Steel Water Storage Tanks
Aboveground welded steel tanks are ideal for safe and economical water storage. T BAILEY, INC. has a history of working with owners to either field erect tanks or fabricate shop built tanks for placement on your site. Our location is ideal for transporting fabricated shop built tanks by truck, rail, or barge to the project site. T BAILEY, INC. has worked with public and private municipalities to ensure water storage tanks are built in accordance with AWWA D100 & D102 standards.
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Repairs and Maintenance on Water Storage Tanks
Additionally, T BAILEY, INC. performs repairs and maintenance on AWWA D100 water storage tanks. Over time, tanks need maintenance, modifications, and coatings system evaluation – and potentially recoating. We can help to identify long-lasting solutions to your storage tank repairs and upgrades whether it is applying a top coat, complete removal and reapplication of coatings, or seal welding tanks to help eliminate internal corrosion.
T BAILEY, INC. understands the specific challenges of projects who receive government funding for either field erecting a new tank for water storage, or performing repairs and maintenance to an already existing tank.
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Built with American Iron and Steel
If your project is receiving funding from CWSRF or DWSRF your project is subject to American Iron and Steel (AIS) requirements. T BAILEY, INC. reviews all certifications ensuring permanent materials subject to AIS requirements are accurate and complete and properly produced in the United States.
Types of water storage tanks T BAILEY builds include:
Cone roof tanks
Umbrella roofs (supported & non-supported)
Knuckle roof tanks
Single and multi-bay structurally supported roofs
Open top tanks
Scheduling and Specific Needs
Time can be a factor when working with municipalities. We work with the owner on their scheduling needs and understand that all municipalities have different needs.
For water storage tanks, T BAILEY, INC. can be a valuable resource at any stage. Given the necessary criteria, T BAILEY, INC. can is a water storage tank manufacturer that can design and build tanks to meet your requirements, or we can work with an owners’ engineer to design the facility.
Explore a few featured steel water storage tank projects we have built before:
Maple Ridge Water Reservoir
Water Tank Fabrication
Since 1991, T BAILEY, INC. has been providing the Northwest, West Coast, and Hawaii with superior water tank fabrication services. As a general contractor, we are a one-stop shop for water tanks, with the capabilities necessary to take a raw piece of land and transform it into a turn-key water reservoir or standpipe.
Continue reading to learn more about our steel water tank fabrication services, or contact T BAILEY, INC. today to request a quote for your project.
Steel Water Tank Fabrication Capabilities
Every American industry relies on water storage tanks to function smoothly. Whether it’s water standpipes for municipalities, processing tanks for shipyards, or fire suppression reservoirs for airports, we all depend on high-quality water tank fabrication in some way.
Here at T BAILEY, INC., we take pride in offering comprehensive water tank fabrication to organizations of all sizes and in all industries. Whether you need a shop-built or field-erected tank, you can depend on us to get the job done efficiently and done right.
Our capabilities include:
Tank Codes & Standards
We build water tanks for a variety of codes and standards, including AWWA D100, NFPA 22, API 650, UL 142, etc.
Design & Engineering
We collaborate with trusted local engineers to help us design and engineer tanks. We create shop drawings and begin fabrication once they’ve designed the tank according to client, code, and jurisdiction requirements.
Fabrication & Construction
As an all-inclusive manufacturer of welded steel water storage tanks, we handle every step of the process, including fabrication, coatings, shipment, and field construction. We fabricate horizontal and vertical shop-built tanks and fixed and floating-roof field-erected tanks.
We don’t just build tanks. As a general contractor, we also clear trees, provide site grading, pour foundations, build pump houses, install piping, set up security, and drill the occasional horizontal directional bore.
A unique advantage of partnering with T BAILEY, INC. is that our water tank fabrication facility includes a massive industrial painting and coating shop. Spanning 14,000 square feet, our coatings facility offers metalizing, priming, painting, and other coatings for water tanks. Keeping our coatings in-house enables us to control your project’s timeline and keep costs down.
Testing & Quality Control
We qualify all our welding procedures and welders and maintain quality by having multiple layers of inspection in place. All projects are monitored by our Director of Quality Assurance, who is a CWB Certified Welding Supervisor and AWS Certified Welding Inspector.
Once our water tank fabricators have finished your tank, we offer three shipping options:
Rail – Our facility has easy access to a rail spur, enabling us to ship tanks anywhere in the continental USA and Canada.
Barge – We are just a short drive from the deep-water port at Anacortes, allowing us to ship large shop-built tanks as far as Hawaii and Alaska.
Truck – In-house drivers deliver tanks to local job sites and we coordinate with trusted third-party trucking companies for long-haul deliveries.
To help you make the best decision for your situation, we’ll provide you with a cost analysis of all three options.
Our Work History
For 30 years, T BAILEY, INC. has been building welded steel water storage tanks for industries in all kinds of environments, giving us a long track record of high-quality tank fabrication.
Industries We’ve Served
Some of the industries we’ve built water tanks for include:
Water treatment facilities
Airports & seaports
We’ve built tanks in the heat of summer and the cold of Alaskan winter, in the pouring rain of the Puget Sound and the extreme wind of Columbia River Gorge. We’ve worked in remote locations with only logging roads for access, in tight sites, and within school zones.
No matter the time of year, location, or job site constraints, T BAILEY, INC. has the resources and experience required to get the job done right.
Water Tank Case Studies
When it comes to water tank size, the sky is, quite literally, the limit. We can build standpipes over 100’ high, reservoirs capable of holding tens of millions of gallons, and some of the largest shop-built tanks in the industry at 21’ in diameter.
To see what T BAILEY, INC.’s water tank fabricators look like in action, browse the following case studies:
A Water Tank Fabrication Company You Can Trust
T BAILEY INC. is dedicated to fabricating welded steel water storage tanks that stand the test of time. To get your project started, contact our office today.
A 2006 Steel Tank Institute Tank of the Year Award-winning 160’ft high x 53’d welded steel water tank with a self-supported seal welded knuckle roof. The site was located in a new housing development and had very limited access and the developer requested minimal clearing on site.
Tank improvements to 3 existing water reservoirs including ladders, platforms, roof vents, shell stiffeners (pictured above), piping, and interior and exterior concrete foundation improvements.
T BAILEY performed extensive rehabilitation on an existing welded steel water tank including major foundation modifications, removing, seal welding, and replacing the entire roof, adding two additional shell courses, spiral stairs, demolition of an adjacent tank and foundation, and additional tank and site upgrades.
The new 4.2MG water reservoir was 80’d x 115’high. T BAILEY, INC. donated the cost to paint a custom logo on the tank for the local high school located next to the tank site.
915,000 gallon Muckleshoot Standpipe in Auburn, WA constructed in 1996 for Indian Health Services. Upper tank and roof were constructed on the ground and lifted into place.
In 2001 T BAILEY, INC. built the new 74’d x 88’h 3.5MG High Tank #2 (shown above) and a new 150’d x 30’h 3MG Nike tank as well as performed upgrades on two existing water tanks for the Alderwood Water District.
The new 80’diameter x 115’h 4.2MG water tank sat on a 110′ diameter x 4.5′ thick mat foundation with a 5.5′ tall ringwall. The foundation contained over 1800 cy of concrete, 147 tons of rebar and 86 each 2 1/2" diameter anchor bolts. The project had a total of 7000 cy of mass excavation to accommodate the new foundation and detention pond.
Project included demolition/removal of an existing standpipe and construction of a new 2.5MG water reservoir, foundation, associated site earthwork/grading, utilities, electrical, telemetry, etc. The new foundation consisted of approximately 1000 cy of concrete to form a 87’ diameter mat foundation for the reservoir with 76 anchor bolts and approximately 144,000 lbs. of steel reinforcement.
"T BAILEY is the single-most professional group I have worked with in a subcontracted situation – ever. I was impressed by T BAILEY's ability to do exactly what was committed to be done...you've raised the bar.”
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