Septic Tank Installation & Repair
Abbotts’ Construction Services
3508 Laurel Road E
Nokomis FL 34275
License No. SR0081622
Abbotts’ Construction has serviced Sarasota, Bradenton, and Port Charlotte in the septic industry for over 20 years. We are a fully licensed and insured septic tank contractor.
Our services include but are not limited to:
- Septic tank installation and repair
- Lift station installation
- Drain field installation and repair
- Grease Trap installation
- Aerobic Treatment unit Installation and maintenance – for Aqua Aire and Aqua safe
- Septic tank pumping and maintenance
- Real estate inspections
- Septic tank certifications for the health department
Septic systems are used to protect Florida’s ground water. The system is designed to contain the solids and the water is filtered through a drain field to remove contaminants and impurities before it reaches ground water. The size of the septic tank and drain field is determined by the square footage of your residence or business. Other factors such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms are considered in this determination. You will need a licensed engineer to design a septic system that meets all State and County requirements.
A septic system is comprised of a septic tank, usually concrete, fiberglass or plastic, and a drain field. Waste water from your house flows through the plumbing into the septic tank from the inlet pipe. From there heavier solids will sink to the bottom forming the sludge layer and the lighter material will float, this is known as the scum layer. Relatively clear water will flow through the middle out of the outlet pipe and into the drain field.
The sludge in the bottom of a septic tank is digested by a bacteria called an anaerobic bacteria. This bacteria releases gases such as methane, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide. These gases are vented through your plumbing but over time they will cause the septic tank to deteriorate. The gas will eat away at the walls causing the tank to eventually weaken and crack. Most people will notice a hole in their yard where the septic tank lid is located. Usually, these holes are caused by methane damage. Eventually, the damage will be beyond repair and the tank will have to be replaced.