My house has been connected to the sewer for many years. I would like to
put an above ground pool in the back yard, but there is an old septic
tank there and I'm concerned that it could collapse under the weight.
What is the proper way to decommission the tank and about how much would
that cost? Getting a large truck to the tank is not a problem.
Yes, and when you are ready to apply leverage to the bar, strike the top of
the tank next to the plug with a 8# hammer. Not hard, though. You just
want it to pop the conical plug out of its seal and break dirt and crud
loose. Repeat as necessary, but never do it hard, or you could fracture the
top and have more problems. Sand or gravel? I'd use cheapest. They will
both do fine.
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