As the population grows, many homeowners have to find ways to make the most of the limited space in their compounds. If you have a small backyard, installing an above-ground water tank isn’t easy. Instead, you’ll be better off investing in an underdeck tank to provide water security for your family.
Under deck water tanks are mostly similar to other in-ground tanks. However, they don’t have an inlet filter because they seal at the top. Also, their placement (below the deck) means that accessibility is complicated. Regardless, they are a worthwhile investment for people with limited space.
Here are the top benefits of under-deck water tanks.
When installing an above-ground water tank, you need to choose a design that won’t compromise your home’s visual appeal. A poorly designed tank can create an unsightly mess in your backyard.
On the other hand, the placement of under deck tanks means that they’re invisible to visitors and don’t clutter your backyard. Thus, you get more space for relaxing.
It’s worth noting that some local authorities require the construction of under deck tanks to follow specified building codes. Ensure that your contractor adheres to these to avoid penalties and possible demolition.
Huge Storage Capacity
Under deck water tanks have a vast storage capacity. Even better, you can customise the size of the tank to suit your water consumption rate. If your family is large, you can make it big, and vice versa.
Additionally, you can choose your preferred shape when constructing an under-deck tank. This highly depends on the amount of space you have. You can make it narrow and deep if you have a small backyard. You can construct a wide and shallow tank for people with large compounds.
The positioning of above-ground tanks makes them susceptible to fluctuating temperatures. During summer, the water can become too hot. It’s even worse in winter. At sub-zero temperatures, water freezes and becomes unusable. The frozen water can also damage the piping and the tank itself.
Contrarily, water in under deck tanks is usually warm. It is always ready for use and doesn’t damage the tank and piping. This makes under deck tanks ideal for areas that experience extreme conditions in winter.
Durability and Security
Storage tanks are a costly investment that should last for many years. Above-ground tanks have a shorter lifespan than under deck tanks because of continuous exposure to weather elements. This especially applies to plastic tanks that are susceptible to scorching sunlight.
Most under deck tanks are made using concrete, a robust material that can withstand harsh weather conditions. Additionally, being underground protects the tanks against elements.
Under-deck tanks are less susceptible to vandalism than above-ground tanks regarding security. The below-ground placement deters would-be vandals from attempting the crime.
Under-deck tanks are becoming popular because they guarantee water security without taking up additional space in your backyard. Despite being expensive to install because of the excavation costs, they compensate for it by lasting many years. Lastly, their placement makes them less vulnerable to vandalism.