A leaking water tank can indicate of several problems ranges from failure in installation to not strong foundation on the base of the GRP water tank where it stands. On the other hand, water pooling from your tank will not always indicate a leak, sometimes it can possibly be a result of condensation.
In order to get better grp water tank maintenance, we look for some causes of tank leaking. One of the most common causes of tank leaking is the age. It is a big consideration to know if how old is your tank now. No matter how good in quality your GRP water tank is, but you have been using it for quite long, then maybe some part of it has come to its failing stage.
Obviously, GRP Panel tank leakage prevent you from continuing on using it. However, to help you avoid the cost of buying a new tank, it would be better if you find where the leaking started to further assess what to do next.
In most cases, leaking from your water tank will come from the inside. Since GRP panels are already waterproofed, you may find another observation whether a crack is present of the leak comes from panel joints.
If the cause of the leak is a crack, using the proper sealant is the appropriate thing to do. However, if you can’t find the source of the leak or if you tried to seal it but did not worked, then don't panic as there's still a solution for that.
Fixing your GRP water tank leak through our team of experts
Contact our team of experts
To avoid improperly fixed GRP tank leakage prevent fixing it by yourself. Your tank should be assessed first by our team of experts. Commonly, based from our protocol, if a customer has reported a leaking GRP water tank and they require our assistance, we won't hesitate to do a visit to the site. Thus, we primarily recommend you to contact us if leaking of your GRP water tank will exist.
Identifying the problem
Our team of experts, after checking the leaking GRP water tank, they can clearly see the issue and what your tank needs.
In some cases, it is quite easy to determine by our team if the signs of leaks are shown on the tanks divisions wall. If this is the case, there's a bigger possibility that the foundations and the base of the tank are not correctly done with respect to the tank capacity.
Even if how rigid and good quality the tank is but if the base foundation is not technically considered then tank leakage will really be expected inevitably as time will pass by.
On the other hand, there are some other factors to look out for GRP panel tank leak causes:
●Fully relined, being refilled
●Get coat's black mould and blisters
●Base leak or any part of the GRP tank construction
Do it yourselfDo it yourself the right wayUnless you have enough valid reason not to use our team of experts to fix your leaking GRP water tank, you can proceed your own research to do the fixing of your tank the right way.
Why is a thorough research is needed first before fixing your tank by yourself? It is mainly to avoid further issues that can trigger a bigger damage from a supposedly small leaking.
Having enough knowledge on what to do with the fixing will mean a big thing towards the success of getting your tank fixed. Otherwise, you will end up contacting our team of experts to do it for you.
Empty your tank completely
Once your tank is completely empty, you can now proceed locating the leak. It might be confusing for some as they prefer to have the tank filled to locate the leak. But emptying your tank means you already have the initial observation as to which part of the tank has leaks. Emptying it will simply mean checking the leaking part on a clearer view.
Repair it using conventional techniques
This is applicable if the GRP tank leakage is only caused by a small crack. This technique is in relation to general repair of crack in a fiberglass material.
a.At each end of the crack, you must drill a tiny hole. Doing this will stop the crack from expanding further.
b.Identify the crack size. With hairline cracks, Hand held or electric rotary blade is recommended to use to widen the crack just a bit. By doing this will allow the crack to possibly be filled with epoxy resin.
c.Using a dry rag, wipe the crack to make sure it's clean and dry. If the crack is not dry and clean enough, the epoxy won't adhere well.
d.With fair amount of fiberglass epoxy resin, fill the crack using a plastic applicator. You have to make sure that the crack is completely filled.
e.Within 24 hours, let the epoxy dry. Once the fixed area is dry, smooth the surface with sandpaper.
f.For additional appearance consideration, you may want to polish a colored gel-coat enamel over the repaired area to make the repair unnoticeable.
For whatever option you have undertaken on GRP tank leak repair methods, we are confident to have the best solution for you for fixing the problem either by using our team of experts or giving to you enough instruction to do it yourself.
With the number of years our technical team has been specializing, manufacturing installing and refurbishing/replacing sectional water storage tanks will be done smoothly having minimal disruption to water supply. Our only aim is make you satisfied and happy with the services that we are offering.
Part of qualifying more on fixing your tank using option B, by doing it yourself, is knowing more on your GRP water tank specifications and your purpose of tank usage.
What is all about tank deformations?
In some cases, while acquiring a new GRP water tank from us, in terms to leakage, you cannot expect leaks after being filled with water. What will occur might be deformation but not more than 10 mm as it could just be a reaction once the water is inside the tank.
This deformation is no more than 1.0% of the bottom center height of the tank. Thus, there’s nothing to worry once you observe it happened. However, if deformation exceeded on this limit, then something might be wrong in the pressure of water that’s coming to your tank or during the installation.
You might be fixing it by yourself or letting our team of experts fix your leaking water tank, with assurance, our workmanship and methods of application as advised above on how to fix a leaking GRP water tank is highly recommended for you.
For more info contact GRP Panel Water Tank UAE or call us at +971 4 252 2966