Install Your Septic Tank Riser Already

This week, I had the pleasure of discovering a problem inside my septic tank. A septic tank problem is not a big deal if you live in a moderately populated area. All you have to do is call the septic service, and they will dispatch someone to repair the problem.

The issue occurs when you do not have a septic riser built and must dig a hole in the ground to locate the septic tank lid. That’s what I had to do, and it wasn’t fun. My Sunday afternoon was spent digging 3 feet into my backyard to locate the surface of my septic tank. The challenging part was not digging down to reach the tank’s actual top rim, but rather locating the lid itself.If you’re looking for more tips, Chattanooga Septic Service has it for you.

When I hit the tank’s surface, I had to dig in concentric circles to try to locate the edge of the cover, and once I did, I was able to dig the lid out. My septic tank was pumped the next day by the septic service provider. I immediately had a septic riser mounted.

I might have prevented a Sunday afternoon in the dirt if I had already had a septic riser built. Septic risers usually cost between $100 and $200, but they are well worth the money. They are available in concrete or plastic. The ones made of plastic (PVC or polyethylene) last much longer than the ones made of concrete. The concrete risers are also susceptible to leaks.

Now that I’ve mounted the riser, there’s a lid sticking out of my landscaping, which threatens to ruin the scenery, but I’m fine with that. I know how much time and effort that tiny lid will save me in the future. I’m considering covering it with a thin layer of landscape rock soon. I’ll make sure to avoid placing something permanent over the riser lid so that I can easily access it whenever I need to.


Poop Dudes
2715 Forest Rd., Chattanooga, Tennessee 37406
Phone No.  : 423-424-9120