Wood tanks have been used for hundreds, maybe thousands of years for numerous uses ranging from bathing to beer and wine fermentation to water storage and more. These tanks can last a hundred years or more if tended properly.
The most important issue with wood tanks is that the stay filled and the wood swelled. Many view wood tanks to be both beautiful and practical. However the initial cost of wood tank is high. They are generally shipped in pieces and should be assembled by trained coopers. You can also choose above ground water storage tanks online.
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High volume steel tanks are generally used by industry for storing a variety liquids including water. The advantages of steel tanks is their strength, durability and potential huge capacities. The tanks can either be formed into a completed unit for shipping or designed to be assembled on site.
These tanks are made of various types steel and can have many types of coatings. They become most cost effective in sizes exceeding 100,000 gallon. Steel tanks typically require large equipment and trained installers and cost of installation can be high.
Fiberglass tanks have many advantages. One is their strength-to-weight ratio allowing them to be placed practically anywhere. Another is their ability to be buried with out fear of failure over time due to rust or rotting.
Concrete tanks can be pre-made, or made on site and can last 30 to 50 years or more. Concrete tanks are strong and can be above ground or buried. Some like the look of concrete, considering them to have an old look and can lend themselves to landscaping.