Tank LocatingSeptic Tank Locating, Buried Septic Tanks, average tank depth,
Tanks can be buried anywhere from 2" to over 6' depending on what sort of landscaping
has taken place since it was installed.
Most tanks are buried within 50' of the home. Many have a clean-out pipe that is
above ground level, close to the outside wall.
Driving a steel rod into the soil until it hits the tank will tell you how deep it's
buried (Be careful for pipes & electrical lines). Slumped ground, first snow melted
area in spring, dead lawn areas, can also give clues to its location.
Every system is different & a pipe can turn & head another direction at any point.
The county keeps records of most systems that drew a permit. At no charge, they
will send you a map called an as-built showing the tanks location.
We can electronically locate your tank. A transmitter is flushed
down a drain then followed by a receiver outside.