When you decide to install a septic system for your home, the process that begins can seem overwhelming at first. One of the biggest considerations of septic system installation is the landscape of your property. Some areas pose more challenges than others, which makes it harder to find an ideal location for a septic system installation. Here are some of the things that you should know about installing a septic system in an area with landscape challenges.

What constitutes a challenging landscape for septic system installation?

The first thing you should understand is what a challenging landscape actually is for a septic system. Property structures that make septic system installation challenging include those properties with higher water tables, rocky terrain, and minimal space. You also face unique challenges when your property is at risk of flooding or on a steep slope.

Will the property assessment tell you anything?

When you reach out to a septic system installation technician, the first thing that the company does is schedules a site assessment. This assessment includes surveying the property itself, taking soil samples to assess the composition, and testing for water table depth. The site assessment also identifies any potential environmental risks or concerns with installing a septic system on the property.

Does the property assessment affect your decisions?

Once you have the property assessment, talk with your septic system installation contractor about what it tells you. You might need to consider a different type of septic system based on your property's challenges. For example, a mound system may be preferable with a high water table on the property. You might need a custom design if you're on a steep, sloping plot of land. The more you factor into the decision, the easier it is to get the septic system you need.

Will you need permits?

In many areas, you'll need to pursue additional permits for the installation of a septic system on a property with challenging features. Some areas might require environmental impact studies or other additional elements to ensure that your property is safe for a septic system and to avoid long-term environmental complications such as erosion issues.

Should you plan for ongoing maintenance?

Especially in areas where the property poses challenges, routine maintenance and inspections will help you ensure that your system is functioning the way that it should and potentially identify any issues before they create significant complications. Work with your installation technician to establish a schedule.

These are the key things to consider when you want a septic system installed on a property with less-than-ideal composition. Contact a professional for more information about septic system installation