Your Local Septic Tank Pumping Service Experts in Indiana, Shankster Bros.

Your Local Septic Tank Pumping Service Experts, Shankster Bros.

Your local septic tank pumping service experts, Shankster Bros. specializes in agricultural and residential drainage throughout northeastern Indiana. We provide a complete menu of septic system services including:

Family-Owned and Operated

Steven and Simeon Shankster, together with our families, are the heart and drive behind our local septic pumping company. Because we are family-owned and operated, we see our employees, customers, and the community as a family too.

We believe in the old-fashioned values of quality service, given with a handshake, a smile and a commitment to integrity. We will never walk away from a job half-finished or leave your family vulnerable to drainage or septic problems.

We know how important these projects are to you – it’s not just a septic system, it’s the system that keeps your loved ones healthy and your land well-cared-for. Similarly, excavation projects aren’t simply moving dirt around – it’s a project that keeps your farm running smoothly for generations to come and your home safe from floodwaters.

Shankster Bros. – Proud of our Indiana Roots

Because of our family values and hometown pride, Shankster Bros. treats every client as a friend. Therefore, we will never suggest an expensive excavation when a simple, economical septic cleaning will do.

We understand the latest technologies and advancements in drainage and wastewater management and we work very hard to recommend the right solution for every job, big and small. Each of our technicians is certified and comes prepared to answer questions and offer expert advice on your unique septic system.

We want your system to work and you to be happy with the end result. We will work with you to decide on the right option, repair or service for your septic or drainage problems. We’ve seen it all and we are experts on not only the technology of excavation and wastewater but our specific area’s water table, soil types, and local regulations.

We’re Here for You

We are never too busy to answer your questions about your septic system, wastewater issues, drainage concerns or septic tank. We value hard work, integrity, and honesty and we will always help you figure out the best option, whether it’s a small DIY solution or a big excavation project.

Also, please feel free to look at our website for other valuable information. We endeavor to be educational in these blog-posts and have created an open, easy-to-use resource for your convenience.

Call us anytime: (260)-982-7111 We love to hear from our customers and we are always happy to help!

We’re Thankful For Our Customers

Septic, drainage and excavation services

At Shankster Bros., we’re honored to offer a variety of septic, drainage, and excavation services to our local community.

We have the specific tools, knowledge and training to install a tile drainage system in your alfalfa field, measure and dig a basement for your new home, or trouble shoot, diagnose and solve a problem with your septic system. We specialize in the installation of both septic systems and artificial drainage systems, taking into consideration the unique layout of your property and the surrounding environment to make sure your new system operates properly and efficiently.

We repair existing septic and drainage systems, extending their life and function to save you money and provide a renewed peace of mind.

We operate the heavy machinery required to dig basements, tear down fences and demolish old buildings, always looking out for the safety of our customers and our employees. In all of these fields, we feel privileged to answer your questions and to lend you our expertise. We sincerely hope that, by doing our best work and putting your needs first, we can make your life a little easier and a little better than it was before you hired us.

Work that has to be done

In the rural community of northeastern Indiana, it’s probable that you’ll need one or more of our services at some time in your life: you’ll need your residential septic tank pumped sooner or later, if you’re a property owner, you’ll probably need help tearing down a structure or digging a basement someday, or if you’re a farmer, no doubt one day you’ll need maintenance for the drainage system in your fields.

Because every service we offer will eventually be a necessity for somebody, we get to meet all kinds of people, in all walks of life, from all sorts of different backgrounds. We don’t take this aspect of our work for granted—we see it as an opportunity to impact lives with our uncompromising integrity, strong work ethic and exceptional customer service.

Thankful for our customers

Giving back is an important concept to us. Honestly, one of the best ways we can give back on a daily basis is by making sure each of our customer’s needs is heard, understood and fulfilled. We love our customers!

Your business has enabled our families to support the things we believe in—like mission trips to Haiti—and has blessed us with the resources to fund the adoptions of our children, as well as to welcome foster children into our homes. We appreciate your business—we want to make sure that when you call Shanskter Bros., you get everything you need, and more.

You have enough on your mind already, and you shouldn’t have to worry about whether your local septic, drainage and excavation company is doing a good job or charging a fair price. We aren’t satisfied until you’re satisfied. We’d rather take a loss in transaction than to leave you unhappy.

While we stand by our service, our product, and our expertise, your opinion matters most. We are a company you can trust to solve your problems, not stopping until the job is complete, and you are happy with the end result. We’re professionals determined to make a difference in the lives of people, by doing a necessary work with integrity and a commitment to quality.

Our promise to our customers

Quality and integrity: that’s our promise to you. If you have a problem that needs solving in the realm of excavation, septic or drainage, not only can you trust us to solve it—you can also depend on a quick response, a thorough job, and an honest bill. We’re proud of our work, and we’re thankful for you.

Excavation Services for Your Farm Home

Excavation Services

Although it’s true that septic systems and farm drainage are two fields we specialize in, we want you to know that we also offer a variety of excavation services.

Excavation services: ponds, driveways, demolition and more

If you need excavation for a full, partial, or walkout basement, or even just a crawl space, we have the equipment and know-how to do the job for you. We have years of experience professionally operating a surveying transit, so that we can monitor the depth and level of your basement during excavation, and make sure the walls of the finished product are high enough above ground for good water drainage. 

We own and operate the equipment needed to install driveways, and can clear a road for your home or property with expert precision. Building ponds is far more complicated than holes in the ground. We put our knowledge and experience to good use, bypassing common misinformation and mistakes that can result in poor-functioning ponds.

Old, rotting fencerows can be a problem for both agricultural and residential properties, and we can clear yours for you. We have the equipment, knowledge base and expertise to handle general demolition projects, such as the demolition of old buildings, sheds or structures that have outlived their usefulness or become dangerously frail.

Call us for your septic, drainage and excavation needs

We operate our equipment with skill, and the safety of both homeowner and worker is something we take seriously. We keep you involved and informed during the course of every project. We make sure we understand exactly what you want, how you want it, while using our experience and knowledge to guide the process. 

So next time you need a basement dug, a driveway installed, a pond formed, a fence cleared, or a structure demolished, give us a call – and if your septic needs pumped, hey, call us for that, too. 

We’ve got you covered!

Shankster Bros. | (260)-982-7111 | steven(at)shanksterbros(dot)net

Preparing for Winter Weather

winter weather

Winter is here

Winter weather is here, and it seems like there’s always more we could do to keep our farms and homes snug and dry during these cold and wet months.

The good news is, you probably don’t have to do anything to keep your septic system working this winter, if it’s properly installed and insulated.

(If you’re concerned about the installation or insulation of your septic system, give us a call and we’re happy to give advice or take a look at it.)

Things to keep in mind during winter

It is wise to avoid driving maintenance vehicles over the septic tank or drain field in the winter. Keep in mind that something like a snow plow could damage your drain pipes or detrimentally compact the soil during wet seasons.

Also, many people travel during winter months, and so remember not to have your septic tank pumped right before you leave for a trip. Even a concrete septic tank can float if it’s empty, so if there’s an unseasonable flood or other high water table event, that empty tank can become a problem.

Don’t let mud get you down

Drainage DitchIn addition to septic services, we also offer excavation and drainage expertise, particularly in a rural setting.

We all know that mud creates an unhealthy environment for your livestock, such as horses, so we regularly help create healthier paddocks and pastures for your animals. Mud harbors bacteria and pathogens that can cause health problems – some are easily treatable but some can be fatal, especially to young animals.

Maintaining good drainage during the winter and keeping mud at a minimum is not only important for your land quality, property value and the health of humans and livestock, but for nearby wildlife and water health as well. Poor soil management and lack of quality drainage can create unhealthy runoff patterns which feed into local water sources. Rivers and lakes can suffer from the pollutants from nearby farms, so it’s important that we manage runoff, to keep our farms and our local water sources in good condition.

Keep your farm healthy and happy

We can help you create diversion ditches, drain lines and wells for your property, ensuring that your farm and surrounding area is as healthy and clean as possible.

If you already have drainage systems in place, don’t forget to closely observe your ditches and other systems after any major storms or thaws. After you check out your culverts and other drainage features, and if you aren’t sure of the best way to solve a drainage problem, please give us a call. We’re always happy to stop by and give you some advice on your drainage or how our excavating services can help your farm perform better.

Here to help

Even though winter is technically an offseason, we all know that in rural communities there’s never a truly slow time of year. Let us help you maintain your property, keep your home safe and dry and keep your farm in good working order over the winter.

Call us today at (260) 982-7111 – we’re happy to help you with any drainage, excavation or septic problem, no matter the weather.