Concrete Septic Tanks & Septic Systems
When choosing the containment of septic systems, a concrete septic tank provides a dependable way to manage all septic needs for a home or business. Managing waste can cause environmental damage as well, if not taken care of correctly. This includes the potential to have nitrogen and phosphorus leak into the ground. Phosphorus is a key reason for blue-green algae building up in lakes or other bodies of nearby water. It is extremely important to take care of your septic tank, as proper functions result in the health and safety of your home and/or business. With Westcon Precast concrete septic tanks, you can count on quality.
What Does A Septic Tank Do?
The purpose of installing a septic tank, whether it be for a home or business, is to ensure the proper treatment and disposal of waste. When the waste is placed in the tank, it’s purpose is to separate the solids from the water, with a partial decomposition of the solids, allowing for proper disposal of the waste itself.
Precast vs. Poured or Plastic
There are two ways to create concrete tanks. The first is referred to as “poured” and the second as “precast”. The difference between these two options is how each is constructed and how the concrete is installed. Poured concrete is built onsite using standard pouring practices. Poured septic tanks can lead to water getting into the concrete itself which leads to the potential for leaks, plus longer curing time before you can actually use the tank. Precast concrete tanks are built off site using molds that are quality checked before use. When tanks are built off site, it allows the concrete to form without worry of ground water getting into the mix, ensuring stronger and higher quality concrete. Precast tanks are ready for use immediately after the tank is hooked up. Plastic septic tanks are also an option but have been known to “float” to the top of the surface and have the potential for tank leakage.
Benefits of Precast
Why choose precast concrete? Not only is precast faster but is of higher quality, versatility, sustainability, and durability. Precast has a lower lifetime cost as well. When comparing precast to poured and plastic tanks, precast septic tanks avoid risk as the structure itself has been designed, engineered, and tested by a third party independent testing agency like CSA to withstand the specifications that it was designed for. This is also reinforced by Westcon Precast Inc.’s quality controlled manufacturing facilities to ensure the highest quality of the material is being used.
What Size Tank do I Need?
Tank size is generally determined by the type of application. A general residential guideline to working capacity is as follows:
- Number of bedrooms x 1.5 people per bedroom x 75 gallons per person = working capacity
However, extra working capacity may be required depending on the working conditions of your new tank. Contact your Westcon sales representative today for more information on choosing the right Waste Water Management solution for your requirements.
Different Options for Different Scale
Westcon offers multiple models of septic systems and holding tanks. These models include a range of 700 gallon septic tanks to 3,000 gallons, depending on how big the building is. Septic holdings are also an option with sizes ranging from 800 gallons up to 10,000 gallons.
Location and Contact
Westcon provides it’s precast concrete septic tanks in the Edmonton and Calgary area, with our contact info here. Request a quote below and we will provide more information for your project.