Septic System


Septic System Installation in East LymePazz Construction has installed over 50 Septic Systems and completed repairs for over 15 years in East Lyme, Waterford, Salem, Colchester, Old Lyme, Stonington, Southeastern, and New London County. We have a broad range of experience with all types of systems from drywells, leach galleys, tight tanks, pressure systems to raised systems, Eljen mantis, GST and infiltrator systems. We are certified to install by the State of Connecticut as a Licensed Sub-Surface Sewage installer.

Our full line of equipment includes mid sized tracked and rubber tired excavators that can replace your septic system with minimal site disruption. Screened loam to install over your completed system. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the entire process. Contact us for installation information.

Need your Septic system repaired? We can fix any broken pipes, install baffells, risers or replace the tank. Contact us to discuss a repair.


Man working on septic tank repairSelling a house? Refinancing? You’ll need a an inspection of your Septic System. We provide full service-uncovering, locating, pumping, repairs and upgrades. Is your system too deep to be dug up by hand? We have a mini excavator on rubber tracks that can do the work of locating the system. This excavator minimizes damage to your lawn and driveway. If you’re not sure where your system is we have a electronic locator for finding the system with as little excavation as possible.

Camera inspections, our inspections will meet the requirements for the Connecticut Recommended Septic System Inspection Report for real estate transactions.

Pazz Construction also offers visual and video camera inspections of your septic system or sewer, and can also locate buried lines, underground tanks and utility lines on your property.


As a rule of thumb Septic Tanks should be pumped every two to three years. If you do not know where your septic tank is, we can locate the tank with an electronic pipe locator. To help offset the cost of pumping, you can also choose to uncover your own tank, or if you prefer, we can send someone out to uncover and cover the tank.

Keep a map of your septic system. Keep in mind where your septic system components are. Never plant a tree close to your septic system. Never drive on your septic system unless it is designed to be driven on. Always use liquid soaps or detergents. Studies have shown that liquid soap does less to plug up a system than powdered soaps. Never pour grease, oil or chemicals down your kitchen drain. Do not use your garbage disposal, or if you do have your tank pumped more often. Good practices of conserving water and installing water conserving devices help to add life to your septic system
If you need our emergency septic service to correct a system back up, our equipment will help to identify the problem, and allow us to correct the problem and return your system to operating condition.

How Septic Tanks Work

Every sink, toilet and shower in your home drains into the septic tank. The septic tank is a watertight box usually made of pre-cast concrete or reinforced fiberglass. When solids enter the tank, (organic solid material) the paper, waste, oils and grease float to the surface, forming a layer commonly called “scum”. Over a period of time, (inorganic solid materials and the by-products of bacterial digestion) the scum deteriorates and sinks to the bottom, creating a layer commonly called “sludge”. Only clear water should exist between the scum and sludge layers and only this clear water in the middle should drain out of the septic tank and into the drain field.

There are several types of drain fields but the two most common are mineral aggregate and chambers. An aggregate drain field consists of a layer of 1 ½” rock, a perforated 4″ diameter pipe laid in a bed of rock over sandy soil. A chambered system is dome shaped with slits on the sides and open on the bottom so it sits flat in the drain field trench. As the liquid exits the tank, it spreads evenly throughout the drain field in a circuit of pipe. The liquid effluent falls from the perforated pipe and is stored in the rock bed until the sand absorbs it.

Eventually, your septic tank will have too many solids in its tank and the septic tank will need to be cleansed of those solids. Some people call this septic tank cleaning while others refer to as septic tank pumping. Regardless of how you refer to it, it is still a necessary and important step in proper septic system maintenance. If your tank is not pumped out regularly, the solids accumulate and the sludge level builds up so that it is eventually forced out into the drain field. It clogs the tiny cracks between the rocks or forms a thick layer on the bottom of the drain trench. This prevents the water from draining out of the septic tank, leading to unsanitary and unsafe conditions. Water follows the path of least resistance. When it is no longer able to exit through the drain field, it will either come up on top of the ground in your yard or it will back up in your home.

When the septic contractor goes to clean out your septic tank, it should be pumped out through the septic system’s manhole, not its smaller inspection ports. Insist on your tank being cleaned through the manhole cover and not the inspection port, as this ensures removal of all of the solids from the septic tank. Be sure that the septic tank is cleaned out completely, with nothing being left in the tank. Any solids or sludge left in the septic tank can clog the drainpipes and cause the need for very expensive repairs in the future.

About Us

Pazz Construction is a family owned and operated business based in East Lyme, CT. proudly serving commercial and residential customers in New London County, and towns throughout southeast Connecticut. We offer Emergency Septic services 24/7.

Our fast, friendly, and professional service includes septic and inspections, underground pipe & tank location, repairs, maintenance plans and more. Our experience in septic systems, construction, engineering, and real estate spans 15 years, and we are committed to providing outstanding customer service at reasonable prices.


Our emergency service are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. – Call 860.739.0863
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