Bad news, but you’ve come to terms & accepted the fact that it’s time to replace your septic system. Now, how much is this going to cost?
Before any reputable Installer can provide a fair & accurate price quote to replace your system, they must have sizing & design information. It’s no different than if you asked for a price on constructing a new home for your family, the Builder must have blue prints to base his bid from.
A new replacement system has many variables that can effect price ; location, existing landscaping, soil conditions, set back requirements, existing utilities, size & type of system. Additionally, times have changed and new regulations are in place so a new system may be drastically different than your existing or original one. It is virtually impossible to pin down pricing until a licensed soils engineering firm conducts a soils analysis in the proposed location of the new system. The “soils analysis” may consist of either a percolation test performed with a drill rig, or, test holes dug 8 feet deep with a backhoe.
Engineers will be looking at the particular soil type in the test holes such as sand, clay, sandstone, claystone, or bedrock as well as the gradation & porosity of the soil. The total number of bedrooms (NOT BATHROOMS) is also taken into the equation.
The “average” price ranges below will hopefully help give you an idea of what to expect and how much to budget for this unforeseen project.
- Standard or Conventional style system – $5,000 – $10,000
- Engineered or Designed style system – $10,000-$15,000
Douglas County Septic specializes in system replacements and will be happy to help make this small bump in the road go as quick, easy & simple as possible!