Septic tank maintenance is important to

Septic tank maintenance is important to sustain the life of your septic system.This clip will show you how to clean an effluent filter.


Feminine Hygiene and Septic Systems

Feminine Hygiene and Septic Systems
One of the most unpleasant jobs we do is replace pumps that have been plugged by tampons, condoms or baby wipes. These products will get caught up in the septic pump and cause the pump to fail. If you have a tank alarm, you will be warned that you have a problem before you have sewage on your basement floor. At this point hopefully you will discover that your pump has been jammed and is malfunctioning. You will need to call the vac truck and have the tank thoroughly cleaned to remove the foreign objects. If the problem is not identified the tank will quickly fill again and the alarm will once again ring. If you do not have an alarm you may want to consider adding one. Feminine hygiene, condoms, baby wipes, etc… should not be flushed down rural or private septic systems! It’s a nasty job to fix, but Alberta Septic & Excavating replaces failing pumps for various reasons. We can also add alarms to existing systems.

One Piece Septic Tanks vs. Two Piece Septic Tanks


Given the choice Alberta Septic and Excavating only installs one piece septic tanks. If a two piece tank is required, (due to the size and weight of the tank), we Blueskin the seam for an additional level of leak protection. Note the leaking seam on this two piece holding tank, Alberta Septic and Excavating is now dealing with this problem. The original installer is long gone. Blueskin on the seam is a step beyond what most of our competitors are doing.

Ground Water Problems in your Basement


Having ground water problems in your basement?

We have seen a lot of 20-30 year old houses lacking a sump pit in the basement. You could break out the floor and add one. However do you actually have weeping tile? And if you do where is it going? You still don’t know. Alberta Septic & Excavating has seen a lot of houses with weeping tile installed but going nowhere.  Ie. Not directed into a sump pit or graded down-hill until the end hits daylight. So where is the water supposed to go? We can excavate to the footing, find the weeping tile if it exists. Then install a sump complete with pump and even an alarm if you like. Now you are tied into weeping tile, and have a water collection point that is 2-3 feet below your basement floor that you can pump away from your house. What if we don’t have weeping tile down there you ask? Every site is different but in some cases we have been able to add weeping tile and the sump and still solve the problem. We have fixed some very difficult and unpleasant situations. Give us a call maybe we can help. Oh and we only install weeping tile with sock, so yours won’t end up looking like the clogging weeping tile in the picture. Website:

External Sump Install 3

Installing sump.

External Sump Install 2

External Sump

Silt filling up weeping tile.  Alberta Septic only uses weeping tile with sock.

Silt filling up weeping tile. Alberta Septic only uses weeping tile with sock.