Should I buy a concrete or plastic waste water treatment tank
Plastic V Concrete Waste Water Treatment Tank
Which Tanks Is Best
There is a lot of choice when it comes to choosing your septic tank. Ultimately the primary concern when selecting a septic tank is the lifetime expectancy of the tank. This is an item where it is vital not to skimp on quality to save costs. Can you imagine the hassle of having to dig up your immaculate lawn to replace a septic tank?
Plastic tanks, whilst they are modestly priced, have an average lifetime expectancy of only 10-15 years. As such, if you do decide to opt for a plastic septic tank you need to be mindful of the fact that in 10-15 years time you will need to dig up your beautiful garden to replace your tank – a messy and expensive process. You will then have to do this every decade or so when your tank will need replacing. This means that if you opt for a plastic or fibreglass septic tank because it’s cheaper than a more durable concrete septic tank, you will have to add on the cost of the work involved every 10-15 years, adding to the overall price tag.
However, if you purchase a reliable, environmentally-friendly and hard-wearing concrete septic tank, you will only have to go through the hassle of disturbing your garden once. The average lifetime expectancy of a concrete septic tank is about 50-60 years and sometimes many more years than that. The other benefits of a concrete septic tank pertain to the increased safety of the product. With a plastic or fibreglass septic tank there is a risk of implosion during de-sludging, because they are made of such a lightweight material. Of course, this is not something that any homeowner would want to happen, or to have to resolve!
A concrete septic tank won’t move, crack or float once it has been set into the ground, giving you increased peace of mind. With its 99% BOD rating from PIA, our concrete tanks are both reliable and functional. What’s more, you will not need a concrete base or backfill to hold the tank in place, providing that the ground beneath has been sufficiently levelled and well compacted before installation. The cost of a concrete base varies between £400-£600. This is a one off cost as there are no replacement tank costs to follow.
Finally, our easy to install concrete septic tanks are also more efficient because they can hold higher effluent levels, consequently making them more environmentally friendly as well. So not only will you be doing something good for your pocket by choosing a Turley Treatment Tank, you will be doing something good for the planet too!
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