Building a custom home is a great experience. But sticking within your budget can be difficult. When figuring out how much your new home is going to cost, you usually have to think in terms of square footage. But there are ways to increase your square footage and still save. For example, building up by adding a second story on the house is less expensive than building out, because that’s less area that will need a foundation and roof coverage. I started this blog to help you find ways to get the space that you need in your custom home, without having to spend more than you can afford. Building my custom home was the best money I ever spent, and I’m happy to help you learn how to get the custom home you want.
When you are in the process of making some upgrades to an existing home, make sure you do not avoid the features that make the home functional. One feature that will deserve your attention is definitely the septic tank and system. Here are a few of the most prevailing questions homeowners tend to have about septic tank installation and the costs involved.
How much does just a septic tank usually cost?
The septic tank that you purchase to be installed on your property can vary in price depending on its type. However, in general, you should expect to pay somewhere between $500 and $1,800 just for the septic tank alone. The final price can depend on whether you choose steel or concrete and the size of the tank that you must have for your home. In addition to the tank, new drain lines, drain field gravel and other materials will also have to be purchased.
Could you save money because the existing septic tank hole can be used?
Installation costs associated with a new septic tank can vary greatly between one contractor and the next, due to the fact that not all of them have an excavator on hand to create a hole for placement and have to contract out this part of the job. You are likely going to be curious why you should be charged much for installation at all if you already have a hole for placing the new tank. However, there is a good chance more digging will have to be done in order to properly seat the new tank, which means installation costs are usually about the same.
Wouldn't it be cheaper to just have the septic tank system repaired?
If possible, it is always going to be better if you can just have your old septic tank repaired. However, keep in mind that repairing a septic tank, whether it has to be patched or otherwise, is still just a temporary fix that will probably only give you a few more years of use, so you are basically only going to prolong the inevitable.
A steel septic tank will typically start to show rust at around 20-years-old while a concrete system can last 40 years or more. Therefore, no septic tank is an infinite component and will have to be replaced on occasion. Make sure you discuss any questions you have about the costs of septic tank installation with a local contractor. One company that may be able to assist you is Schlegelmilch Plumbing & Well Drilling.Share
18 October 2015