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There are many types of materials for septic tanks. Many homeowners don’t know the different types of materials and get confused. To prevent this, we have gathered some information. Throughout this article, we will go through the common types of materials for septic tanks, like concrete, polyethylene or polypropylene, fiberglass reinforced plastic septic tanks, and how New Era Plumbing & Septic can help.


Concrete Septic Tank

Concrete septic tanks are larger compared to other types. They are generally pre-casted to make the installation process efficient and easier. They can withstand strong forces when they are placed in the ground. In addition, you will see that the strength of these septic tanks tends to get stronger over time rather than weaker. There are a few advantages and disadvantages of owning a concrete septic tank.


  • These tanks have a very good resistance to buoyancy
  • They are easy to customize and are more affordable compared to most other types of septic tank
  • They have less strict installation requirements
  • They have an extended lifespan, going up to decades before any problems occur.


  • Although the strength of concrete septic tanks strengthens over time, they can be subjected to corrosion.
  • The installation process needs heavy equipment.
  • Regardless of how big the septic tank is or its weight, a professional is needed to help install it properly
  • Call a professional service to get your septic tank repair today.

Polyethylene or Polypropylene Septic Tank

Plastic septic tanks are mainly made from polyethylene or polypropylene. They are lighter in weight and are also rustproof. Being this light allows them to handle and install these tanks easily. Let’s go over the advantages and disadvantages of owning plastic septic tanks.


  • They are rustproof and have good resistance against cracking
  • They can easily be installed and handled
  • They are affordable compared to other septic tanks


  • Heavy weights put above these tanks can damage them and result in their explosion.
  • The water can push the tank upwards and cause it to float due to its lightweight, making the septic tank cleaning process harder.

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Septic Tank

Fiberglass-reinforced plastic comes in one or two pieces. These tanks have to use the recommended adhesives and bolts. Normally, you would see no problems of leaking with these tanks. However, if they are shipped, it is common to see these tanks get damaged and result in leaks. Let’s go over some of the advantages and disadvantages of owning a fiberglass-reinforced plastic septic tank.


  • You can buy these tanks in larger capacities
  • Being one of the lighter tanks, the installation process takes less time and energy
  • You can bury these tanks deeper, and they can be traffic-rated
  • They will not be subject to any corrosion, and they are resistant to gasses in sewage. Call New Era Plumbing & Septic to get your septic tank installation today.


  • They cost more than concrete and polyethylene/polypropylene tanks
  • They have strict installation requirements, requiring a professional to install it

New Era Plumbing & Septic

Are you looking for a professional septic tank pumping service? At New Era Plumbing & Septic, we are here for you. Our septic company provides our customers with quality, affordable services quickly. Call us today to learn more about us and our services,


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