For many homeowners, septic tanks tend to fall under the category of “out of sight, out of mind,” at least until there’s a serious back-up into your home or detectable seepage into the surrounding soil. Tearing up your landscaping in order to get to the root of the problem is never a fun project. So whether it’s time to replace your current septic tank, or you’re selecting one for new construction in an area that isn’t serviced by municipal sewers, choosing a durable and reliable septic tank is vital.
Steel Septic Tanks
Steel septic tanks weren’t uncommon in twentieth-century construction, but they were soon found to fail quickly and often. The body and the lids tend to rust, which can cause all kinds of hazards. This tendency to rust also reduces their effective lifespan to less than twenty-five years. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone selling or installing them anymore.