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Is it cheaper to refurbish or replace cracked concrete water tanks?


Local Hunter Valley water tank expert Ross Chapman has been refurbishing and repairing water tanks for home owners within our region for over 15 years and has seen it all.

There is no definite answer to this question but over the years Ross has found that in most cases it is much more cost effective to refurbish an existing concrete water tank rather than replace it.

The problem with concrete water tanks is that concrete can be susceptible to cracking due to natural ground movement. A lot of people see the cracks getting larger and more water being present around the tank and immediately assume that they need a new tank. What they don’t realise is that most concrete water tank cracks can be repaired or we can install a heavy duty tank liner to overcome leaking water issues.

Most people ignore cracks when they first appear but as time goes on they realise that they are losing too much water and the ground around the tank is constantly damp which can be a concern for other reasons.

What happens if you do nothing and continue to let your concrete water tank leak?water-tank-repairs-h20

Well it’s no secret that termites love damp conditions and can be destructive, so the last thing you want is water lying around your home encouraging them.

On rural properties water tanks are usually the sole source of water for the home so you don’t want to be wasting precious water and have to pay to get water delivered to your home.

Can all types of water tanks be refurbished?

Most concrete water tanks can be refurbished and repaired. Metal roofs of tanks can be replaced, tank liners installed and/or cracks repaired with specialised products. However when it comes to plastic poly water tanks and old metal tanks it works out more cost effective in most cases to replace the tank than repair.

If you have any questions or want to find out more about concrete water tank repairs you can give local specialist Ross Chapman from H20 Tanks & Liners a call on 0419 628 402 or visit http://www.buildlocal.com.au/listings/rainwater-tank-repairs-h20-tank-liners/

by Belinda Flanagan

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April 15, 2015 |

2 thoughts on “Is it cheaper to refurbish or replace cracked concrete water tanks?

  1. Kevin Bell says:

    Hi, I have 2 5,000 gallon concrete tanks, they both have cracks & one is starting to leak, what would it cost me to have them repaired/ sealed or lined on the inside.

    • BuildLocal says:

      Hi Kevin,

      Apologies for the delay in responding. I’ve just seen this message in our system. Were you able to get in contact with Ross from H2O Tanks & Liners about repairing the concrete tanks or using a liner? Ross’s number is 0419 628402.

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