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Grease and Water Storage Tank Design: Fiberglass vs. Concrete

When it comes to grease and water storage tank design, two of the most widely used materials are fiberglass and concrete. However, fiberglass has several distinct advantages over concrete which is why Tanks Direct uses Xerxes fiberglass storage tanks for a large variety of applications.

Resistance to Corrosiongrease water storage tank

Concrete is vulnerable to corrosion because its interior wall is porous and allows bacteria to accumulate. Over time, these bacteria degrade the concrete. Fiberglass is non-porous which means bacteria have nowhere to accumulate and won’t degrade the tank. Fiberglass can even handle more volatile contents such as sulfide and sulfuric acid, which will erode concrete over time.


Unlike concrete, fiberglass will not expand or contract due to fluctuations in climate. Expansion and contraction can cause a material to crack and leak, which can happen in concrete tanks. Fiberglass tanks are also easier to maintain than concrete tanks, and last much longer while requiring less maintenance.


Not only are fiberglass tanks lighter than concrete tanks, they are manufactured as a whole unit, which reduces transportation and installation costs. The weight of concrete often makes it necessary for the tank to be manufactured in sections, which makes transportation and installation more difficult. In addition, it can take up to a month to install a concrete tank owing to the cure time required when concrete tanks are installed using the cast-in-place method. Fiberglass tank installation takes only one day.

Tanks Logo - 20 Years of First Choice Service

 A quick breakdown of our company:

Nationwide supplier of storage tanks and vessels for 20 years.

Nationwide installer of storage tanks and vessels since 1997.

Distributor for over 55 storage tank and related accessory manufacturers.

Industry leader since 1993.

As a distributor and installer, we know everything there is to know about the business, which allows us to offer the best quality tanks and proper installation services. Our dual role also makes our services more cost-efficient, and allows you to cut out the hassle of working with independent distributors and installers.

Our status as a national distributor for over 55 storage tank and related accessory manufacturers means we offer a wide variety of tank solutions that are guaranteed to fit your needs, and our emphasis on customer service makes us one of the leading distributors in the industry. We’re focused on providing the best products and services to the consumer in order to remain one of the industry leaders.

We strive for complete customer satisfaction, and with our 20 years of experience, we think you’ll notice the difference you get with us. Let Tanks Direct be your first choice for all of your tank and storage system needs.

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