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Concrete Rainwater Tanks: A Guide

Do you remember this guide we produced some time ago now? It offers practical hints and tips on how to store rainwater effectively, looking at the environmental importance of collecting water in this way and a whole host of other benefits.

Well, moving slightly on from that guide – and because we know many of our new clients want all their questions answered before going ahead with installation – we’re bringing you a guide on concrete rainwater tanks.

In this piece, we’ll be looking at the prices of concrete rainwater tanks, how they’re installed and why you should get one. Intrigued? Read on…

What is a Concrete Rainwater Tank?

As a business or home owner, you have a certain level of responsibility when it comes to the environment. As such, we’re sure you’d like to make the most of the water in your area while protecting the environment at the same time. Right? Well, what you need is a concrete rainwater tank, which will help you store water safely and efficiently.

Ours come in various sizes and lengths and can be delivered all over Australia; to Sydney, Perth and Brisbane to name just a few destinations.

Why Purchase a Concrete Rainwater Tank?

Engineered and certified to withstand loads on their lids, underground concrete rainwater tanks from Versatile Water Tanks are beneficial for all kinds of reasons. Here are just a few:

  • Our tank lids will withstand compaction and asphalt for driveways and public car parks, and you can place up to 300mm of earth on our standard lids
  • They can be placed in the ground, side by side or end to end and buried out of sight
  • They can withstand concrete slabs from 10mm thick, right through to 200mm thick

So, as you’ve gathered by now, our concrete rainwater tanks are pretty heavy duty in their structure.

How are Concrete Rainwater Tanks Manufactured?

You’ll be pleased to discover that the concrete used in all our tanks is of a high strength. Using only Australian structural steel (securely welded to exacting Australian standards), we make your tank in a seamless steel purse mould.

What this means is the finished tank has no joins, which equals no leaks! Taking place in a closed factory away from Mother Nature and its ever-changing elements, our concrete rainwater tanks are safe when it comes to micro cracks, so you can rest assured yours will be installed in perfect condition.

Commercial businesses like restaurants and bars will be even more pleased to hear that our tanks – due to the unique way in which they’re built – can be moulded and adapted for wine cellars.

How Much Does a Concrete Rainwater Tank Cost?

Now we get onto concrete rainwater tanks prices, as we know that’s what most of you are waiting to hear.

Of course, when it comes to concrete water tanks cost, we like to ensure our clients are more than happy.  If you’re thinking of having a concrete rainwater tank installed, the process will start with a no-obligation chat, in which you can freely discuss your business’s environmental and money-saving objectives.

From there, we can provide a quote and give you all the information and assurance you’re looking for.

As our company history page suggests, versatility is at the heart of all we do. In ensuring you get the right concrete rainwater tank for you – whether square or rectangular, large or small – our quote will be completely unique to your business.

In Ground Concrete Rainwater Tanks: How Are They Installed?

Just as you can rest assured that we’ll keep our prices as low as possible, you can also be safe in the knowledge that installation will be smooth and stress-free. Here’s a great little video we spotted on YouTube which may shed some light on installation and how it works.

To help you better understand how our concrete tanks are installed, we created a useful guide – in picture format – which acts as a step-by-step run-through of the process itself.

In-ground concrete rainwater tanks may be one of the best options for you – given that they are out of site and therefore ‘tidier’ – but they certainly take a little planning.

It isn’t as easy as digging a hole and lowering our underground concrete rainwater tanks inside it. The process requires plenty of consideration and forward-planning via our expert team, with the excavation of the land being just as intricate a process as installation.

Before we begin, there’s three key factors to consider:

  • Have you sought permission from your local municipal council?
  • Will the tank complement the needs of your land?
  • Do you have adequate time to devote to the installation process and ensure everything’s in place ahead of installation day?

What’s a Precast Concrete Rainwater Tank?

Precast concrete rainwater tanks are perfect for underground installation. Why? They save on space and they can be delivered directly to your site.

Concrete underground rainwater tanks really will help in terms of your carbon footprint and as a fellow business owner our team understands the environment and your company’s impact on it is one of your key considerations.

Versatile Tanks Concrete Rainwater Tank Installation: Where Do We Operate?

So, where do we operate? Our concrete rainwater tanks can be delivered across Australia to ensure no business owner has to put his or her environmental commitments to one side. Here are the main areas we cover:

Sydney – Based in Sydney?  Of course, it’s one of the most urbanised and popular cities in Australia. What this means is bigger demands on the water supply. And with the city facing a potential water crisis, now’s the perfect time to consider a concrete rainwater tank.

Brisbane – One of the fastest-growing cities in Australia, Perth’s population is booming. Suffering from flood and draughts periodically, the city’s subtropical climate means water is becoming scarce. Of course, water tanks are becoming increasingly popular in Brisbane for this reason, with the local council running a campaign to encourage home and business owners to install one.

Victoria – With a diverse and wide-ranging climate, Victoria needs all the help it can get on the conservation front. After installation of a concrete rainwater tank, the majority of our clients in Victoria said they hardly needed to rely on the mains water supply any more – result!

New South Wales – A cost-effective, environmentally-friendly method of preserving water, concrete water tanks are becoming popular in New South Wales, with low rainfall often being experienced in this temperate region.

Perth – This region of Australia isn’t known as ‘The Sunshine City’ for no reason! Low rainfall means business and homeowners need to be on their guard – maybe it’s time to purchase that concrete water tank, then?

Want to chat to us about how a concrete rainwater tank will benefit your business or your home? Get in touch and we’d be happy to answer any of your questions