Installation Steps For a Hidden Water Tank

Australian Tanks handles all contracts with the same care, courtesy and commitment to successful outcomes whether the job is right next door or on the other side of the country. This approach has allowed us to effectively distribute our products widely throughout Australia.

This is really quite simple. That's because the principles behind the tank design are well thought out and adaptable to any homeowner or farm configuration. No matter what property shape or size you are dealing with for installation purposes, the hidden tank offers a solution to your lawn and garden watering needs.

The basic steps for installing hidden tanks begin with your decision as to what size tank is required to serve your purposes. A small yard with a corner garden will require a much smaller underground tank than a medium sized farm with small fields to water. A professional tank installer like Australian Tank will help you identify your needs in order to make sure you purchase a tank of adequate size.

Reinforcing Rainwater Collection

Installing underground water tanks is accomplished in six basic steps. Since the tank you will be purchasing is custom built, the size and shape of the tank determines the excavation needed. You will have to decide where you want your tank located and the installer will then dig a hole large enough to hold the tank.

Since the hidden water tank will be built right on your property and is not pre-built, you don't have to worry about difficult delivery of a bulky tank. Instead, the installer has the right materials delivered to your property. After excavation of the hole for the tank, the steel reinforcement bars are installed on all sides and the bottom of the hole. The steel reinforcements insure your tank will be able to withstand the pressure that comes with being buried and strengthens the walls against other potential problems such as cracks.

Once the steel reinforcements are installed, the primary plumbing is added. The plumbing includes the water pipes which the rain will enter. You will also have to install a water pump for pumping the water onto your lawn or garden. Once the plumbing is installed, the concrete is poured and sprayed to create the floor and walls. After the concrete sets, it is waterproofed.

Capping a Job Well Done

After the tank floor and walls have hardened, the tank concrete lid can be poured. Manholes are included in the tank cover so it's possible to enter the tank for maintenance if it's ever necessary. But your underground tank will provide many years of trouble free service so the manholes are more of a precaution than anything else.

Once your tank is installed and ready for use, it's then covered with the ground cover of your choice. The tank is built so sturdy; you can install all the paving, driveway, or dirt and lawn or garden over it that you want.

The final product is well hidden from view. The only sign you have an underground water tank is the manhole, and that's only if you leave it uncovered. The hidden tank is a welcome addition to any property in Australia because it enables you to maintain your lawn and garden as necessary. After all the installation steps for the hidden tanks have been completed, you have the most economical watering system possible.


  • Mark Foote: I am a full-time writer and editor. A postgraduate in Australia and an MBA in Marketing with almost twenty years of researching and writing experience, I have written on practically every niche on the web. Currently I am working with Australian Tanks as content writer.