Installing a storage tank at your workshop can sometimes be a difficult task. You want to ensure that you follow all the proper steps to avoid any accidents or damage to your property.
To help do the job properly, here are a few tips to help you through the process.
Make Sure You Have Enough Space to Install the Tank
You first need to make sure that you have enough space to install the tank. This includes both inside and outside of your workshop. You need to have enough room for the tank itself and any pipes or other materials that will be required for the installation process.
Usually, an expert will first plan out where the tank will be installed. This helps make sure that everything will fit and that there are no potential problems with the installation process. They will also be able to tell you how much space you need for the tank and other extra components like pipes and fittings.
If you're doing the installation yourself, take measurements and give yourself plenty of room to work. Mark the spot where the tank will go so that you know exactly how everything else fits.
Place a Layer of Gravel at the Bottom of the Hole
The next step is to place a layer of gravel at the bottom of the hole. This helps with drainage and prevents any flooding in case of a leak. It also provides a stable foundation for the tank itself.
Oftentimes, a leak from the tank could compromise the compactness of the soil on which the tank rests, causing it to sink. The gravel will help keep the tank in place and ensure it doesn't move around too much.
You want to make sure that the gravel is evenly distributed and covers the entire bottom of the hole. This way, you know that the tank is sitting on a stable foundation that will help to prevent any accidents.
You want to ensure that the gravel layer is at least a few inches deep. If you're not sure how much gravel you need, it's always better to err on the side of caution and make it deeper. You can always add more dirt later if you need to.
Keep in mind that adding gravel is much more difficult once the tank is already in place. That's why you should consult a tank installation expert if you're not sure how much you need.
Contact a professional to learn more about tank installation.