Septic Excavation

The Parker Excavation team have provided complete septic excavation services to Canton, NY and the surrounding area for over 50 years with unparalleled quality.  By utilizing the latest technology within the septic excavation industry, Parker Excavation is able to provide all of our clients with the peace of mind of smooth service experience.

Septic excavation and septic system installation can be worrisome for most households because you never really think about where your waste goes until your septic system is broken. But thankfully our septic system professionals guarantee the proper installation for proper flow, waste degradation, and drainage. And, when your old septic system breaks down, the Parker Excavation team is here to help with your entire septic excavation process.


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Septic Excavation Services

If you have a septic system that is old or has broken down then you will need to get your septic system excavated in order to repair or replace it.  The septic excavation operators at Parker Excavation have the capabilities to analyze each worksite and create an action plan of what septic excavation services are necessary for each project that we take on.  With over 50 years of excavation experience in a wide variety of excavation projects, you can rest assured that Parker Excavation will provide you with high-quality services.

Septic Tank Inspection

When you begin the process of excavating a septic system, we must first understand what system is currently in place to have a better understanding of the layout of the tank.  Without a thorough septic tank inspection, it increases the chance of unnecessary damage to your yard as well as any nearby wiring, piping, or other materials. The first thing the operators at Parker Excavation do when they begin the process of a septic system excavation is to perform a septic tank inspection to give them a complete understanding of the system.

Soil Testing Services

When you begin the process of installing a septic tank or excavating an old septic system, you must begin with soil testing.  Once the septic tank inspection has determined the current septic system your household uses as well as any recommendations for improvement, the Parker Excavation operators can begin to test the soil.  The soil must be tested to see how well it drains to avoid a pond of sewage appearing in your yard, as well as to give us a better understanding of what to expect during the septic excavation process.

Septic Tank Excavation

Once the septic tank inspection, as well as the soil testing, has been done, the Parker Excavation team will develop a specific action plan in order to safely perform a complete septic excavation.  The depth of the excavation is important in order to utilize gravity to move the flow of waste from the home to the septic tank. As well as accounting for the slope of the septic piping, we also make sure that we dig deep enough to properly cover the septic tank so it won’t be visible.

Septic Tank Installation

Once the septic tank has been completely excavated, the process of installing the new septic system can begin.  There are a variety of different things to consider when it comes to septic tank installation, but the Parker Excavation team has experienced nearly any kind of septic scenario before.  Excavating and installing a new septic system can be a daunting project, but with the expertise of the Parker Excavation team, you can rest assured that will walk you through the entire process and have your septic system back to tip-top shape.

How A Septic Tank System Works

Septic tanks are in a majority of households throughout the United States and they are important for keeping your home and the environment clean.  A septic system works by taking all of the waste that a household creates from toilets, sinks, garbage disposals and funnels it down into a septic tank which is typically buried outside the home.  Inside the septic tank, the waste is separated into solid waste and liquid waste. The liquid waste is brought out through a drainage system, but the solid waste remains in the septic system to further decompose into a smaller form that will have to routinely be pumped out.

Now that you have a basic understanding of what a septic system does, it will give you clarity on what it takes to excavate a septic tank system.

Septic Tank FAQ’s

How Deep Does A Septic Tank Need To Be Buried?

The depth in which a septic tank needs to be buried can vary depending on the type of septic tank as well as the surrounding area. If the septic tank is located in an area that gets driven over or has a large amount of foot traffic it is recommended to bury it deeper to protect the system. Another factor to keep in mind is the weather in the area. The depth required will be different in an area that gets a lot of rain and flooding compared to a location with incredibly dry soil. With all these variables it can be difficult to give an exact estimate of how deep your septic tank needs to be buried but it is typically recommended that it is between 6 inches deep and 4 feet deep. Our profession septic tank excavation and installation crew will help analyze the soil and place your system at the correct depth.

How Much Does It Cost To Remove A Septic Tank?

The septic tank excavation process can vary depending on the requirements of the clients as well as the current health of the system. If your tank only needs to be pumped compared to excavated it will be much cheaper than removing the entire system from your yard. When pricing a septic tank excavation project it is important to keep in mind the man-hours required, the labor costs, the equipment costs, and the analysis required to make sure the project goes smoothly.

How Long Does It Take To Excavate A Septic Tank?

Excavating a septic tank requires a thorough plan and execution in order to completely remove the old system as well as make sure that the dig site is kept in the best condition possible. Depending on the complexity of the system and the location it can take as little as an afternoon or remove your septic tank or as long as multiple days. There are multiple variables that come into play that can impede the progress. Our team utilizes a thorough analysis of the system and ground to provide our clients with the best possible project results.

How Long Does It Take To Install A Septic System?

Similar to the septic system excavation process, the septic system installation processes have a variety of different variables that can change the project length. It is important to understand that the location of the project, local governing regulations, the size of the septic system and other variables with dictating how long it takes to install a septic system. Our team with start by analyzing the current location of the system to develop a plan to make the project as seamless as possible. The entire process can take anywhere from a day to up to a week depending on the complexity of the project. It is important to speak with our team to have a better understanding of the entire process as well as the timeframe required for your specific project.

What Is A Septic System Inspection?

Septic system inspections are done every few years to make sure that your septic system is working correctly and there aren’t any issues that need to be fixed. The inspection will give you a thorough analysis of the health of your septic system and help you avoid unneeded damage to your system, pipes, and yard. The inspection will typically begin with a visual inspection of the tank itself. The inspector will analyze the water levels as well as check the pipes for any signs of blockage or deterioration. Often times the inspector will test running water from your home and analyze how much and at what rate it flows into the septic tank. This is done by adding dye to the water to get a better idea of how well it is flowing. After the visual inspection, it is common for your tank to be pumped in order to analyze the backflow and check for blockage issues. This is typically where drainage issues and spillage is detected. It is important to find septic issues as early as possible before the issues compromise the integrity of the entire system.

Contact Parker Excavation For Septic Excavation

Parker Excavation can assist you with all of your excavation needs and provide the solutions that will result in a successful project. Visit our about us page to learn more about our history and value we’ve provided to our customers. Call us today at or fill out the form below to talk to one of our septic excavation experts today.

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