Choosing the Right Septic System for Your New Jersey Home

When building or renovating a home in New Jersey, the septic system is often overlooked. It's not just about having a septic system – it's about choosing the right one. Your septic system should suit your property's size, soil type, and your household's water usage. Long Hill Contracting, with years of unparalleled expertise in septic system installations, provides a comprehensive guide on selecting the perfect septic system for your New Jersey home.

Why Does the Right Septic System Matter?

The right septic system ensures efficient wastewater treatment, minimizes maintenance costs, and prolongs the system's lifespan. An ill-suited system can lead to frequent blockages, groundwater contamination, and a host of other issues.

Factors to Consider

Soil Type

The soil in your property will determine how well wastewater percolates. Before any installation, a percolation test (or "perc test") is essential. Sandy soils, for instance, have faster percolation rates compared to clayey soils.

Property Size and Landscape

The size of your property and its topography can influence the type and size of the septic system you can install. For instance, properties with steep slopes might need a different system design than flatter lands.

Household Size and Water Usage

A larger family generally means more water usage. The septic tank and drain field should be sized appropriately to handle this volume.

Popular Septic System Types for New Jersey Homes:

  1. Conventional System: This is the most common type, comprising a septic tank followed by a subsurface drain field. It's suitable for properties with good soil percolation rates.
  2. Chamber System: This alternative to the conventional system uses chambers in the drain field. It's often chosen for its eco-friendly design and efficient treatment capabilities.
  3. Mound System: Mound systems are ideal for properties with shallow soil over groundwater or bedrock. They involve elevating the drain field ensuring wastewater gets adequately treated before reaching the groundwater.
  4. Aerobic Treatment Unit (ATU): This system adds oxygen to enhance the treatment process, making it efficient for high-water usage homes or areas with soil restrictions.

Why Trust Long Hill Contracting?

Unparalleled Expertise

We've been guiding homeowners in New Jersey for years, ensuring they have septic systems that perfectly align with their needs.

Comprehensive Consultations

Our team conducts thorough on-site evaluations, considering every factor from soil type to property size, ensuring you get a system tailored for your home.

End-to-End Service

From initial consultations to installation, Long Hill Contracting ensures your septic system is in top shape for years to come.

Investing in Your Property's Future

Choosing the right septic system for your New Jersey home isn't a mere task – it's an investment in your property's health and value. With myriad options available, making an informed choice can seem daunting. But with expertise like that of Long Hill Contracting, you're not just choosing a septic system; you're choosing peace of mind.

We come from three generations in the construction industry with over 30 years of experience in civil construction; honesty and trustworthiness is a virtue instilled in our family. This is the model of how we do business.