4 Benefits of a Concrete Underground Water Tank

With the rise of water shortages, harvesting and using rainwater at home is increasing in popularity due to sheer necessity. Water tanks allow you to conserve as much rainwater as possible. There are many choices in water tanks, but concrete underground versions tend to offer some of the greatest benefits. 

1. Temperature Regulation

Underground tanks in general will hold water at cooler temperatures compared to an above-ground model. The thick walls of concrete simply increase the ability to maintain lower water temperatures, so if you prefer cooler water to flow from your taps, then concrete is the best option. On the other hand, the thick walls also regulate the water temperature so that it is less likely to freeze in the event of a deep frost. Instead, the water tends to be held at a constant cool temperature.

2. Few Size Constraints

The potential size of a water tank should only be limited by the underground space that is available. Unlike plastic tanks that come in a range of pre-made sizes that leave little choice to personal desires, concrete tanks are built on-site to fit your space. This means you can choose nearly any size for your concrete tank as long as it fits. Your installer can also adjust the shape of the tank if necessary so it better works with your site. 

3. Cost Effectiveness

When it comes to material cost, concrete is one of the most budget-friendly options. This is especially true if you need a custom size or shape of a tank. Further, the concrete tank will continue to service you well for many years. Concrete is less prone to cracking compared to other water tank material options, and if it does crack the damage is often easily repaired. Your concrete tank will also require little to no maintenance, as underground tanks are less prone to weathering damage or internal algae growth.

4. Landscape Integration

Above-ground water tanks aren't attractive, especially if they are being fit into an already small yard. An underground tank, though, can hardly be seen so you still have all the space available in your yard for landscaping and outdoor enjoyment. A concrete tank only requires a single access port, which can be sited in an area that is convenient and that doesn't interfere with your landscaping plans. 

Contact a concrete underground water tank service to learn more about the benefits and installation process.

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