If you are looking to install a new septic system for new construction or to replace your existing system, there are several options when looking for a septic system designer. Most systems require three different professionals for the site evaluation, design, and installation (not including permitting and inspections).
First, a site evaluation is performed by a TCEQ-licensed site evaluator. The site evaluator takes many factors into account to determine the site’s suitability for a septic system such as soil classification, topography and setbacks.
Second, a design is completed by either a registered sanitarian or professional engineer, which is based on the information gathered during the site evaluation. Some designers are also site evaluators.
After permitting and approval of the design, the installation is completed by a TCEQ-licensed installer. Some installers are also site evaluators and designers; many companies staff a designer in-house or subcontract them out.
Some companies only provide one of these services while some include all three, so which is more beneficial? Should you hire a company that provides an evaluator, designer, and installer? Is it more beneficial to hire them all separately? Here are the pros and cons of each:
Here at Van Delden, we offer in-house designs, but there are also instances where we recommend customers to bring a separate design before we provide a bid. It’s a case-by-case basis, so please do not hesitate to call us – we will be happy to guide you!