Concrete Vs. Plastic Tanks
Galcon Precast Ltd works with a number of concrete septic tanks and products. There are many benefits to concrete septic tanks versus plastic ones. Pre-cast concrete septic tanks and cisterns have been the accepted standard for well over 40 years for a variety of reasons. These include:
Concrete septic tanks outperform plastic by significantly reducing installation and backfilling costs.
Plastic tanks have to be filled with water while slowly backfilling with pea gravel at the same level as the water in the tank (as recommended by the manufacturers).
Concrete septic tanks are a MUCH stronger product and will not lose their shape over time or when cleaned out.
Concrete septic tanks are environmentally friendly products.
Concrete septic tanks can be made a lot larger than plastic or fiberglass tanks.
Concrete septic tanks hold heat longer which increases the growth of bacteria helping to break down the influent entering the tank. This provides a lot cleaner effluent leaving the tank and entering your septic field.
The weight of a concrete septic tank is also an advantage. This eliminates the possibility of the tank floating in areas with a high water table.