Site, Delivery & Service Areas
Select Water Tanks will make sure your new water tank is delivered and positioned correctly on your base. We can also assist and coordinate with a crane operator if required. We use delivery zones to provide an estimate on your delivery costs.
Construction of the water tank base is critical. The base must
be flat, level and fully supporting the bottom and the rim of the tank
and at least 100 mm greater than the base of the tank.
Damage to water tanks caused by poor base construction may not be covered under warranty.
- A concrete base is preferred and should be 100mm thick
- Concrete blend should at least 20 MPA with F72 reinforcing mesh
- Tanks positioned on sloping ground may need extra reinforcing (we recommend seeking further advise from a qualified concretor)
- Crusher dust can be appropriate for larger diameter round tanks
- Base should be at least 100 mm thick
- It should be retained with a border to prevent erosion (the edge of the tank should sit well inside the edge of the border in case of subsidence)
- It is recommended that gravel/course aggregate should be spread over
the exposed crusher dust after the tank is positioned to prevent erosion
- Concrete pavers should be placed on a bed of crusher dust or a
sand & cement mix over 75 mm thick
- Unless compacted properly, the base will settle.
- It is advisable to fill the tank to only a depth of 100mm for at least 48 hours
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Will You Need a Crane?
Any tank under 25,000 Litres in capacity can be managed without the use of a crane assuming access is unobstructed. However, we do request at least one other person on site to give us a hand in many circumstances, sometimes two.
Should a crane be required it is the responsibility of the customer to arrange. Select Water Tanks can then co-ordinate the timing of the delivery with the crane operator. Select Water Tanks can supply the lifting gear but we request the crane operator supplies the spreader bar.
Delivered to the Pad
Select Water Tanks will make sure your new water tank is delivered and positioned directly on the pad. Our tanks, while strong and durable, do require some careful handling to make sure they arrive in perfect condition. Of course we ask that the access to the pad is unobstructed so we can operate efficiently and safely.
Our Delivery Fees
What is Oversize? Tanks 2.6m+ high or round tanks with a 3.9m+ diameter create an oversize load when transported on the road.
Our delivery charges are:
Local deliveries within 70 kms from our factory.
Standard delivery: $150
Oversize delivery: $180
For deliveries more than 70km from our factory – you can check your distance below:
Delivery charges outside this Zone will require quoting – please contact us below.
"I recently ordered a 7500 litre stainless steel round tank from Select Water Tanks and couldn't be happier with it. The process from order to delivery was perfect and I was kept in the loop with manufacture times and a set delivery date. Communication was great through the process and I had to change the delivery date to suit me and there was no issue with this.."
"A big thank you to Jason, Linda, Loyd, Damon and the team at Select Watertanks.The whole process ran on time, in fact you were able to deliver all our tanks prior to Christmas.The boys did a great job negotiating our tricky block and setting up the tanks.We highly recommend Select Watertanks"
"The team from Select Water Tanks were superb. The way they handled my new tank was especially careful and thorough. It was great watch them take it down a hill and locate on the site. Highly recommended for good product, service and interest in the customers needs."
"We have just bought 3 tanks and have now installed them. We found Select Tanks very easy to work with right through to delivery. We had to change the delivery date on a number of occasions and it was never a problem. We are very happy with the quality of the tanks which look great."
Site & Delivery FAQs
What are the delivery costs?
Our Office Manager will discuss with you the cost of delivery. The delivery cost is primarily based on the distance from our factory south of Brisbane to your site. Other factors which may need to be taken into consideration for example, are the size of the load and the difficulty of access to your site.
How long does it take for the Tanks to Arrive?
It normally takes about three weeks to make your tank and have it ready for delivery.
In very busy periods however, it can sometimes take up to 7 or 8 weeks to have your tank ready for delivery. Please check with our Office Manager the likely delivery time for your tank, given the current work load at the time of order.
Do you connect the tanks up?
No. We suggest you get a local plumber to connect them up. That way you have a local expert to make them compliant to local conditions.
What other fittings are available?
There are a wide range of additional fittings we can provide. One example is we can install a bucket height tap on the side of your tank.
Will you position the tank(s) on site?
Yes we can position your tank(s) on to a concrete slab, a crusher dust pad or a timber platform provided they are built correctly to fit the size of tank ordered.
We can provide one or two men if needed but you will need to provide additional staff if the tank is very large or it is a particularly difficult site to access.
If a crane is needed, we can liaise with the crane company.
How are tanks delivered?
Our usual delivery mode is on either a small truck, truck and trailer or 4WD ute and trailer. The round tanks are rolled off onto mattresses which protect the tanks, whereas the slimline tanks are carried or put onto small trolleys for manoeuvring and then depending on the site access being suitable, rolled or manoeuvred close to the prepared tank base.
A geofabric cloth is put down onto the prepared base, then the tank is stood onto its bottom on the prepared base. The tank can then be moved around to the correct positioning.
Depending on the size of the tank some onsite assistance will be required. It is best to discuss any site complications or delivery queries when ordering your tank.
Do the tanks meet Council Overlay requirements?
Yes we can build the tanks to meet specific Council Overlay requirements.
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