Our company feels that septic tank risers should be installed on every tank with
a depth of 18" or more. They can be installed either above the ground or just below
the surface. They eliminate virtually all the labor involved with pumping and maintaining
the septic tank and promote regular maintenance.
Riser products are available in our online store. You can mix and match many
different parts to create just the right riser system for your tank.
We now carry safety products and locks for the risers as well as adapter rings
to allow you to install them on almost any surface even other brand risers and corrugated
Above Ground Installation
If your septic tank is in the back of the house or in an area where it is not visible. Tank
risers can be installed up through the surface making your system maintenance truly
labor free. Our risers come with a gaskets built into the lids to keep the gases
inside the tank. Regular septic tank lids require that they are at a depth of at
least 6" to prevent gases from escaping. Our risers are 18" in diameter to meet
the current codes and still allow the tank to be properly and completely serviced.
(In the photo below, we left one lid partially exposed to show how the lids attach. The
finished product is visible but very easy to access)
Below the Surface Installation
Some septic tanks are right outside the front door or patio and often times in the
lawn. Installation of tank risers just below the surface keeps them out of sight
and still allows the grass to grow over top. This type of installation only requires
the grass be peeled back and a very small amount of digging in order to access the
lids. (In the photo below, this is a newly installed septic tank. When this installation
is complete, the risers will be 6" below the surface and not visible.)
In both types of installation, the cost of having the risers installed verses the
cost of the labor to uncover them each time, not to mention the back breaking pain
of doing it yourself, they will usually pay for themselves within 2 pumping services.
In both the above ground and below surface installations, tank risers replace the
existing tank lids. Their purpose is to bring the access ports of the septic tank
to the surface. They are concreted onto the septic tank itself both to strengthen
and prevent roots from entering the septic tank and are constructed of a thick, strong,
UV protected plastic.
This type of riser, whether used above or below the surface is not traffic rated. There
are other products on the market which are made to support the weight of a vehicle.
Order the parts online and create a set of risers for your tank