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Septic System Design

To ensure your septic tank system won't cost you a fortune down the road, start by getting the right size system for your needs. At VSE Septic Services LLC, our experienced and licensed site evaluators will inspect your property and discuss your needs. Then, they'll design a complete system for you to review. If everything's in order, the plans are submitted to your local permitting agency. Once the plans are approved, our expert team will get right to work!

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many types of Septic Systems, and each system has different requirements. Soil conditions are the most important factor to consider. Before an estimate is given, a licensed site evaluator will determine the condition of the soil and which Septic System would work best. Other factors, such as the location of the system and number of bedrooms in the home, must also be taken into account. An approximate range for a standard size residential home is $7,000 - $25,000.


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The first step in performing a soil analysis is to dig profile holes. A technician will use a backhoe machine to dig holes, approximately 2 feet wide by 3- 5 feet deep, depending if rock is present or not. Test holes are required to be located at the opposite ends of the drain field.

What is the price of a Septic System?

What are test holes / profile holes?

Determining which type of system to be installed is the first step. A site evaluator must visit the lot and perform a soil analysis by examining profile holes, which should be excavated on the proposed location of the drain field. Other determining factors are location of the Septic System and its components in reference to the size of the lot, proper drainage, slope, setbacks, topography, flood hazard, and separation.


Next, a design of the Septic System, along with the permitting paperwork, will be proposed to the proper regulating county or licensing authority.  Once a permit to construct is issued, usually 30 - 90 days after submission, your site is ready for system installation.

What are the first steps in installing a system?

Links To Local Permitting Agencies

    -  Travis County (TNR)

    -  Hays County

    -  Williamson County

    -  COA

    - LCRA