A Septic Tank Riser is a Good Idea in Maryland
In Maryland when you have a septic tank you want to ensure that you have a method of gaining easy access. A riser for your septic tank does just that. A riser runs straight into the ground to connect with the septic tank lid. It is even with the ground or may stick out of the ground making it particularly easy to find. Some older tank installations did not use risers and make it difficult to find your tank when you need to clean your system. There are several different types risers to choose from.
The first type is a concrete riser.
This type is the least popular. One of the reasons that most people shy away from a concrete model is that it is heavier than the other choices. Another drawback is that the concrete is unattractive. Many people don’t enjoy having a large unsightly piece of concrete in their yards. On the other hand it’s important to remember how convenient these are in an emergency when you need to find them fast. A definite PRO for a concrete riser is it’s durability. Concrete stands the test of time and temperatures of all kinds.
The second type of riser is made from PVC.
This is one of the most used types as it ís lightweight and very easy to install. Also it is a more attractive choice than the concrete version. PVC is less expensive than concrete but it also doesn’t last as long.
A polyethylene riser is the third choice.
This again is not the best choice as it is more difficult to install than a PVC version. It is also more difficult to seal this type of riser septic tank.
The type of riser that you choose for your septic tank is based on personal preference, finances, weather and temperature of an area.
Hiring a contractor to install the riser is the best choice as they are skilled in placing them correctly. The professionals at Carl B. Seeds can also assist you in choosing the type of riser that is best for your area and septic system. Although it can be done by the average homeowner, hiring a professional is always a wise idea when dealing with this type of improvement.
Installing a riser is now required in many areas and Carl B. Seeds will be able to tell you if that is the case in your neighborhood.
When there is a problem with your septic tank you don’t want to have to dig up your entire backyard trying to find your septic tank opening. With a riser in place, that won’t be necessary.
The cost is well worth the money you will save in having to replace any grass or plants that you may destroy when trying to gain access to the septic tank or the extra labor charge for someone else to dig it up.