Why Choose a Concrete Water Tank Over Any Other Material?

Construction & Contractors Blog

A water tank on your property can mean collecting rainwater for watering your lawn, filtering and using inside the home, or for use when there is a drought or your water supplies have been cut off for any reason. When deciding on a water tank for your property, you have many options when it comes to materials, including plastic, steel, and poured concrete. Note a few reasons why concrete might be the best option for you.

1. Flexibility

When concrete is poured, it's up to you and your contractor to decide on its size, depth, shape and every other feature. When you buy a steel or plastic tank, you are limited as to the models that are available at a retail outlet. This flexibility of concrete allows you to create a very narrow but deep water tank if you have a small property that won't accommodate a larger, wider tank. You can also create a tank in an L shape if you want to work around flowerbeds or a garage, or if you want to shape it around buried plumbing pipes and electrical lines. This flexibility of poured concrete gives you all the options you need to create a water tank that suits you and your property, which cannot be found with other types of tanks.

2. Cohesion with property

A concrete water tank may offer the most cohesion with your property. What does this mean? A larger concrete water tank may have a smooth surface or cap that can be sanded down, painted, stained, or otherwise treated so that it doesn't look like the cap of a tank, but which can then serve as a patio area! Because concrete is porous, it provides a good surface for paint and stain that can make it look like slate or another natural stone. The smooth surface is also a good place for tables and chairs that need to be on a flat surface so they don't wobble. You cannot get this same effect with plastic or steel tanks, which might be unsightly and cumbersome on your property.

3. Recyclability

While steel is somewhat easy to recycle, plastic is recycled by melting it down and this process creates heat and, in turn, fumes and pollution. Concrete is very easy to recycle and can simply be broken up and mixed in with new batches of concrete. If you ever consider removing your water tank and want to ensure it doesn't wind up in a landfill or create pollution when recycled, concrete is the right option.

Talk to concrete or water tank contractors, like those at Economy Concrete Tanks, for more information and installation costs. 


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