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Plastic or fiberglass septic tanks:

This document describes how to inspect the condition of a fiberglass or plastic septic tank, providing special considerations for inspecting Plastic or Fiberglass septic tanks, as those systems are subject to different stresses & possible failure or damage than concrete or steel tanks (that have their own concerns).

This article series answers just about any question about septic system inspection procedures, defects in onsite waste disposal systems, septic tank problems, septic drainfield problems, checklists of system components and things to ask.



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Guide to Plastic or Fiberglass Septic Tanks

Inspecting Plastic or Fiberglass septic tanks is a key component in onsite wastewater disposal systems. The plastic septic tank shown in this photograph is courtesy of thenaturalhome - link provided below.

Fiberglass or Plastic Septic Tanks: are very resistant to some of the problems occurring with concrete (cracks) or steel (rust) septic or home made (collapse) septic tanks. But plastic septic tanks can have their own special considerations, particularly during installation and possibly when the plastic or fiberglass septic tank is being pumped. Here are some things to watch for when inspecting a plastic septic tank or a fiberglass septic tank:

Fiberglass or Plastic Septic Tank Warranties & Life Expectancy

See the septic tank warranty notes by manufacturer beginning at REFERENCES below. Contributions are invited.

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