If you've chosen to use a concrete water tank on your property, then you have to decide whether to pour the tank on-site or whether to precast it. A precast tank is made in a factory setting; your contractor then delivers it to your site ready for installation.
What are the benefits of using a precast tank?
1. Create a Stronger Tank
One of the benefits of using a concrete water tank is longevity. These tanks last for years and need little maintenance. However, to see the full benefits of this, a tank needs to be in the right condition when you install it.
If you pour a tank on-site, then the concrete might be affected by environmental conditions and the weather. The concrete may get damp and wet as it dries and cures.
If concrete isn't allowed to set in the right conditions, the tank you create may not be as strong and sturdy as you need it to be. The concrete might crack quite quickly; it might not be able to hold as much weight as it should.
If you use a precast tank, then the manufacturer makes the tank in their factory. They control conditions at all times to ensure that the tank you get is as strong as it can be.
2. Get Easier Customisation
While many people use standard concrete water tanks, some builds need customisation. It's hard to do this on-site when you're pouring directly into the tank's location.
It's much easier to tweak a tank's structure in a factory setting. For example, you can ensure that your dimensions are exact. If your tank needs to be thicker, larger or smaller than the norm, then you can do this more easily if you precast.
3. Reduce Installation Work
If you pour a water tank on-site, then you need to dig its hole and prepare it for the pour. You may need to do this some way in advance. This takes time and manpower.
If you dig too early, the earth around the hole might slip, especially if it rains and the soil gets wet. You'll have to make the hole good again before you can start work.
You can work to a tighter schedule if you install a precast tank. The hole simply needs to be ready when the tank arrives, so you can dig it at the last minute if you wish. Installation at this stage is quick and easy. You also don't need so many hands on deck to get the tank in place.
To learn more about precast options, contact concrete water tank contractors.