A Closer Look At Waterproofing Techniques For Water Storage Tanks In Agricultural Settings

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In an agricultural setting, water could easily be considered one of your most valuable commodities, and water is not always so readily available or affordable. If you are the owner of an agricultural business where you have potable water delivered and stored on your property, you will be in charge of water tank maintenance through the years. Even the slightest leak can be a costly problem for your business, so there may be a time when you have to seek the help of an industrial waterproofing contractor to help with leaks. Here is a closer look at the waterproofing techniques that may be used on your water storage tanks if you find you have a leak. 

Joint Sealing with Elastic Compounds

If a large storage tank is going to spring a leak, there is a good chance it will be around the joints or seams. You may start to see a small drip of water at the center joint or even around the drainage outlet where a drain has been seam-welded into place. In many cases, a waterproofing contractor will use a highly elastic sealing compound to stop the leak. This compound is applied by hand, usually with a brush or piece of equipment that looks a lot like a caulking gun.

The benefits of elastic compound applications to leaking joints of a water storage tank is the material has an incredibly long life span and will not move or deteriorate with time. The application process is simple, even though the contractor will likely take some time to prepare the jointed area for application. 

Applying a Polymer-Enhanced Membrane of Rubberized Cement

If you have an outdated tank, you may not be able to pinpoint exactly where the water loss is occurring. This is because old water storage tanks are notorious for having tiny, porous leaks that are barely the size of a pinhole, so the water slowly leaks out in tiny droplets. Even though one leak wouldn't be a major deal, several pinhole leaks can easily be a compromise to your water supply. In these situations, a polymer-enhanced membrane of rubberized cement material is often used. This material is sprayed on like a coating that covers the entire tank for an adequate layer of protection. 

The benefits of polymer-enhanced membrane for waterproofing purposes include a long-wear finish and an easy application process. In most cases, you will have limited access to your water storage tank for just a few short hours during application and curing of the product. Contact a company like RSR Industrial Coatings Inc to learn more.


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