Let us put our experience to work for you. LFM has been building quality fiberglass reinforced manholes and wetwells since 1982. We utilize the latest in chop and filament winding equipment, therefore providing our customers with the highest quality fiberglass products on the market today. Our production facility is located on 35 acres near Giddings, Texas and covers 83,000 square feet.
Fiberglass wetwells and basins by LFM are light-weight, making them easier to handle. This means easier, safer, faster and less costly installations.
The environment is always a concern when dealing with waste water systems. Fiberglass basins by LFM are environmentally safe. Our basins are corrosion resistant to waste water gases such as hydrogen sulfide.
Fiberglass basins by LFM are an economical value. The need to repair or replace is greatly reduced because our fiberglass basins can withstand years of exposure to the most severe conditions within a waste water system. As a result, the cost of repairs, disruptive excavations and maintenance is minimized; saving you money over the long run.
LFM incorporates a comprehensive in-plant testing program. Our quality control enables us to provide our customers with consistent workmanship in every fiberglass basin that we build. We inspect and test each fiberglass basin before it is released for shipping. Wall thickness reports, raw material analysis and continuous chemical analysis reports are just some of the test procedures that we perform. Testing reports are recorded and maintained at our office, and are available upon request.
LFM builds fiberglass basins to your specified dimensions with standard diameters from 24 inches through 96 inches. Depths are available from 2 feet through 20 feet. Greater depths can be custom fabricated. Ask your LFM sales representative for details.
LFM can build fiberglass basins to fit your specific requirements complete with pipe stubouts already in place, making installation and assembly easier and less time consuming.
LFM maintains its own fleet of delivery trucks; helping to lower delivery costs considerably. Our fiberglass basins are light-weight and can be easily loaded and unloaded on construction job sites.
|Summary of Test Results|
|Tests Performed||Average Results|
|Stiffness||5% Deflection @ 2.45 lbs. / in.02
10% Deflection @ 2.28 lbs. / in.2
|Material Composition||54.25 wt. % Resin|
|Compressive Strength||Transverse: 22,700 psi
Longitudinal: 10,500 psi
|Flexural Strength||Transverse: 56,000 psi
Longitudinal: 11,700 psi
|Modulus||Transverse: 2,084,000 psi
Longitudinal: 1,114,000 psi
|Load Rating||24,000 lbs. – 0.157” Deflection
40,000 lbs. – No Damage
|Barcol Hardness||Cylinder: 43.1
|Wall Thickness||Cylinder: 0.308|
|Soundness||No Leaks Detected at 5 psi Air Pressure|
LFM offers a fiberglass valve box that can be attached directly to the basin, making a one piece fiberglass unit for lift station packages. This saves time and money during installation. The valve box is 48 inches square and also has an open top with a 3 inch wide mounting flange.
LFM can install pump mounting bolt glassed into the bottom of our basins. This allows easier installation of pumps into our basins.
LFM’s fiberglass basins are built with a fiberglass antiflotation bottom which has a 3 inch wide flange to counteract the effects of flotation after installation. Our basins also have an open top with 3 inch wide mounting flange. The mounting flange provides a surface area to attached a cover to the basin. Upon request we can also manufacture a fiberglass cover for our basins.
We stand behind the products that we build. Our fiberglass basins carry a one year limited warranty. For additional information, see the warranty section of our brochure.