Plastic Vs Cement Septic TanksThere are various types of septic tanks. The picture shows the very best of an individual compartment rectangular concrete tank, with three access ports (green cylinders) located in the septic tank inlet, wall plug and middle. The most common septic tank variants are mentioned below. Longevity - The service life of precast concrete has been shown to be in more than fifty years. A properly designed and normally operating septic system is odor-free and, besides periodic inspection and emptying of the septic tank, should last for many years with reduced maintenance. Our team thinks in providing clients with in depth information about the design, installation and good care of our A.J. Foss-crafted precast concrete septic tank systems.
No vehicle should be driven within the installed concrete reservoir at any time. Tanks are not created for live loads. Plastic reservoir advantages: The main advantage of a cheap septic container is the cost. Plastic material tanks are much less expensive than concrete tanks. Plastic material tanks are also split and corrosion tolerant, are better to mount, and are completely water tight.
Image of Allegiant Precast cement picnic desk with benches; simply perfect for commercial or domestic applications. It is vital to determine if the restrictions are being accompanied by contractors or anyone else installing (investing in place) new septic tanks in the community. It is smart to contact the local EHO to check on that the required acceptance has been directed at construct and/or mount the septic reservoir disposal system.
Sealant manufacturers will specify the minimal amount of compression that is essential to make sure a watertight seal. The quick answer is a minimum of 50% compression. However, a distance that is too big will not provide an enough seal, even if the sealant is compressed by 50% of its level. ConSeal recommends a maximum joint distance of 3/8”. This advice is good to check out for all joints of precast components. The important thing to remember would be that the tighter the joint is, the better the seal is, and the less chance you can find of a drip.
With over 40 years in the precast tank industry we can guarantee a high quality product that is sent regularly. All standard tanks are stocked at our backyard for immediate delivery. We offer many designs for pre-packaged pump stations and drinking water meter vaults, and sometimes even provide them fully piped and installed. Niche tanks may require a 2 week business lead time.