Questions and Answers

  • What base is required to install a septic tank?

    For our septic tank NO concrete base is required. The tank just has to be placed on a 150 mm rock sand bedding.

  • Do you provide warranty on your tanks?

    3 years Warranty

  • Can I install a septic tank under a driveway?

    No, installing the septic tank under a driveway is not permitted and will void the warranty.

    In case it is located under the driveway, or in the pathway of heavy vehicles, the tank MUST be protected by a reinforced concrete slab that rest on firm ground around the tank. Just verify the septic tank is NOT supporting the load of the concrete slab.

    A riser will then be adapted at the septic tank manhole to reach ground level.

  • Can I build over my septic tank?

    It is not recommended ever to build over the septic tank. Access to the tank is necessary for inspection and maintenance. Anything built over the tank would have to be removed for pumping and repairs.

  • What are the advantages of Duraco Septic Tank compare to concrete septic tank?

    1. Concrete can Crack Over Time
    2. Higher Risk of Contamination
    3. More Expensive
    4. Involves Complicated Installation

  • How long does the septic tank last?

    Septic systems are designed to provide long-term, effective treatment of household waste when operated and maintained properly. However, most systems that fail prematurely are due to improper maintenance. Less serious problems are usually with plumbing (such as pipe blockages from tree roots growing into the pipe).

  • What should and should not go into my septic tank?

    The best situation for a long septic tank life would be that only human wastewater enters the tank. This includes proper toilet tissue.

  • Can a septic system be repaired?

    Yes. Depending upon the problem, many times a repair is possible.

  • What is considered a proper maintenance of my septic system?

    Maintaining your septic system requires regularly scheduled pump outs and satisfactory bacteria presence to aid in the digestion of organic solids. Neglecting proper maintenance will result in system distress and ultimately, system failure.

  • How often should my septic system be pumped out?

    It is recommended to have the system pumped out every 3 to 5 years depending on the size of your household

  • What is an aerobic waste water treatment unit?

    An aerobic system allows for biological (oxygenated aerobic bacteria) to decompose organic waste. This method differs from the traditional septic tank which uses anerobic bacteria to breakdown the organic waste. The introduction of oxygen is then done through either a biological solution using bacteria and enzymes or with a mechanical system that pumps air in and agitates the mixture.

  • What is the difference between aerobic and anerobic?

    There are two types of bacteria. One is anerobic which is the type found in a traditional septic tank. The bacteria break down the solid waste in this closed environment of the tank without oxygen. The second type of bacteria is aerobic which uses oxygen to break down the solid waste. The aerobic septic system introduces oxygen either in a mechanical way with a pump and agitator which requires electricity, or the more preferred and less expensive way through the introduction of bio-solutions where oxygen-generating bacteria are used.

  • Is the aerobic system better than a traditional septic tank?

    The aerobic system breaks down the waste water materials much better than the traditional septic tank. The resulting effluent water discharge is far cleaner and better and safer for the environment.

  • What is the aerobic advantage?

    Basically the aerobic method of treating household wastewater is that it breaks down a higher percentage of solids before discharge into the leach field or environment. A second advantage is that it breaks down the waste much faster than the traditional septic system.