Pumping Concrete: Top Tips

Pumping Concrete: Top Tips

When It Comes to Rainwater Storage, Below Ground Is Best

by Hector Herrera

How many times have you suffered a hosepipe ban or found that access to clean water was restricted? If you're like many Australians, the answer is far too often, and you may be thinking about taking matters into your own hands to make sure that you are not inconvenienced in the future. The best way to approach this problem is to install a water storage device of your own and to collect rainwater to fill it up. An underground water storage tank is the answer in almost every case, but why is this?

Space Considerations

Firstly, consider space. Some people are lucky enough to have plenty of that available, but others are not. A sizeable water storage tank will certainly take up a lot of room above ground and, to be honest, is not the prettiest thing to look at either. Instead, it's better to place the tank underground and make sure that it is professionally installed. You'll be able to pick a larger tank because space will not be so much of an issue, and you will be able to gather more water over time.

Types of Tank

When it comes to the make-up of the tank itself, there are various options. You can opt for plastic (such as polyethene) which is relatively cheap. Typically, these tanks will include a bladder of some kind on the inside supported by a metal frame. This should ensure that the water is safe to drink, but the tank itself may have a limited lifespan, and if you want a larger tank, this is probably not the way to go.

Steel tanks may be another option to consider, but they are relatively lightweight and can be difficult to secure. If your area is prone to flooding or has an active groundwater table, the tank may shift and cause issues with the piping.

The Better Solution

This is why most people will choose to install a concrete water tank instead. They are very sturdy, designed to last a long time and will not shift. The water quality is excellent and perfectly safe to drink as well. Furthermore, if you do happen to live in a colder part of Australia where frost is an issue in wintertime, an underground tank is certainly the better choice.

Further Information

Talk with a concrete tank supplier for further information. They will help to assess your household needs, consider the space available and be ready to install your underground system.


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Pumping Concrete: Top Tips

Hello, my name is Eric and this is my concrete blog. I am not a concrete contractor but I have recently learnt quite a lot about concrete and concrete pumping. I decided to lay a new concrete drive at my home. The drive is very long and very wide so I needed a lot of concrete. I didn't fancy carrying all this concrete so I opted for a concrete pump. I wasn't exactly sure how to operate this piece of equipment so I contacted a contractor who came out and assisted me. I learnt so much from this guy that I decided to start this blog.