Purchasing a new septic tank or holding tank in Alberta can be expensive; that is why it is critical that many factors, and not cost alone, are considered when making your decision. Listed below are 4 things that every person should consider before spending thousands of dollars on a septic or holding tank:
Most manufactures offer at least a 1-year warranty, but manufacturers that offer warranty coverage for more than 10 years tend to stand behind their product and are dedicated to improving their products and services. Tanks-A-Lot offers a 20-year limited warranty on septic, sewage holding, water cistern and wastewater treatment tanks.
Plastic or fiberglass tanks may seem like cheaper alternatives at first glance, but it is important to take materials and installation costs into account when preparing to make your purchase. When you factor in the extra installation costs required to strap an anchor to a lightweight tank, (to prevent them from floating or popping out of the ground from high water tables or during spring thaw) and any any costs associated with re-excavating a failed tank, precast concrete tanks end up costing much less in the long run.
The manufacturer should be focused in the precast concrete industry, and not sell ready mix concrete tanks. A common issue with ready mix concrete tanks is that they may be built with inconsistent concrete mixtures, which may cause many cold seams throughout. Tanks-A-Lot manufactures precast concrete tanks.
Quality manufacturers will have several staff members with valid PSDS certification ready to assist customers with technical questions during the installation process.
Your septic or holding tank is one of the most important purchases you will make; following these 4 steps should help make your decision a little easier.