I've replaced lids and even the whole top of a tank...if you replace the tank, it's considered a new system and depending where you're at and local codes, you might have to put in a sand mound.
do you have a riser? How deep is the top of tank from ground level? are you driving over it?
that 3' from the top crust level seems low, although i can't see your tanks inlet/outlet heights
i would get the tank pumped and inspected to see if there are any other problems...check baffles & condition of the rest of tank. any cracks or top collapsing? baffle problems will cause leach bed problems.
i've set a new tank just beyond the old one, broke the top & the back side so it won't hold water, filled it with dirt & extended the waste pipe into the new one.
the only time i use plastic is if i can't get the triaxle tank hauler into the property...
if you're tanks OK...make your own lid...it doesn't have to be a recessed one which is probably what came with tank.
or check with concrete tank companies in your area...they might have one
if you have to replace the tank...get a few more estimates
Last edited by xkvator; August 22nd, 2005 at 12:25 PM.
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