Why Concrete is the Best Material for Water Tanks

Water tanks in residential and commercial properties have become a popular option in Australia, especially in areas that are regularly affected by droughts. For farmers and owners of manufacturing plants, keeping a steady supply of water at the ready is key to growing more good quality crops and producing goods. During periods of drought, water shortages often come with limitations on how much water you can use, which can be seriously disastrous for such people.


This is where water tanks come in. By storing water throughout the year, people with major water usage requirements can make use of the stored water when the need arises. However, when it comes to the material used for the tanks, the material you use plays a huge part in the quality of water stored, how long you can store it for and how often maintenance may be required. For this reason, concrete water tanks have proven to be the best choice for residential and commercial water tanks. Let’s look at the many benefits of concrete water tanks:

Durability

First and foremost, concrete is a highly durable material and is made to be long lasting. Versatile Tanks’ concrete water tanks can last anywhere between fifty to sixty years, which means you don’t have to worry about getting it replaced anytime soon. Other materials like plastic and metal may corrode over time, needing extensive repairs or even replacements not long after they have been installed.

Hygienic

Water that has been stored for a long time will become stagnant over time. However, concrete is a natural antibacterial material, which means it will keep contaminants like bacteria and pathogens out of your water. It also prevents the growth of algae, keeping your family safe and well-protected.

Poor conductor of heat

Metal tanks conduct heat, which in turn makes water warm. Concrete, on the other hand is a poor conductor of heat, which means water in the tank will remain cool even during hot summer afternoons. Taking a shower with cool water after a day of sweating it out in the scorching Australian sun sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?

Affordable

Compared to other materials like plastic and metal, concrete tanks are easy to build, which means they are also more affordable. Moreover, when you consider the low to negligible costs of maintenance and upkeep, even the upfront cost doesn’t seem like much. Concrete is one of the most efficient and cheapest building materials, which is why it is used so extensively in construction and applications such as concrete water tanks.

Eco-friendly

Once your concrete water tank has lived its entire life and it is time for a replacement, you can easily recycle the material or reuse it. All that is required is crushing or pulverising the concrete, which is often even cheaper and more ecological than dumping the rubble in a landfill. By not needing to cool your water before using, you are also saving energy, making them highly sustainable. Finally, due to their long life, they do not need to be replaced often, further increasing their sustainability.

Easy to build

Versatile Tanks’ concrete water tanks are manufactured in a factory in a seamless mould. Liquid concrete is poured into the mould and allowed to harden, creating a tank that has no joints, no cracks and no places for water to leak from. They are an excellent option for plumbers, excavators and builders.

Residential and commercial use

You can use Versatile Tanks’s concrete water tanks both on commercial and residential properties. Because of their modular design, high strength and minimal need for maintenance, they are perfect to be used under driveways or patios to save on valuable real estate. All that’s required is a hole dug deep and big enough for the tank to be placed in it, after which it will be covered and a driveway or patio can be built over it. Make sure you have the necessary licenses and permits from your local council before installing a concrete water tank on your property.

Available in various sizes

Our concrete water tanks are available in several different sizes with different storage capabilities, ranging from a 6700L tank to 11700L through to 22500L concrete water tanks. The height, weight and length of these will differ from each other, so make sure you have enough space to accommodate your new water tank. For more information on available sizes and their configurations, click here.

And there you have it. When choosing a water tank for your property, there’s no doubt that concrete water tanks are the best option. From being highly durable, hygienic and sustainable, to requiring minimal maintenance and being the most affordable option, concrete water tanks allow you to take control of your water even during the months of drought in Australia.

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