Choosing the Best Waste and Septic Tanks for Clay Soils

08 Mar

These tanks have become quite popular lately, both in our country and in many countries around the world, for various purposes. They are used, especially in industries, to protect the contents produced on production lines from environmental and seasonal conditions. They are also used in residential settings for rainwater collection systems and septic purposes.

In general, when we examine their purposes of use, we see that they are vehicles that store and protect food or chemical contents from seasonal and environmental conditions, facilitate their transportation, and allow for their discharge when needed. Especially, polyethylene water tanks are sold extensively because these tanks have the most affordable price tag. Additionally, they offer many advantages to their users, one of which is their versatility.

Clayey soil is soil with a high clay content. The movement of air and water particles trapped between fine clay particles is quite difficult. Because clayey soil has a very fine structure, digging the soil and installing the tank is relatively easy. To better understand this, we need to understand how underground tanks are installed.

How is an Underground Water Tank Installed?

How underground tanks are installed has always been a topic of curiosity. For this reason, they are installed by following the steps below to understand both how they are installed and that there will be no problem in clayey soil.

  • The underground water tank is excavated with the help of an operator on a flat surface.
  • It is checked whether the ground is firm enough. If not, some precautions are taken to prevent soil slippage. During excavation, care is taken to ensure that there are no materials such as stones, metal shavings, or metal cutting and piercing materials that could damage the tank inside the excavated pit.
  • Before placement, the ground is supported by reinforcing it with iron rods and concrete.
  • The tank is placed in the excavated area in a flat manner with the help of a crane.
  • Gravel and fine sand are poured into the remaining 30 centimeters around the tank.
  • After filling the surroundings’, reinforced concrete is poured into the remaining area.
  • The above-mentioned procedures are crucial for the tank's health and proper functioning. After these procedures, you can easily use your tank.

Is a Polyethylene Underground Water Tank Suitable as a Septic Tank?

Polyethylene tanks are preferred in many areas because they are quite affordable compared to others. They are manufactured differently from other tanks. While these tanks are produced as a monoblock, meaning they are produced as a single piece, other tanks are created by assembling the obtained parts. Although this gives them the advantage of on-site assembly, the most budget-friendly tanks are still polyethylene tanks. However, when it comes to an underground water tank used as a septic system, we once again see that it is economical. Polyethylene tanks are used more for rainwater collection systems underground because they are suitable for food storage. However, there is no problem with using them as a septic tank. If the desired volume is required, it can be achieved through connections between tanks.

Is a Polyester Underground Water Tank Suitable as a Septic Tank?

Polyester tanks have high chemical resistance. These tanks are created by mixing polyester resin and fiberglass to obtain polyester material. The obtained materials are then bonded to each other using special adhesives. They are the most suitable for septic tank use because when septic systems do not encounter with oxygen, they produce a flammable gas. This gas has similar properties to natural gas. Those who wish can use this gas carefully. However, it is recommended that those who do not want to use it should ventilate the tank occasionally.

For clayey soils, the above-described procedures will be sufficient. This is because tanks fixed with concrete do not slide too much underground. In addition, septic pits will be integrated with the house's drainage system, so the possibility of slippage is quite low.

In this article, we learned about the best tank selection for septic purposes. For more information, you can contact our customer representatives.

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