Overtime most septic tanks will deteriorate to the point that they need to be replaced. If you are the owner of one of these tanks, you’ll need to make a decision on what type of tank to choose as a replacement.
One of the most popular choices is a fiberglass septic tank. Although many older models of septic tanks were crafted out of concrete, there are distinct disadvantages to this type of tank. The weight of a concrete tank is much heavier than a fiberglass septic tank. When putting in a replacement concrete tank, heavy machinery is needed.
When purchasing a fiberglass septic tank you should focus on size. The size that you ultimately decide on should be based on several factors. One of these is the size of your home, in particular the number of bathrooms that will drain into the fiberglass septic tank.
Once you have purchased a fiberglass tank you’ll now have to think about installation. Granted you won’t need a crane but you will need to hire a contractor to handle the job for you. There are several factors that are unique to the installation of this type of tank.
One is that this type of septic tank has to be anchored to the ground. This isn’t a concern when placing a concrete tank in the ground because of weight. However when a fiberglass septic tank begins to fill it can float, which is something that you don’t want to have happen.
A well-built septic tank that is crafted from fiberglass can last for many years. You will choose either a one or two compartment model. Ensure that the tank has an opening that will allow for access for any repairs that may be necessary.
Carefully consider the installation of this type of tank when you are looking for a replacement for an older, concrete model. It will prove to be an excellent choice.