Septic Tanks and Sidewalks Should Keep Their Distance!
Septic Tanks and Sidewalks should keep their distance! If there is a sidewalk directly over a septic tank, that sidewalk may have to get replaced when it comes time to open the tank.
In the case of the picture shown here, Saving Septics did an amazing job of uncovering the septic tank that had part of a sidewalk over it without destroying the sidewalk, but there’s no guarantee that this will always be the case.
If you are going to purchase a home, you should find out where the septic tank is located before you buy. That way, you’ll know what costs you may incur when it comes time to service your septic system. If you are going to install a sidewalk or other landscaping, it would also be wise to find out where your septic tank is, so that you can install your new sidewalk, patio, landscaping, or other yard decorations and still be able to open your septic tank to pump it out, repair it, or service it if a backup occurs.