Concrete water tanks are essential for effective and safe water storage. It doesn’t matter whether it is for a commercial or residential property; custom water tanks have many benefits when it comes to water storage. Here’s why you must consider getting concrete water tanks at your property if you don’t have them already.

Concrete water tanks are highly cost-effective and durable

As we all know, concrete is widely available and is one of the cheapest and most durable building materials available today. Water tanks made from concrete are quite affordable, easily available and are built to last long.

They are customisable

Water storage tanks made from concrete are highly customisable and can be made specifically to suit your needs. Sizes, shapes and number of risers can all be customised to best suit your water storage requirements.

They are easy to install

Compared to other types of water tanks, custom-made concrete tanks are easier to install. They don’t have many complex parts, and thus, the installation can be finished quickly and the tank will be ready to use in a few hours.

Low maintenance

Concrete tanks are low maintenance. This is because they have tremendous durability and the required maintenance is quite cheap and easy. Once every 12 months, check the backflow prevention valve and check the tank every two years for any cracks and leakages, and that’s all.

Over a long period, concrete tanks can develop cracks and leaks. However, simple concrete waterproofing solutions will be enough to repair these issues.

Better quality of water

Good services providers make sure that their concrete tanks are installed to store water in the best condition possible. Good quality concrete tanks are proven to be algae-free and disease-free. And the water stored in concrete tanks tastes fresher. Plastic tanks usually develop a smell in stored water and may also form algae growth in water that is stored for a long time.

So, there are some of the many benefits of installing a custom-made concrete tank at your property. Now let’s take a look at the things you need to consider while getting a concrete tank installed.

How to install

● The first step is to check permissions with local authorities. Contact local authorities and check the plans for electricity, gas, sewage system, stormwater drainage and other essential services at your home to make sure that you have the space you need for your concrete tank.

● Now order a good concrete tank from a quality service provider. Make sure that the company you buy from has a good amount of experience and is well-known in the field of concrete water tank solutions.

● Now prepare yourself for the day of installation: book a crane, order a pump system, mark the place of installation and also book an excavation service if you want the tank to be underground.

● You need to order a low slump ballast mix with low density and low slump concrete. This acts as a cushion between the tank and the ground.

● As the day of installation nears, check the weather forecast and ensure that the weather is suitable for carrying out the installation process.

● Installation starts with excavation; make sure that the hole is big enough to easily fit your concrete tank.

● Now lift the tank with a crane and slowly lower it into the hole. Once the tank is in place, the ballast mix has to be backfilled into the hole.

● The last step is to connect the pump system and systems to transport water from the tank.

If you have enough space, you can increase your water storage capacity by installing multiple tanks and interlinking them as suitable.


It is quite conclusive that concrete custom water tanks are an essential and cost-effective solution when it comes to efficient water storage. You can store a large amount of water in underground tanks and it won’t take any space at your property.

Fun fact: You can also modify your concrete water tank and convert it into a wine cellar, and you can have a durable and safe space to store your wine. Having a good wine cellar also adds to the value of your property!

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