Contrary to popular opinion, concrete tanks are only slightly more costly than a polyethylene septic tank. For example, a 1000 gallon concrete tank often costs just a few hundred dollars more than a polyethylene septic tank. The advantages of septic systems with concrete are numerous, but a few are:
- They last almost forever-they withstand expanding and contracting ground pressure from Mother Nature’s seasonal frost, freezing and thaw cycles better. Polyethylene septic tanks warp over time.
- With no warping, chances for leaking is eliminated. Digging to find a leak can be costly.
- Hassle-free Permit Application. This type of septic tank is approved for use in most, if not all, cities and localities in the US.
Although SMP prefers to work with concrete septic tanks, we also work with polyethylene septic tanks for a variety of reasons and equally embrace these projects too. In addition to the type of septic tank you select, there are a number of factors that determine the price of a new septic system, such as:
- Size of tank
- Slop of ground elevation
- Amount of fill dirt, material
- Below ground septic drain field or Mound septic drain field.
The average residential systems we install starts at about $8000*. For a septic tank replacement estimate, new septic tank, septic tank service, or septic tank repair, contact us today! We are your local septic system contractor.