Is your water tank well secured?

When your water tank is empty, it absolutely needs to be secured. To protect the liner against wind damage or deformation of the circular shape, we recommend to install tank base brackets. These little tools create a whole lot of extra support. What do they do?

It is really important to have a proper foundation. Preparing your site and base is one of the most important steps in installing a water tank. Remember that every liter of water is one kilogram of weight, so your metal silo easily amounts to tonnes of weight.

Besides this, it is also very important to give good stability to the tank, especially in situations when there is no water in the tank. Wind can slightly move the tank, potentially causing damage to the liner or deforming the circular shape.

Tanks on concrete
On many occasions, the tank base is excavated approximately 40 cm deep, but also, many water tanks are installed directly on the concrete base. When installed on concrete, we always use tank base brackets. These brackets are L-shaped, and their job is to join the concrete bottom with the erected metal tank wall at a 90-degree angle, creating a whole lot of extra support.

When installing a water tank, always fill the tank first before attaching the tank base brackets to the concrete. This allows the tank to settle first.

For more information:
Arjen van Dijk
Berber Bonnema 

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