Septic Tank Installation
Have Your Site Professionally Evaluated First
If you’re replacing a tank, you may be able to get by with fewer steps, but a new septic tank installation always calls for an evaluation of the site. The technician will consider your family or business’ needs, in order to decide what size of tank you’ll need. Sizes can range from 300 gallons all the way up to 5,000 gallons. He’ll also test the soil to see what materials will work best and how large of an absorption area/ leach field you will need. Armed with this information, and background knowledge of the local laws, he’ll come up with a comprehensive layout for the entire system and let you know what your options are.
Many Types Tanks are Available
These days, you can have a tank made out of almost anything, though local regulations may have restrictions on certain options.
Plastic: The least expensive option is plastic. It lacks in durability and its buoyancy could be a problem depending on your water table.
Steel: Very few tanks are made from steel these days because it tends to corrode, but it’s more durable than plastic.
Fiberglass: Just as there will always be arguments about which soda type is better, people will debate the merits of fiberglass versus concrete. Fiberglass is one of the more expensive options, but it’s lightweight and is easy to install. It also resists damage from the earth settling and such, but it isn’t going to survive if you drive a vehicle over it and there are some reports about it not handling methane gas well.
Concrete: The iconic choice is concrete. It is incredibly strong and will last decades. Some concrete tanks last 100 years or more. On the downside, it is very heavy, which makes the septic tank installation more difficult, and it sometimes cracks as the earth around it settles.
Let the Experts at CMAC Septic Service Handle Your Septic Tank Installation
Septic tank installation is something you really need done right the first time, which is why it’s always important to work with an expert. Our partner technicians at CMAC Septic Service are highly trained, courteous, and diligent. If you’d like to hear what options are available for your septic tank installation, or would like to schedule an appointment for an estimate, let us know. Call (256) 474-8281 to speak with one of our friendly representatives right away.