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Category Archives: Design

Which type of chlorine should I use in my system?

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If you have an aerobic system with spray heads, your system has a chlorinator. The chlorinator’s job is to house the chlorine while it is being used. The chlorine has an important job: to disinfect the treated wastewater before it   …Continue Reading


Roots in my Septic System

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Tree roots are a common cause of septic system failure. Let’s consider some situations where roots will, or will not, affect your septic system. There are two main parts to a conventional septic system, both of which can fall victim   …Continue Reading


Should I Hire a Separate Septic System Designer or Choose a Company that Includes Design?

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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,   …Continue Reading


Top 5 Questions Homeowners Ask Us About Their Septic System

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With so many different septic system types, we answer a ton of questions each day, and it’s our pleasure to help our customers understand their systems. Here are the top 5 most common questions our customers ask us about their   …Continue Reading


Do I Need a Septic Permit?

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Many homeowners are under the assumption that septic system permits aren’t necessary if they live outside the city limits. While permit exception may apply to some construction aspects, all on-site sewage facilities (OSSF’s) in Texas are required to have a   …Continue Reading


Why did they put my septic system there?

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Many homeowners wonder why septic designers chose a particular location for their septic system or drainfield. It can be frustrating attempting to locate a tank or drainfield, especially if it’s not where you expected it to be located. Some think   …Continue Reading


How and When You Can Hide Your Septic Tank Lids (Hint: It Depends on the Type of System You Have)

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Some septic tanks or lids are exposed at ground surface, which can be an eyesore. Ever wondered what you can do about that eyesore without causing damage to your septic system? Here are a few suggestions. If You Have An   …Continue Reading


Exercise Care Where You Build Your Deck or Patio: Here’s Why

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Equality (TCEQ) prevents initial house construction from occurring over any point of a septic system. These requirements include distances from the septic tank and the drainfield from: Foundations Pools Property lines Water wells Some homeowners,   …Continue Reading


New Year, New Services Offered

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At Van Delden, we aim to be your partner in installing and maintaining high-functioning, efficient septic systems for you and your family. We care deeply about helping our customers care for their systems, and we’ve located an opportunity to do   …Continue Reading


Debunking Myths: All New Septic Systems Must Be Aerobic

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We’ve heard over and over from homeowners and realtors that all new systems must be aerobic systems. Is this true or false? This is false! The best new system type depends on the soil at each property. A standard/conventional system CAN   …Continue Reading


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