WHY CHOOSE A MOLD KRAFT VAULT OVER A CONCRETE VAULT?
Although the fiberglass vaults (containers) initial cost is slightly higher than a concrete equivalent, once the choice to has been made to use fiberglass, everything becomes easier (cheaper).
(1). The most obvious difference is weight. Our vaults (containers) can easily be lifted and maneuvered into position by the same backhoe that dug the hole. A concrete vault requires a crane ($$$$) to lift it.
(2). If your needs do require extensive waterproof penetrations, then the advantages of transporting a vault (container) to the job site with the penetrations already finished can generate job site cost savings of up to 90%. There is absolutely nothing easy about making a hole in concrete, installing a coupler or pipe, and then having to reseal it back watertight.
(3). DURABILITY. Our vaults are not the cheap, thin fiberglass boxes that frequently fail in field applications. We have built multiple vaults that were squeezed into such tight locations that concrete would have to be poured directly up against it. The site managers would have to secure our vault into position so that the weight of the concrete would not move the entire unit, but the vault is built strong enough to easily handle the concrete weight pushing against its walls. Our vaults are water tight, we have vaults buried in the wet ground of Florida that were installed 20 years ago and still function like they were brand new. Concrete vaults, like everything made of concrete, usually develop cracks with age, and in this application that means potential leaks. Our vaults don’t leak when they are new, and they don’t leak 20 years later.
Give us a call or send an e-mail describing your projects needs. Maybe our vaults (containers) are just what you’ve been looking for to solve your problems.
Thanks, Russell E Mullen, president