For the roughly 20 percent of homeowners in the United States whose building is not connected to a centralized sewer system, the septic system is a crucial component of their property. These on-site wastewater treatment facilities collect waste and treat wastewater from the household, breaking down solid waste and releasing treated water into the surrounding soil. In this short article brought to you by Rooter Man of Los Angeles, we look at the common types of materials used for septic tanks. If you are looking for a septic company to perform routine septic pumping or septic tank cleaning, you can call the professionals at Rooter Man to schedule a convenient appointment or request urgent assistance.
Concrete septic tanks are the most common type of septic tank used in residential properties. These tanks are durable and long-lasting, able to withstand the weight of heavy vehicles and other equipment. Concrete septic tanks are also quite resistant to damage from tree roots and other underground parties. They are available in a variety of sizes and can be customized to fit the specific needs of your property.
However, concrete septic tanks are relatively heavy and may require a larger excavation area during installation. Though they often come pre-casted to make installation easier, it’s advised to hire professionals to install the concrete septic tank.
Fiberglass septic tanks are a popular alternative to concrete tanks. They are lightweight, easy to install, and can be transported to the installation site in one piece. Fiberglass tanks are also resistant to rust and corrosion, which can extend the life of the tank. However, fiberglass tanks are not as durable as concrete tanks and may not be suitable for larger households or heavy usage.
Plastic septic tanks are another lightweight and cost-effective option for homeowners. They are easy to install, and their lightweight build makes them easy to transport and maneuver during installation. Like fiberglass septic tanks, plastic tanks are also resistant to rust and corrosion, which can extend the life of the tank. Sadly, plastic tanks are not as durable as concrete or fiberglass tanks and may be more prone to damage from heavy usage or tree roots.
Steel septic tanks are another option for homeowners, granted they are much less common than concrete, fiberglass, or plastic septic tanks. Steel tanks are durable and long-lasting, but they are sadly prone to rust and corrosion, which can shorten the life of the tank. Steel tanks are also relatively heavy, which can make installation more challenging. Steel septic tanks also tend to be more expensive than their lightweight counterparts.
Choosing the right type of material for your septic tank depends on several factors, including the size of your household, your budget, and the specific needs of your property. It's important to consult with a professional septic company to determine which type of tank is best for your home and to ensure that the tank is installed correctly and in compliance with local regulations. Residents in the area are invited to call Rooter Man to get started with a consultation today.