Septic system repair or replacement?

Consider which option is best for you.

Schedule Regular Pumping To Prevent Problems

Our 59 years of experience has allowed us to deal with countless WILD situations needing septic system repair. Where do we start? From removing toys and purses clogging pipes to roots growing into the system or butt wipes clogging a drainfield!

We have found that many septic systems can be repaired instead of replaced.

The goal of this page is to help you conclude if septic system replacement or a repair is right for you.

Grant’s Septic Techs carefully measure and plan the septic system repair.

Understanding Septic System Repairs

The Septic Tank

A septic tank is very hard to damage, made of solid concrete that is 4 - 6 inches thick and can last 150 years or more because it does not corrode quickly.

Common problem:

Septic tank leak: Can be fixed by sealing except some towns don’t allow.

Cost for repair: $1,500 - 2,000

Cost for replacement: $4,000 - 6,000

Dan Grant in the large hole measuring space around the septic tank.

The Distribution Box

A distribution box is easy to damage so nothing larger than a lawn mower should be driven over it. Made of solid concrete that is 2 - 3 inches thick, which ends up lasting 20 - 40 years or sometimes even more but eventually will corrode and fall apart.

Common problem:

Distribution box corrosion: Can only be fixed by replacement.

Cost for replacement: $1,500 - 2,000

Dan Grant in a hole, replacing and connecting the distribution box

The Drainfield

A drainfield is easy to damage so nothing larger than a lawn mower should be driven over it. Proper maintenance is crucial here because it determines how long this final part of the system will last.

Common problem:

Drainfield clogging — Usually solved by septic system replacement for $20,000 - $30,000+. But when spending a large sum of money, are you going to consider all your options?

Performing a drainage field test, looking into a small deep hole.

Consider Your Septic System Repair Options

Some people are simply dealt a bad hand when they move into a home where the previous owner did not take care of septic system maintenance properly; the drainfield has already been damaged.
The important thing is that it’s not over, until… it’s over.

Throughout our 59 years in business we have found many septic systems can be repaired instead of replaced. Would you like to see if your septic system can be repaired?

Give us a call to discuss your situation or pick a time that works for you and book online with us for an evaluation of your septic system. We are looking forward to helping you extend the lifespan of your septic system.

The Grants in front of their septic system equipment for replacement or repair