Why a Fiberglass Tank Is Better Than a Concrete Tank

Why a Fiberglass Tank Is Better Than a Concrete Tank

Fiberglass tanks are a durable and economical solution for water storage, oil field storage, fire protection, outdoor rainwater harvesting, irrigation water storage, and much more. They can be easily customized to fit your project’s needs, since their storage capacity ranges from 1,000 to 1,000,000 gallons, making them an ideal option for outdoor storage.

On the other hand, concrete septic tanks require a waterproofing system to avoid problems like cracks due to shrinkage and curing which could cause leakages and contamination.

Here a few reasons why you should opt for a fiberglass tank over a concrete one.

A durable alternative

Fiberglass tanks are completely inert. This means they have outstanding durability throughout the structure. Some of these benefits include:

· No deterioration over time

Concrete tanks require a lot of maintenance because they undergo deterioration over time. In contrast, fiberglass neither contains metal nor does it experience any galvanic action on the armature that may end up degrading its performance. Therefore, it’s ideal for long term use and incurs minimum maintenance costs in the long run.

· Corrosion resistant

The absence of metal reinforcement in fiberglass means that the tanks never rust. Furthermore, there’s no internal, external, and microbial induced corrosion owing to the tank’s smooth and non-porous interior finish.

· Structural strength

Since the non-porous fiberglass material undergoes no dilation, it provides a stable seal and prevents cracks that could occur as a result of contraction or expansion over time. Unlike concrete tanks, fiberglass’s unibody construction makes it a monolithic and robust solution with no potential weaknesses that could cause leaks. This is also why people usually opt to install fiberglass molds instead of concrete in pools.

Lighter than concrete

You can forget about heavy cranes and a long installation time when opting for a fiberglass tank because it’s 30 times lighter than a concrete tank.

· Easy handling

The extraordinary lightweight nature of fiberglass tanks facilitates relocation and transportation. In addition, the strength of its monocoque fiberglass structure allows it to withstand a variety of installation conditions without any requirement of assembly on site.

· Increased stability

Fiberglass tanks are designed for flooded or dry evacuations since they remain extremely stable even when the tank is empty. The anchoring system offsets the tank’s floating potential in cases where the water table reaches the tank.

Hudson Fiberglass offers the most reliable fiberglass tank installation and fiberglass field repair.  With years of experience, we specialize in Industrial Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic services. Whether you require a tank installation, a scheduled fiberglass tank inspection, or just a professional for consultation and shop surveillance; contact the most experienced business in the FRP industry: Hudson Fiberglass.