3 Problems With Concrete Septic Tanks That You Old System Will Eventually Have
Today, there are many different materials that are used to make septic tanks, but if you have an older home, you likely have a concrete tank. The concrete tanks last for years with proper maintenance, but sometimes that have serious problems such as degrading baffles or cracks in the tank. Here are some of the problems that you may have to deal with if you have an older concrete septic tank:
1. The Degrading Concrete Components Inside Septic Tanks
Over time, the concrete components inside the tank will degrade and cause problems with your septic system. Inside modern septic tanks, there are baffles that act as barriers and they often deteriorate and need to be replaced. If your septic system has this problem, it may be a good idea to have the inside of the tank lined with a modern synthetic material that will help protect the concrete components from deteriorating, as well as protect against problems with leaks.
2. Cracks in Concrete Tanks and Leaks That Lead to Other Problems
The concrete tanks can also have cracks, which leads to more serious problems because the waste does not break down efficiently. When your tank has a leak, you have a couple of choices to repair the problem, which includes complete replacement or installing a new liner in the tank to prevent leaks. If the crack is only a small crack, a liner may be an affordable option to repair the problem. For severe cracking, it may be best to have the old concrete tank completely replaced to avoid future problems.
3. Lids and Structurally Unstable Concrete Septic Tanks
The lids and structural integrity of concrete septic systems are also important. Collapsing septic tanks are a danger that you do not want to have for your home. If the structural integrity of your septic tank has been compromised, have it completely replaced. Today, there are modern alternatives to the conventional concrete tanks of the past. Consider using a polyurethane tank, which is more durable and does not have the same problems of older concrete tanks. Polyurethane tanks can also be more affordable than concrete tanks, so having them installed may save you money on repairs.
These are some of the problems that you may have to deal with if you have a concrete septic system. Contact a hydro jetting service like All Clear Pumping & Sewer to help clean out the waste and get ready for the repairs you need for your concrete septic tank.