Concrete Tank Delivery & Site Preparation

Delivery of Burford concrete tanks and sheds

On-site delivery and assistance in installation to ensure optimal performance

Burford can deliver and install concrete tanks and sheds just about anywhere. Our concrete tanks can be installed to suit the needs of your property, including being completely buried with a reinforced roof to preserve the aesthetic.

The Burford team work with a local contractor to transport your concrete tank to site and will then assist your local contractor to install the tank, ensuring optimal site placement and performance. We've been supplying and installing concrete tanks for over 40 years and have a wide ranging knowledge of how our tanks work and where they should be placed.

Burford concrete tanks have been installed throughout the South Island, including in remote locations such as Deep Cove in Fiordland where a barge was used to transport the trucks carrying the tanks across Lake Manapouri. Our tanks have also been installed at the top of the Remarkables Ski Field and at the top of Bob's Peak in Queenstown (top of the Gondolas).

Preparation of the site for your concrete tank

It is important the site for your concrete tank is prepared correctly prior to delivery. This will ensure the tank operates at the optimum level and is safe from damage.

Site preparation for a Burford septic tank or treatment plant

It is preferable to site a septic tank where vehicles can not drive over them as the roof is suitable for soil cover only.

See the required site dimensions here

  1. Dig a hole to the dimensions depending on the size of your tank.
  2. Use a spirit level and a straight edge to check the site is level in all directions
  3. Cover the site wiih 100mm of loose material that can be shifted with a rake (e.g. sand, concrete gravel, topsoil) for the tank to bed onto
  4. When placing a concrete septic tank underground, please note that if the tank is empty it could float.
  5. When backfilling around the tank, do not dump fill on top of the water tank. Instead, place fill at side of tank and push the fill out over the top of the tank. Ensure the backfill does not have any rocks or large stones in it.
  6. Allow the fill to settle on the tank naturally - do not trackroll the fill over the top of the tank

Site preparation for a Burford concrete tank sitting on or in the ground

See the required site dimensions here

  1. Level off the site with a digger, shovel etc making sure there are no rocks / boulders within 100mm of the top of the soft fill
  2. Use a spirit level and a straight edge to check the site is level in all directions
  3. Cover the site with 100mm of loose material that can be shifted wtih a rake (e.g. sand, concrete gravel, topsoil) for the tank to bed into
  4. When placing the water tank in the ground, there must be 1 metre of the tank clear out of the ground. This is to prevent people driving over the top of the tank and falling in.

Site preparation for a Burford concrete tank sitting under ground

See the required site dimensions here

  1. Dig a hole to the dimensions depending on the size of your tank.
  2. Use a spirit level and a straight edge to check the site is level in all directions
  3. Cover the site wtih 100mm of loose material that can be shifted wtih a rake (e.g. sand, concrete gravel, topsoil) for the tank to bed into
  4. When placing the water tank underground, please note that if the tank is empty, it could float.
  5. When back filling around the tank, do not dump fill on the top of the water tank. Instead place the fill at the side of the tank and push the fill out over the top. Ensure the backfill does not have any rocks or large stones in it.
  6. Allow the fill to settle on the tank naturally - do not trackroll the fill over the top of the tank
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