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Bob,

        This is not a bad idea; but there may also be suppliers of above ground swimming pools who would have a ready made product that might fill
the bill.  Check it out.

Regards,

H. Daryl Richardson

Bob Fennema wrote:

> Why not use a bladder made of a waterproof fabric constructed of such a size so that it does not contact the walls and is vented to the outside?
>
> Bob Fennema
>
> >
> >
> > From: Nigel Blair <nwblair(--nospam--at)sunbeach.net>
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > Subject: Water tank in basement
> >
> > I have a client who is refurbishing his 4-storey apartment building.
> > The superstructure loads are transmitted to the foundations via 8-inch
> > thick loadbearing reinforced blockwalls.  The Client wants to convert an
> > unoccupied underground compartment under the apartments into a rainwater
> > storage tank (a town planning requirement), as there are financial and
> > space constraints.  There is currently no floor slab in this
> > compartment.  This compartment is 22ft long by 16ft wide and 6ft high.
> > The compartment comprises four 8-inch thick reinforced concrete block
> > loadbearing walls.  These walls are supported by 2ft and 3ft wide
> > reinforced concrete strip footings on sandy/gravel soil.  The water
> > table is within two feet of the footings.
> >
> > Could anyone on the list suggest possible methods of solving this
> > problem?  I am concerned about making the compartment as watertight as
> > possible (new slab and existing foundation joint) and making sure that
> > the walls can resist the hydrostatic pressure imposed by the stored water.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Nigel.
> >
>
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