Preparing a Base for a Water Storage Tank
Taking the time to prepare a proper base for your water storage tank or rain harvesting tank is critical. I have heard horror stories of people's water tanks splitting and losing a lot of water due to the fact that they did not prepare their base correctly.
In this article, you will learn the popular base types and which to choose for your application. You can also visit https://www.kliptank.com/markets/water/ to check different water tank base design online.
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Types of Water Tank Bases:
Sand: Sand is cheap but it has its challenges. If not supported correctly, it can run away very quickly during a storm or heavy rain.
Pea Gravel: A solid option. Comes at a reasonable price and holds its shape a lot better than sand. Pea gravel also needs to be supported so it doesn't degrade over time. This option filters water a lot better than sand. I highly recommend this.
Concrete: Is more expensive but will last the longest if constructed correctly. Looks neat and tidy. You may need to install drains depending on which way the water flows or how close it is to your house.
Dirt/Clay: This is similar to using sand. If not supported correctly, it can run away very quickly during a storm or heavy rain.