There can be a number of different reasons why you may need to have a large storage tank installed. Whenever you are preparing to install this system on your business's property, it is important to anticipate and thoroughly plan for this improvement.
Decide Whether The Tank Should Be Above- Or Belowground
Depending on the type and size of the tank along with the terrain of your property, you may have the option of choosing to bury the tank. This can allow you to minimize the amount of surface space that you are having to dedicate to these large containers. It can also have the added benefit of providing the tank with protection against some of the more common sources of damage to these units. A tank installation contractor will be able to conduct a thorough assessment of your property to help you determine if this is an option for your property.
Secure Above-Ground Tanks
If you have chosen to have an above-ground septic tank installed, it is important to make sure that you have spent the time to thoroughly secure the unit. At a minimum, this should include a fence around the tank that can prevent unauthorized individuals from accessing it. When you are installing this fence, you may want to position the gate on the side where the refueling hatch is located. Otherwise, you may find it more difficult than necessary to be able to refill the tank when it is starting to get low. These upgrades can be critical when your tanks contain potentially hazardous materials or very valuable fuels. However, this upgrade can benefit almost any business that uses fuel tanks.
Control Erosion For Below-Ground Tank
For those that have decided to have their tank buried below the ground, erosion can be a major concern that will need to be addressed. If erosion is allowed to wash away much of the soil on the surface, it can lead to the buried tank becoming exposed. Depending on the particular erosion threat for your tanks, you may need to make some minor landscaping upgrades to prevent this from happening. These upgrades can include the installation of erosion control netting, the use of drain systems to channel runoff away from the tank, and even the use of soil stabilization chemicals. To fully assess these needs, you will also need to monitor the tank for several months after its installation due to the potential impacts that the excavation work to install the tank could have had.
Contact a company like Eaton Sales & Service to learn more.