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Modular tanks vs. concrete tanks: Which should you choose?

News | October 16, 2023 | By:

When it comes to choosing a drainage system for your construction project, you have two main options: concrete tanks and modular tanks. While both have their own unique benefits, understanding the differences between these two options can help you make an informed decision for your project.

Concrete tanks have been a staple in the construction industry for many years and are known for their durability and strength. They are commonly used in large-scale projects due to their ability to store large volumes of water and are ideal for areas with high rainfall. The downside to concrete tanks is that they can be heavy, difficult to transport, and time-consuming to install, leading to higher costs and longer project completion times.

However, with the advancements in technology and materials, modular tanks have become a more attractive option for many construction projects. In this article, we will focus on why modular tanks are a better choice for your drainage system needs, and how Polyfabrics can provide you with the best options for your project.

One of the key benefits of modular tanks is their eco-friendliness. The mastaTANK STM stormwater modules are manufactured using recycled materials, making them a more sustainable option. Additionally, the lightweight design of these modules means that they are easier to transport and install, reducing the impact on the environment compared to concrete tanks.

Another advantage of modular tanks is their higher void space ratio compared to traditional gravel and pipe-based systems. With a void space ratio of over 95%, modular tanks provide a smaller footprint for the same storage volume. This means that you can use the same amount of storage volume in a smaller area, freeing up more space on your property. This also results in significant savings in terms of excavation, soil transport, and importing clean aggregate, making modular tanks a more cost-effective option for your project.

Polyfabrics stocks mastaTANK STM stormwater modules, which are ideal for any subsurface infiltration, retention, or detention stormwater application. These tanks are engineered to be used in a variety of applications, including underground infiltration, reuse, detention tanks, grass swales, subsurface interception channels, septic leach drains, and light-weight void fillers for roof gardens and planter boxes.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a drainage system that is environmentally friendly, easy to install, and provides a high void space ratio, then modular tanks are the way to go. With mastaTANK STM stormwater modules from Polyfabrics, you can rest assured that you’re getting a high-quality product that will meet all of your drainage needs.

Contact Polyfabrics today to find out more about the range of modular tanks to help you achieve your construction goals.

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