Which Septic Tank is Right for Your Site?

When it’s time for a new septic tank, there are a couple of determinants that come into play; the individual site, and the soil. These two elements determine which septic tank is right for your site. In this blog post, we are going to give you a rundown on the different types of tanks that we offer, and how different types of soil impact what kind of tank that you’ll need.

We currently have 5 different types of septic tank materials available:

  • Concrete
  • Steel
  • Plastic
  • Fiberglass
  • Aerobic

Concrete septic tanks are currently the most popular type of septic tank on the market. They are popular primarily due to their strength and durability. If constructed properly, concrete tanks have a much smaller likelihood of breaking, cracking, or floating, and should be able to last multiple decades. They can be built to store larger amounts of waste, which is great for larger families and households.

Steel septic tanks are the least durable and least common septic tank option. They are designed to last no longer than 20-25 years and can start rusting sooner than that.

Plastic septic tanks are also quite popular due to their durability and longevity. They aren’t prone to cracking or rusting like concrete and steel tanks, and are easier to transport and install due to their weight; not to mention one of the cheapest septic tank options.

Fiberglass septic tanks are similar to plastic tanks in the fact that they are also lightweight and durable. Like plastic tanks, they are easy to transport and install due to their weight. Fiberglass septic tanks’ lifespans’ and durability are huge pros and can last over 40 years, as well as their ability to resist corrosive chemicals. They are also easier to fix and repair as well.

Aerobic septic tanks are great for areas that have a higher water table, like a cottage right on a lake. They use oxygen to treat the waste to ensure that a backup doesn’t happen. Aerobic tanks are also more environmentally friendly and leave a smaller carbon footprint.

When preparing to get a new septic tank, the type of soil you have on your property is a huge deciding factor on what tank we’ll decide to go with. The ideal soil conditions for a septic tank are one that lies between gravel and clay, but obviously, not everyone is going to have these perfect conditions. That’s why Acuantia is here to ensure that you’re getting the right type of septic tank based on the soil conditions you may have on your property. Our experienced professionals will personally inspect your property to make sure that you are getting a septic tank that won’t back up on you.

Give us a call today at 707-309-0906 or email us at septic@acuantia.com to find out more about which septic tank is right for you!

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