Prepare your property for your storage tank
Right before most water tanks may be put in, a steady sand pad foundation must be prepped.
There are some necessary things to consider when deciding on your tank site and readying the pad:
- The sand pad needs to be level, steady and devoid of clutter preceding construction.
- The sand pad must be at the very least two meters larger than the diameter of your water tank.
- For uneven tank sites, make sure sufficient drainage to divert run off from the tank wall.
- Aggregate must be placed around the outline of your tank to stop erosion and comply with manufacturer’s warranty conditions *.
- A retaining wall may be called for to preserve pad integrity **.
- Your water tank should not be left empty for an extended period of time. A minimal weight of water (10% of tank capacity) should be placed in your tank at the finish of construction.
* Check with us to see if we can supply this extra service. Otherwise, you will want to make sure this is suitably applied after installation yourself
** 1,000 litres of stored water weighs 1,000kgs (1 tonne).
Despite the fact that a successfully prepared sand pad will decrease the risk of contaminants or debris jeopardising your water supply, Pioneer Water Tanks Traralgon also recommends installing a geotextile membrane for added security.
Right before you start prepping your site for tank installation, Pioneer Water Tanks Traralgon also suggests you get in touch with your local shire to see if there are any policies or regulations you need to adhere to.