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Construction of Concrete Underground Water Tank

Each year, hundreds of people make the decision to have a concrete water tank constructed on their premises. And each year, those same people realise it’s one of the best decisions they’ve ever made.

So, if you’re at the stage now where you’re ready to learn more about concrete water tanks, or the construction of concrete underground water tanks, perhaps you’ll be glad you’ve found our definitive guide today.

In this piece, we cover everything from how a water tank like ours are constructed, to what kind of downtime you can expect for your business when having one installed on your site. Read on…

What is a Concrete Water Tank?

If you’ve done some digging around our site, you’ll probably know by now what a concrete water tank is. If not, though, we’ll clear a few things up.

A concrete water tank will help you save water, and in doing so, it’ll go some way to helping you and your business protect the environment. Giving you a way in which to store water safely and efficiently, water tanks like ours come in various sizes and lengths and can be delivered throughout Australia.

How is a Concrete Water Tank Manufactured?

Structurally-designed by our engineers here at Versatile Tanks, our water tanks are manufactured to strict guidelines.

We can even come up with a custom solution to suit your site’s needs, offering underground or inground water storage tanks, which are both cost-effective and extremely durable.

What Are the Benefits of a Concrete Water Tank?

Of course, we’ve touched on the main benefit already – and that’s simply that a concrete water tank will save you water.

Construction of concrete water tanks is so simple and stress-free, too, that there’s every reason to get on board with the solution and do your bit for Mother Nature at the same time.

Are There Any Disadvantages?

Concrete tanks are generally considered to be the more expensive option, compared to its steel or fibreglass counterparts, but you must remember that old adage: ‘you get what you pay for’.

Extremely durable, concrete water tanks can last years – and since installation can be a labour-intensive process, do you really want to opt for a material that won’t quite cut it in the durability stakes? We say ‘probably not’.

Here’s a Few More Facts…

Perhaps you don’t know all there is to know about concrete water tanks and construction of concrete water tanks – and that’s fine; we don’t expect you to be an expert on them!

Here are a few facts you might like to know:

  • The lids on the tanks from Versatile Tanks have been manufactured to withstand compaction and asphalt for driveways and public car parks
  • Our concrete lids are so durable that you can place up to 300mm of earth on our standard ones. You might not get the same level of durability with tanks made from different materials.
  • Your concrete water tank can be installed in the ground, side by side or end to end
  • Withstanding concrete slabs from 10mm thick, right through to 200mm thick, concrete tanks like ours can be buried out of sight to ensure the aesthetic of your business site isn’t compromised

Saving water is everyone’s business, so says the Queensland Government – so you see, for that reason alone, going ahead with the construction of a concrete underground water tank makes perfect sense.

Suggesting that “all workplaces should aim for long-term water efficiency”, the Queensland Government site echoes the sentiments of people across Australia.

“Using water efficiently makes good business sense and also helps conserve a vital natural resource.” says the Queensland Government, adding that by carefully managing your water you can cut costs, develop an eco-friendly image and attract environmentally-conscious customers in the process.

In today’s social media-savvy society, isn’t it time you considered your business’s image in all this too? By making a few tweaks to the way you do things, you can give potential customers and business partners an even better impression of the way you do things.

How is an In-ground Concrete Water Tank Installed?

When it comes to construction of concrete water tanks, you’ll be pleased to know it’s relatively simple, causing minimum downtime to your business and its day-to-day operations.

Smooth and stress-free, our installation teams ensure the job is completed with as little fuss as possible. Why don’t you check out this useful guide we created here at Versatile Tanks? Featuring plenty of diagrams, it offers a step-by-step run-through of the installation process, to ensure you have all the information you need if you decide to opt for a concrete water tank.

Here, we explain the value of in-ground concrete water tanks:

  • They’re out of site, which means they’re ‘tidier’ in terms of aesthetics
  • They take a little planning, but not too much that’ll you’ll be put off having one installed
  • They’ll save you money and protect the environment.

In terms of installation, it isn’t as simple as our teams visiting your site, digging a hole and lowering your rainwater tank inside it.

Forward planning is required and excavation of the land can be an extremely intricate but necessary process. Before we begin, you’ll need to:

  • Seek permission for installation from your local municipal council
  • Ensure our tanks will complement your land and its needs
  • Work out if you have adequate time to put aside for the installation process

As we said earlier, it may result in a little operational downtime – but once your water tank is up and running, you’ll find that your business is operating even more efficiently than before.

By now you might be pretty sure that you’d like to go ahead with construction of an underground concrete water tank? So, where do we operate?

Where Do We Operate?

Fortunately, our services extend across Australia. We know how vital it is for business owners or domestic customers to save water and do their bit environmentally; it’s the reason our tanks are available for installation in Sydney, Brisbane, Victoria, New South Wales, and Perth.

Interested in hearing more? Give the Versatile Tanks team a call today and we’ll be more than happy to answer your questions regarding construction of concrete underground water tanks.