Concrete is an excellent building material. Reinforced concrete is used to build pipes and tanks. The superior engineering properties of reinforced concrete has had engineers using it to build waste water and treatment tanks.
Unfortunately, the reinforcing steel in the concrete has affected the durability of concrete. The reinforcing steel corrodes and can cause concrete to crack and spall. This reduces the structural integrity of the concrete, and can also accelerate the rate of deterioration of the concrete.
Deteriorated and Cracked concrete holding and wastewater treatment tanks can cause leakage of contaminated liquids into the soil causing a much larger problem.
If you have any cracks or damage to holding/treatment tanks, contact A-1 Foundation Crack Repair for a free estimate.