Concrete is a material that has been used in storage tank construction for decades, both above ground and underground models. As a material of construction, it presents certain limitations.
• Concrete tanks are available in factory precast models and in the case of capacities greater than 4,000 gal., usually formed and constructed in the field, not the preferred factory-controlled manufacturing environment.
A one-piece, factory-manufactured fiberglass tank installs in much less time, saving money.
• Concrete is a very heavy material that limits the ability to easily ship and handle at jobsites while often adding to the expense of installation.
• While concrete is a strong material, the flat-tank top design of a buried concrete tank usually is not rated for traffic load conditions, requiring a design upgrade which adds to the cost.
• Concrete can be subject to aggressive corrosive attacks, often requiring an expensive liner as a solution to protect against this vulnerability to corrosion. Cracking of the concrete generally exposes the steel reinforcement to corrosion, compromising the structure.
• Many designers have concerns about concrete tanks cracking and leaking. Water tanks used in a fire protection system must have a reliable watertight design, providing the owner with confidence that water supplies will be available when needed.
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