Concrete, one of the building world’s most versatile, durable, and economical structural materials, is not infallible. It cracks. And even the smallest fractures can cause significant damage.
Concrete shrinks as it dries. It can crack during this physio-chemical process or due to other factors such as weather fluctuations, seismic activity, … Read More
Fire flow needs and regulations have always dominated the metrics for sizing the water storage capacity of a municipality or business. But these days, climate change, drought, and population growth have entered the picture as additional factors requiring consideration. … Read More
Non-potable hot water and cold water storage can present different challenges due to the temperature of the stored water itself. AmTech developed its HydraStone cement lining for use on steel hot water tanks after the tanks’ original cementitious or thin mil epoxy linings have failed. The manufacturer points out that … Read More
Underground potable water tanks can be a cost-effective way to store healthy drinking water, but only if they are maintained properly. To reduce operating costs and conserve water, tanks must be inspected, cleaned, and maintained regularly. Documentation must be accurate, consistent, easy to analyze, current, and accessible to be a … Read More
A 49-year-old water storage tank leaking water eventually led the town of Chapmanville, WV, to replace its 75-year old water distribution system in 2015. Eventually, it learned that the town’s distribution lines were also leaking like sieves. Together, the distribution lines and leaking storage tank were losing more than half … Read More