Septic Tank Installation in Essex

We were approached by a homeowner looking for advice regarding a new septic tank installation in Essex. For septic tank installations Mantair provides a complete design, installation and commissioning service throughout Essex and surrounding County’s.

Case Study – Southend on Sea, Essex.

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The client approached Mantair to discuss the options for replacing a failed septic tank which was serving multiple properties.  It was the clients wishes to have their own independent septic tank.

Site Investigations

Mantair engineers attended site to conduct a detailed survey of the existing drainage arrangements and carry out percolation tests to determine if the sub-strata was suitable for a septic tank soakaway system.

The results of the site survey showed that a septic tank installation would provide an effective means of waste water disposal, and provided the information required to determine the size of soakaway necessary.

Septic Tank Specification

Mantair engineers recommended the installation of a 2800 litre Klargester Alpha septic tank. The Klargester septic tank is made from composite GRP and is performance tested to EN-12566-1 requirements.

Septic Tank Operation

Sewage enters the septic tank into a settlement chamber, allowing solid waste (sludge) to sink and liquid to rise to the surface. This surface liquid makes contact with oxygen and the organic matter starts to breakdown biologically.

This liquid still contains sewage but in small enough particles to be carried through the discharge outlet and into the receiving soakaway.

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Septic Tank Installation

Scope of the works included:

  • Exposing the existing foul drainage pipe work and installation of new drainage to the location of the new septic tank system;
  • Excavation of suitably sized hole in preparation for the installation of the septic tank;
  • Installation of the septic tank, including for a concrete surround;
  • Installing a new discharge drain from the septic tank to the existing soakaway system;
  • Removal from site of all surplus excavated areas;
  • Backfilling all excavations and leaving the area neat and tidy.

On completion of the ancillary works Mantair engineers commissioned the septic tank system and removed all machinery from site, leaving the garden in a neat and tidy manner.

Stringent regulations govern the installation of septic tanks and there are several reasons why a septic tank may not be allowed for installation. Should a septic tank installation not be suitable for your property then a Mantair engineer would guide you through the alternative “off mains” drainage solutions available.

For all septic tank problems and requirements in Essex, whether it’s a septic tank flooding and backing up or causing pollution in ditches, call East Anglia’s leading experts in septic tank installation and repairs on 01255 476467, or fill out the form below.

 

Septic Tank Problem – Cromer Lodge, Felbrigg, Norfolk.

Part of the former Gate Lodge to Felbrigg Hall, Cromer Lodge is a quirky, cosy cottage situated at the entrance to Felbrigg Hall Estate in Norfolk.  Guests staying at Cromer Lodge enjoy easy access to park and woodland walks through Felbrigg Estate, whilst the Norfolk town of Cromer is only ten minutes drive away.

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Whilst surveying several drainage systems at Felbrigg Estate for the National Trust, Mantair engineers identified that the septic tank serving Cromer Lodge was in need of replacement.  The results of the septic tank survey identified the soakaway system connected to the existing septic tank was functioning correctly, allowing the discharged effluent from the septic tank to percolate into the sub strata.

Cromer Lodge is a National Trust Holiday Cottage for persons visiting Norfolk on holiday and as such the variations in flow can alter dependent from high to low seasons.  In view of this and the ground conditions being suitable for a soakaway system, Mantair recommended that a septic tank would be more suitable than a sewage treatment plant.  Sewage treatment plants can be susceptible to variations in flow.

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With the soakaway system functioning effectively and the cause of the problem being with the septic tank itself, Mantair engineers recommended that the only remedial works required would be replacing the existing failed septic tank with a modern septic tank.

With Cromer Lodge being a Holiday Cottage it was essential that all works were carried out and completed during a period when no guests were staying at the cottage.  This septic tank installation in Norfolk was carried out and completed over a period of only two days, ensuring no holiday bookings were affected.

Prior to any works commencing Mantair engineers scanned the proposed location of the new septic tank to ensure that no underground services were present.

The septic tank was delivered to Cromer Lodge using one of Mantair’s delivery vehicles after it had been inspected at Mantair’s head offices in Essex.  All septic tanks and sewage treatment plants Mantair provides are inspected prior to approval for delivery.

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The scope of the works included:

  • Exposing the existing foul drainage pipe work and installation of new drainage to the location of the new septic tank system;
  • Excavation of suitably sized hole in preparation for the installation of the septic tank;
  • Installation of the septic tank, including for a concrete surround;
  • Installing a new discharge drain from the septic tank to the existing soakaway system;
  • Emptying and filling-in of the old septic tank system;
  • Removal from site of all surplus excavated areas;
  • Backfilling all excavations and leaving the area neat and tidy.

On completion of the ancillary works Mantair commissioned the septic tank system and removed all machinery from site, leaving the garden area in a neat and tidy manner.

Mantair provides a comprehensive septic tank and sewage treatment plant service throughout Norfolk. This includes free site inspections, guidance and advice on the most suitable system for our client’s requirements, complete installation and full after sales care for both septic tanks and sewage treatment plants throughout Norfolk and East Anglia.

If you would like a Mantair engineer to visit you please fill out the form below or contact us on 01255 476467.

Septic Tank Installation in Woodbridge, Suffolk

Mantair was contacted by the owner of a property located on the outskirts of Woodbridge in Suffolk regarding septic tank problems.  The homeowner requested the services of Mantair to assist in the replacement of the ageing septic tank.

On inspection, it was found that the tank was constructed from brickwork and that the walls of the tank had started to collapse.  One side of the septic tank had completely lost its structural integrity with much of this side of the tank having collapsed. The main reason for the septic tank failure was due to sulphate corrosion.

From the initial septic tank survey it was evident that the existing soakaway system connected to the tank was functioning correctly.  With the soakaway system working effectively and the cause of the problem being with the septic tank itself, Mantair engineers recommended replacing the existing failed septic tank with a modern replacement septic tank.

As part of the project Mantair liaised with the Environment Agency to obtain an Exemption Certificate, and the local Building Control Department to obtain the relevant approvals for the installation.

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Prior to any ancillary works commencing Mantair engineers scanned the proposed location for the new septic tank and any areas where excavations were taking place to ensure that no underground services were present.

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On completion of the ancillary works Mantair commissioned the septic tank system and removed all machinery from site, leaving the garden in a neat and tidy manner.

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Mantair offers a comprehensive septic tank and sewage treatment plant service throughout Suffolk. This includes free site inspections, guidance and advice on the most suitable system for the client’s requirements, complete installation, commissioning and full after sales care.

Stringent regulations govern the installation of septic tanks, and there are several reasons why a septic tank may not be allowed for installation.  Should a septic tank installation not be suitable for your property then a Mantair engineer would guide you through the other ‘off mains’ drainage solutions available.

If you require assistance with a septic tank problem in Suffolk or have a requirement for a new sewage treatment plant or septic tank, call our team today to receive a free site visit.