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the Cost of Septic Tank Replacement

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$ 5000
Jul 2007
Scott Depot, WV
Grandmother's septic tank needed replacing after 30 years  more... close row
$ 400
Apr 2009
New York City, New York, NY
Deeper wider septic tank solved many problems  more... close row
$ 6500
May 2009
Lake Isabella, CA
Septic tank removed in cabin and replaced  more... close row
$ 700
Jun 2006
New Edinburg, AR
Needed a new septic tank immediately  more... close row
$ 2100
Mar 2009
Petal, MS
Septic tank installation in one day  more... close row
$ 4200
Apr 2007
Wichita, KS
Very old septic tank replaced  more... close row
$ 2500
Feb 2009
San Diego, CA
Replaced with low quantity high quality septic tank  more... close row
$ 3500
May 2007
Austin ,Texas
Used a contractor to replace old septic tank  more... close row
$ 6200
May 2009
Port Washington, NY
Septic tank replacement for rental property  more... close row
$ 6000
Jan 2009
Los Angeles, CA
Expensive septic tank replacement  more... close row
$ 7500
Jun 2008
Saint Louis, MO
Absolutely necessary but expensive service  more... close row

Description of service

Due to a leak, I had my old septic tank dug up, replaced with a new, more modern model, and the mess cleaned up. While this was an expensive service, it became absolutely necessary due to failure of the old tank. The old tank was removed, and while it's a messy job, there wasn't anything other than overturned dirt in my back yard when they were done.

Review of Service

The local company who did the job wasn't the lowest bidder, but had fantastic reviews and lots of satisfied customers. For $7500, they came out and surveyed the site, and performed the tank replacement in just a day's time. This included them digging out the old tank, draining it with a specialized machine, busting it up with a backhoe, and removing it. They then replaced the whole tank, and cleaned up the mess in my back yard back to just-as-new condition. While $7500 is on the middle-high side of estimates I received, the professionalism and quality of service made this contractor my top choice for such things from now on. Overall, a fantastic experience.


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$ 1500
May 2008
Cleveland, Ohio
First time homeowners had to replace septic tank  more... close row
$ 3184
May 2008
Sandpoint, Idaho
New septic tank installed, new pipes, and tree removal  more... close row
$ 4750
May 2009
Buckeye, AZ
Replacement of and education about septic tank  more... close row