With welded steel tanks having a longer life cycle and requiring much less maintenance, the total cost of ownership of a welded steel above ground storage tank is often lower than its bolted steel and concrete counterparts over the long term. Properly maintained welded steel above ground storage tank can have an expected lifespan of over 100 years, whereas bolted steel tanks only survive around 30. Going hand in hand with longevity is durability. Unlike concrete tanks that are prone to cracking and leaking, welded steel tanks are leak-free. This is important, because not only can a crack jeopardize the integrity of a tank’s structure and make for an expensive, lengthy repair but, also, if a crack is left untreated, moisture will collect, bacteria can form, and the sanitation of your stored goods is compromised. In addition, bolted steel tanks also pose a danger, as every bolt on the tank represents a potential point of weakness. With welded steel, tanks are stronger, maintenance is lower, and repairs are easier. With different jobs requiring tanks in different shapes and sizes, wouldn’t it make sense to build a tank to your own needs, rather than buy one pre-fabricated to someone else’s? With welded steel above ground storage tanks, you can design to be virtually any height or diameter, with multiple roof styles, paint schemes, and other architectural elements to choose from as well.