Maintenance Checklist for Storage Facilities
Every 3 to 5
Drain, clean, and examine interior
surfaces. Repair as required. Disinfect
before returning to service.
Check for settlement, cracks, spalling, and
exposed reinforcing; repair as necessary
with 1 part cement to 1 part sand.
Check wood foundations and pads for
checked, split, rotted or termite-infested
members; also check for direct contact of
untreated wood with soil. Repair or
eliminate undesirable conditions as
Check exterior for seepage; mark spots.
Check exterior and interior for cracks,
leaks, spalling, etc.
Remove loose, scaly, or crumbly concrete;
patch with rich cement grout; paint grout
with iron waterproofing compound.
Chip out cracks and repair with cement
For cracks in prestressed tanks, consult
designing and/or erecting company.
Check for leakage; check for missing filler;
clean and repair as necessary.