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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
$ 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
$ 1500
May 2008
Cleveland, Ohio
First time homeowners had to replace septic tank  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
$ 3184
May 2008
Sandpoint, Idaho
New septic tank installed, new pipes, and tree removal  more... close row

Description of service

New septic tank installed, new pipes to crawlspace and tank. Also had to have tree removal. Backhoe and a backhoe operator as well as a tree removal company were involved. The tree removal alone was $817.00. The new 3 inch pipes to the house were $193.00. Bought a 1000 gallon plastic septic tank for $1,179 which was of high quality. The labor for the tree removal and tank replacement cost $995.00.

Review of Service

The service I recieved from my local area was excellent. The company was responsive to all my needs and they went out of their way to be extra careful around my house and in particular my garden area. There were two workers who communicated with me well during the entire process by explaining each step and why they needed to do it. The also gave me options on services that would either increase or decrease my total cost and they explained these well. The cost of replacing the system was a surprise to me as I thought it was going to be more expensive than it was considering what needed to be done. This business was in the middle range of the bids I got on the replacement of my system.


If you need a septic tank replacement, shop around for bids and costs of materials. Later I found out I could have saved a little money by purchasing a septic tank from a different company as well as saving a few bucks by purchasing my own pipe at a local retailer. I also could have saved money by removing the 2 very large trees on my own.

Advice for anyone else living in a tree laden area, remove any large trees near your septic tank !! The roots from these trees had cracked the pipe leading to the tank as well as cracking the upper right corner of the tank itself. The cacked pipe ended up blocking the smooth flow of the waste which backed up the whole system. I wish I would have known roots could do this and I would have removed the trees years ago.

$ 4750
May 2009
Buckeye, AZ
Replacement of and education about septic tank  more... close row