After about a month of manual labour, digging by hand to prepare a pad for our new rainwater tank. It finally arrived...
Yesterday afternoon, just after 5pm, we saw our new 5400 Gallon tank, come down the driveway. There was quite a bit of nail-bighting, whether the truck could actually make it down our driveway or not. But the truck-driver handled it like a pro.
We're glad the driveway was sealed, so such a truck could come down our slope, without losing traction. Once the water tank was off-loaded, he
just reversed back up again. It was less painless than we thought, and relatively quick.
So the good news was the tank had arrived. The bad news was, it was 10cms taller than our existing tank. Which meant we had to dig down, that much again. Only we already had a truckload of crusher dust, delivered on the pad it's meant to sit on. Way more than we needed too.
It will add another 3 days labour, just to remove the crusher dust and dig down further. We are pretty exhausted at this point and were looking forward to having the tank positioned tomorrow, by a truck with a crane. But it looks like it will take an extra week until we reach that point. Thankfully, the company we bought the tank from, were okay holding off the second truck with a crane, until we're ready.