How to choose the perfect Septic Tank - The Ocean Group

How to choose the perfect Septic Tank

The septic tank on your property is one of the most important parts of your whole plumbing system. Septic tanks safely treat and manage all of your home’s wastewater. A septic tank is designed for both residential and commercial use. There are usually two major kinds of septic tanks, those made of plastic and those of concrete. 


  • Plastic Septic Tanks v. Concrete Septic Tanks 

Plastic and concrete are the two most common materials used to construct septic tanks. Knowing their advantages and disadvantages will help you choose the one that best matches your house and meets your budget. 

Plastic septic tank installation is less difficult and may be kept in a number of locations. Septic tank manufacturers made of polyethylene resins are also less prone to breaking. Being bulking and heavier, they are several difficulties when it comes to transportation of a concrete tank and engages the use of heavy equipment, and can be times taking. 

Concrete septic tanks are more costly, break more quickly, and are more difficult to repair.

Moreover, choosing a plastic tank offers more boons than burdens and is a practical solution in the long run. 


  • Why opt for Double Compartment Poly Septic Tanks? 

We are often asked whether to go for single septic tanks or double compartment ones. Well, the answer is rather subjective, depending upon your purpose of use. Inevitably, a dual compartment septic tank will carry more capacity than the single ones for holding larger waste storage and avoiding frequent emptying of the tank as is the case in a single poly septic one.

Septic tanks with two compartments give more space for sludge and liquid. The hole in the partition allows solids and liquids to flow into the second section. 


When the first compartment of a dual holding septic tank is full, waste flows into the second compartment. Solids have more time to settle after that. You save more time and money with twin-section septic tanks! So in case you are looking for something that can contain larger waste without much of the cleaning hassles, the dual compartment is the right fit. 


Conclusively, plastic septic tanks are less expensive than concrete tanks in terms of cost. If you reside in a remote place, go with a plastic tank because cement tanks cannot compete with its simplicity of installation and transport. 

The condition of your soil will also play a significant influence in determining the type of septic tank you choose. A cement septic tank will be destroyed if your soil is too acidic. As a result, if your soil is highly acidic, you should invest in a plastic septic tank.

Although there are various aspects to consider when deciding between a plastic and cement septic tank, evaluate your location and scenario before selecting the choice that feels best for your property. 

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