In order to design and install a septic or storm water management system, percolation testing, more commonly referred to as perc testing, is required by DEP or PA rules and regulations. A perc test is done to determine the soil’s absorption rate for the drainfield size of a new system. This method of soil testing must be performed to ensure the drainfield will be able to accept and drain the incoming water or wastewater properly.

When it comes to perc testing across Chester County, Delaware County and Montgomery County, the experts at Delaware Valley Septic, Sewer & Storm have years of experience working with all different soil types. We have the ability to determine what kind of system works best for the soils on your property and the best area for your drainfield as well due to our thorough and extensive septic percolation testing procedures.

What goes in to Percolation Testing?

The first step taken for any home in Gladwyne, Radnor, Villanova, Newtown Square, West Chester, or anywhere else in the Delaware Valley is finding a suitable and cost-effective location for a drainfield on the property. The drainfield area will then be staked off to ensure it remains undisturbed during the testing process. The soil types identified on the property determine the depth of or if any perc test is needed. Our professionals will make all the necessary decisions for the perc testing because we are also certified SEO’s (Sewage Enforcement Officers).

Once the soil and location are determined, we’ll dig several post holes within different areas of the drainfield. Then we’ll fill them with water to presoak. We will return the next day and use a flotation device to run the perc test. The movement of the device will determine the rate at which the soil absorbs the water, thereby accurately testing the soil and its ability to percolate.

Why is Perc Testing So Important?

Whether you’re purchasing land to build on or updating your current home, a perc test is an essential part of the process to establish site suitability for your new drain field.

Storm Water Percolation Testing

Whenever you add a certain amount of impervious surface to your home or begin planning to build a new home, you will need a storm water management system perc test. We work with engineers and homeowners to get them through the process of storm water management system testing for your new projects.

A successful perc test, in many cases, is the difference between whether your septic system or storm water management system will function properly or not. This test can make the difference between a successful, functioning system at inception or a permanently halted project going back to the proverbial drawing board for another solution.

Every property in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania MUST have a perc test performed before installing a new septic and storm system according to DEP & PA rules and regulations. Luckily, we have top septic and storm testing specialists at Delaware Valley Septic, Sewer & Storm available to help at a fair price.

Delaware Valley’s Best Perc Testing Specialists

In order to install a new septic and storm system in Gladwyne, Radnor, West Chester, Newtown Square, Villanova or the surrounding areas, septic and storm percolation testing is a requirement that would be unwise to go without. At Delaware Valley Septic, Sewer & Storm, we perform perc testing on any type of soils on any property in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery County, and have the experience to get it done the right way. Once our test is complete, we can discuss your new septic or storm water installation in greater detail. Call today for an estimate!


Other Services Include

Septic System Installation
Septic System Inspection
Septic System Maintenance
Septic System Repairs
Septic System Pumping
Perc Testing
Drain Cleaning