Category Archives: Design

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


Managing the Holiday Strain on Your Septic System

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Holiday guests can bring joy (and stress) this time of the year. With all the planning, preparation, and celebration, who has time to think about a septic system? Unless cousin Eddie plans to room at a local hotel, take note   …Continue Reading


Septic System Planning: What to Know When Building a New Home

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A lot of planning goes into building a new home. From determining the perfect exterior look, to selecting the fixtures for each room, each decision is a process. Planning for a septic system is no different. If you are building   …Continue Reading


Landscaper Puts Patio Over Homeowner’s Septic Tank

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As the owner of a custom home, you can be sure that the builder and landscaper didn’t build anything like a patio over your septic tank, right? Unfortunately this exact situation is more common than you think. The first sign   …Continue Reading


Can I Tell What Septic System Brand I Have?

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There are many different manufacturers of aerobic systems, so when you are looking for a maintenance company it is wise to find someone who specializes in servicing your particular brand. But how do you know what brand you have? Here   …Continue Reading


Spotting an Unscrupulous Septic Maintenance Provider

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Aerobic systems are become more common in our area, so the number of maintenance providers are growing in number as well. We are dedicated to providing quality service, and it is frustrating to discover that so many aerobic providers are   …Continue Reading


Can I Discharge My Greywater?

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It’s a common misconception that the greywater from sinks, showers, and laundry doesn’t have to be sent through the septic system. Septic regulations are set by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), which only allows some types of greywater   …Continue Reading


Septic System Jargon Defined: Standard vs. Aerobic Systems

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As with any industry, the septic system industry uses words that may be unknown or confusing to the layperson. For example, in Texas the term “On-site Sewage Facility” (OSSF) is used as a blanket term for the systems installed most   …Continue Reading


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