How Concrete Water Tanks Work and What They’re Best For
Considering a water tank for your domestic or commercial property? If so, you may have a few questions regarding their uses and if they’ll benefit you.
To help you make an informed decision, we’ve laid out some frequently-asked questions – and some answers. Read on…
What is a water tank?
Water tanks are hugely beneficial – for people as well as the environment. Effectively conserving water for use at a later date, tanks like these – which are more often than not made from concrete and can be manufactured in a range of sizes and shapes – play a vital role in many communities.
Storing rainwater for drinking, cleaning and other essential uses, water tanks are ideal when there is only a certain amount of h20 available. After all, some parts of the world receive little rainfall, while other areas will put restrictions in place regarding the amount of water which can safely be used.
Where can a water tank be installed?
The good news is a water tank can be installed in a house or in a commercial property. In domestic properties, the roof of the house may catch the rain and therefore become the catchment area for the water. It will then be transported via pipes to the tanks, which can be installed above or below the ground for the most efficient use.
The rainwater is then stored for safe keeping, later being used around the house. If your water tank is large enough to sustain the home for several years, it can prove a beneficial piece of kit.
Businesses, meanwhile, can store water in a larger, purpose-built tank, which will hold h20 for when it is needed.
What type of tank is best for me?
This really comes down to what you’ll be using it for – whether at home or in a business.
Domestic concrete water tanks can be used as a wine cellar, for example. Or perhaps you simply need to store water during the warmer months, or if you’re located in a high-risk area, which is prone to bush fires.
Whatever your reason for a water tank, we can provide a cost-effective solution that can be installed quickly and easily. Simply click here to discover which tanks can be installed for domestic use.
If you need a tank for a commercial property, you will discover that they vary quite widely. For instance, you may simply need a tank to store water, or you may require one to store dangerous goods. Our team manufacturers a range of tanks for commercial use, including on-site detention tanks, fire tanks, grey water tanks, storm water tanks, and bunded chemical storage units.
How do we manufacture our water tanks?
Using high strength concrete, we pour at 50mpa and our HSC at 28 days cures to 72mpa. Gaining high strength very quickly, thanks to our mix design, we use only Australian structural steel, which is securely welded as per Australian standards. Ensuring even concrete coverage over steel as per AS3600, this process is delivered by our dedicated team.
Manufactured in a seamless steel pulse mould, ensuring the tanks have no joins and therefore no leaks, our concrete tanks are made in a closed factory, which is away from nature’s ever-changing elements. By doing this, we can eliminate micro cracks – and thanks to the design and build of the mould, we can easily adapt the structures to create wine cellars, indestructible site sheds, and underground exchange.
Is there anything I need to know before I install a water tank?
Yes, there’s lots – but here are the key facts:
Planning is Key
Installation can be time-consuming, which is why it’s important to plan. This will keep your overall project time to a minimum and ensure there are no hitches when our team come to install your tank.
Of course, you’ll need to seek permission from your local municipal council before our team can even consider installing a tank on your site. You’ll also need to ascertain if our tanks will complement your land and its unique needs.
Make sure you put aside plenty of time for the installation process and prepare for any operational downtime.
Water Tanks Offer Unique Benefits
Available in a range of sizes and shapes, each water tank offers its own list of benefits. This means that a one-size-fits-all approach isn’t possible, so make sure you do your research prior to installation.
Water tanks include the following sizes: 6700-litre, 11700-litre, 22500-litre. The latter is one of our most popular concrete tanks, measuring 2600mm in height, by 2400mm in width and 4400mm in length. Above-ground rainwater tanks like this are commonly used to extinguish fires, while the smaller versions can be used for a variety of applications.
Versatility’s in Our Name
We don’t call ourselves ‘Versatile’ Tanks for nothing – our square tanks are extremely versatile. They can easily be customised; we simply transpose the measurements to increase or decrease the overall volume of your tank.
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How do I get in touch with Versatile Tanks?
You can request a no-obligation quote, or ask us any questions, by visiting this page of our website. We’re more than happy to help.