Fire has been the enemy of homeowners from the time the first homes were built. While fire can be a risk anywhere, there are some areas of the country that are more prone to bushfires than others. If you live in an area which has a problem with bushfires, then you will need to find a way of protecting your property.
One of the most effective ways of protecting your home is by ensuring that you have an adequate supply of water available, and for that, you will need to install some underground water tanks. Underground water tanks can also be a useful way of supplying your home with a regular supply of water if you are located away from the mains water system. While installation of underground water tanks doesn't have to be complicated, there are still at least three questions that you must think through before you can start to install your tank.
Do you have permission?
In many cases, planning permission is needed for underground water tanks. You will need to be able to produce plans clearly showing that the water tank will be situated entirely within the boundary of your property. You must also be able to show that your tank will not interfere with any existing features such as the sewer system.
What size underground water tanks do you need?
The key to choosing the right size of underground water tanks is knowing how much water you will need. Smaller underground water tanks will be cheaper to buy and install, but if you find the tank isn't large enough, then you might need to dig it up and replace it with a larger one in only a few years. Conversely, opting for larger underground water tanks could be an expensive waste of money if you will never use that amount of water. You must plan carefully and estimate your probable water usage allowing a sensible buffer for emergency usage.
How will you install your tank?
Fitting underground water tanks is normally a job that will require skilled professionals. You will need to arrange for someone with access to a mechanical digger and perhaps a crane to complete the installation for you. It is important that you think in advance about how the installation will take place and whether there will be sufficient access on the site to allow the building equipment to carry out their tasks.
For more tips on underground water tanks, reach out to concrete contractors in your area.