At S J Masonry, we utilize the most up-to-date equipment and techniques available. This not only ensures a quality installation but also minimizes any disruption to your property during the process.

Adherence to Local Regulations: We are well-versed in the septic system regulations of our service areas. By working closely with local regulatory agencies, we ensure that your septic system is installed to code and functions properly.

Customer Service: At S J Masonry, we prioritize customer satisfaction. We work with you to understand your specific needs and provide personalized recommendations for the best septic system solution for your property.

Competitive Pricing: We believe in providing quality services at competitive prices. Our team will provide you with a detailed estimate of the costs associated with your septic system project and work within your budget.

Fast Turnaround Time: We understand the urgency of septic system issues, which is why we work swiftly and efficiently to complete your project in a timely manner.

Septic tank installation and replacement can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. With S J Masonry's team of experienced professionals by your side, you can rest easy knowing that your septic system is in good hands.

Give us a call to see how our septic tank services can help you. Don't wait until it's too late: Schedule an appointment with us today.


Septic Tank Services for Lancaster, Delaware, Chester, and Montgomery Counties