Underground vs Above-Ground Water Tanks

When you’re considering adding a water tank to your property, you have two options: underground and above-ground. You need to be sure that you choose the right type of tank for your specific needs. With that in mind, we’re going to walk you through the pros and cons of both underground and above-ground water tanks to help you understand your options and make the right choice. If you are looking for an above-ground water tank for your property, call us at Well Water Solutions today.

-Underground Water Tanks

The most attractive benefit you can receive from an underground water tank is the fact that nobody can see it. With it stored underground, you don’t have to sacrifice the same amount of land that you would if it were an above-ground tank. While you may still have some pipes visible, you still won’t have a large tank in full view, which is something people generally don’t find aesthetically pleasing. If you’re looking for an invisible water tank solution, underground tanks are your only real choice.
Underground tanks also have natural protection against the extreme cold and heat, which allows them to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the year. Thanks to their placement, they are also protected against vandalism, accidents, and harsh weather conditions.
With all that said, there are many disadvantages that come with underground water tanks. Probably the biggest strike against them is how much they cost. From the high price of excavation to ensuring the underground tank is properly reinforced, underground tanks have a pretty high price tag. Additionally, you will have to pay for a pumping system to bring the water up from below the ground. It will also be very difficult to tell if your tank has suffered any cracks or other damage. Some types of soil, like those with a high clay content, are unsuitable for underground water tanks.

-Above-Ground Water Tanks

Unlike underground water tanks, above-ground tanks are a great deal less expensive and require far less work during installation. After they have been installed, they are easily maintained. You will also be able to notice any damage or cracks that may have developed so you can repair them with little trouble. If you don’t like the way it looks, you can camouflage the tank to blend in with the rest of your property. If you aren’t concerned with the way it looks, you can take advantage of its prominent placement on your property to advertise something, be it what your business offers or your eco-friendly credentials.
However, due to their placement above-ground, they are more at risk of being damaged by storms, vandalism, or accidents. They’re also more prone to freeze during the winter and get excessively hot in the summer, which creates issues when temperature control is a necessity. Above-ground water tanks are also typically smaller than underground ones, so you will need to determine if it will be big enough to meet your needs.

With pros and cons for both types of water tank, the choice between above-ground and underground tanks ultimately comes down to your needs, preferences, and concerns. If you would like to learn more about above-ground water tank options, call us at Well Water Solutions. Our experts will be able to walk you through your options based specifically on your situation, so you can be sure you will get exactly what you need. We hope to hear from you soon.

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