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Monday, June 7, 2021

Concrete vs Plastic Water Tanks: Guide to Choose for Your Home! | HOMESLIBRO

Factors such as the material, cost and durability of the water tank should be considered when comparing plastic water tanks and concrete water tanks. These tanks are trendy and come in a variety of styles and sizes. So, in this article, we will briefly compare these water tanks so that you can make the best choice for your home.

 

PLASTIC WATER TANKS

 

Today, plastic water storage tanks are widely preferred because they are lightweight, leak-proof, rust-proof, durable, economical and low-maintenance. These tanks are available in round and cubic shapes.

It is usually made of high-density polyethene. No additional waterproofing is required in this type of tank.

 

ADVANTAGES PLASTIC WATER TANKS

 

·       It has leak-proof function. So, at least for the first few years, you don't have to be afraid of problems with leaks compared to RCC water tanks that need to be checked for leaks.

 

·       It is lightweight compared to RCC water tank and can therefore be moved manually in any condition. It is easily portable. So, its location can be changed from one floor to another floor or another floor of a building, therefore if you increase the extra floor in your house, you can change it from the lower floor to the upper floor.

 

·       Its corrosion and rustproof

 

·       It is less expensive.

 

·       As this tanks fully concealed, it is much cleaner compared to concrete water tanks.

 

·       Water capacity can be easily increased by connecting an additional water tank to the existing ones.

 

DISADVANTAGES PLASTIC WATER TANKS

 

·       Although these tanks are lightweight, they can become brittle over time due to UV radiation. Usually, plastic is not stable in the presence of ultraviolet radiation. However, in modern days of chemistry has led to the introduction of better quality durable plastic water tanks.

 

·       In summer, the water in the tank stays hot. Therefore, most people do not like a plastic water tank. One way to overcome this is to seal the tank with brick walls, thereby protecting it from solar radiation. However, this is an additional expense.

 

·       Difficult to clean.

 

CONCRETE WATER TANKS

 

Concrete tanks are the oldest. It is sturdy and durable and comes in a variety of shapes, such as rectangular and round.

 

ADVANTAGES CONCRETE WATER TANKS

 

·       It has longer life span compared to plastic water tanks.

 

·       If properly cared for, it will last for years.

 

·       Keeps water cold compared to plastic water tanks.

 

·       Easy to clean.

 

DISADVANTAGES CONCRETE WATER TANKS

 

·       Heavy compared to plastic water tanks.

 

·       It does not rust. Therefore, it is prone to corrosion and subsequent leakage problems.

 

·       Concrete tank construction is time-consuming.

 

·       If the water in the tank is slightly acidic. Calcium may leak into the water from the tank. This makes the water hard, affecting its taste and usefulness.

 

 

·       If it is not built properly, the structure can crack, causing future water leakage.

 

·       The presence of light can cause algae growth in stored water, which can contaminate the water.

 

·       Furthermore, The chances of cracking in these types of tanks are high because of the multiple joints in its structure and the lack of skilled manpower. Therefore, leaks and cracks are a part of concrete water tanks, demanding to be maintained regularly.

 

·    The tank needs repair and maintenance.


COMPARISON BETWEEN PLASTIC AND CONCRETE WATER TANKS

 

Parameters

Plastic Water Tanks

Concrete Water Tanks

Material

Its made of Polyethylene so light in weight

Its made of reinforced concrete, so its heavy in weight

Transportation

Transportable

They are constructed at on-site (immovable)

Construction

Easy installation

it requires Skilled people for construction and to make it waterproof

Cost

It's cheaper

It's expensive due to construction by RCC.

Leakage

Its leakage proof

It is not leakage proof if not constructed carefully

Maintenance

less maintenance

Maintenance cost is high

Temperature

During summer, water becomes hot quickly

Water stays cool as compared to that in Plastic tanks

Shape

It's available in shapes like Cylindrical and Cuboid

They can be built in any shape and capacity depending on the need and availability of space.

Sizes

Plastic water tanks come in various sizes, from 200, 500 1000 litre, 1500 litre, 3000 litre, to 50,000 litres and more.

It can build in any size of capacity

PROPERTIES

Flexibility

Its connection is flexible.

Its connection is rigid.

Strength

It has a low breaking strength

It has a high breaking strength

Colour Resistance to UV Light

It has low resistance to UV light.

It has high resistance to UV light.

 





Concrete vs Plastic Water Tanks



CONCLUSION

Choosing a water storage tank for your home will depend on your water needs, family size, lifestyle, and budget. Nowadays, people use plastic water tanks rather than concrete water tanks because they are light and cheap. The information shared above will help you make the right choice for your home - HOMESLIBRO.


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