Information On Fiberglass Septic Systems

Information on fiberglass septic systems. Fiberglass has to be structurally competent. It has to be constructed in a strong fashion, so it will be able to withstand all the various loads of the soils that are placed on it.

Like anything else, fiberglass can be done in a very good quality product. It also can be done in very low quality, or cheaply. So it's important to make sure that when you purchase these tanks, you purchase them from reputable manufacturers. Make sure that they have considered all the following. One, fiberglass has to be structurally competent. It has to be constructed in a strong fashion so it will be able to withstand all the various loads of the soils that are placed on it.


The advantage to fiberglass tanks is that they can be much lighter. So they can be transported into places that the heavier concrete tanks cannot, because the heavy concrete tank will need a big truck. A fiberglass tank can generally be handled by one, two, or three people and put into backyards. So that's the main advantage of Fiberglas to a contractor.




The other advantage is that Fiberglass, the resin of a Fiberglas, if it's got a good thick resin coat on it; is less subject to decay and degradation by the gases that are produced. Concrete will deteriorate.

Concrete will deteriorate in the presence of gases over time, and generally Fiberglass and other polymer-based tanks will not. The two big advantages then are that they're lightweight and they are more chemically resistant.

A disadvantage to these tanks is that they are sometimes more easy to damage. Sometimes you can hit a concrete tank with something and it won't break, and you can hit a fiberglass tank with the same thing and it will break. So they are more fragile. They do have to be filled with special materials. They are prone to flotation, and special consideration must be used in a fiberglass tank to avoid floating out of the ground during its lifetime.

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