Tank Jacking - Friday, December 04, 2009 - Tankie I agree with most of the other postings, but for performing high lift jacking there are only a few contractors that I know of that specialize in this. Mix Brothers and Verwater are probaly the two best. Depending on what part of the world you are in will depend on which company will better serve your needs. To my knowledge Mix brothers only operates in North America, while Verwater operates world wide. To my knowldege both companies perform an engineering anylsis of the tank before starting work and depending on the tank configuration EFR, CRT will have to provide a plan to secure the tank bottom and floating roof and cone roof. The problem is, all of this information is proprietary and I doubt any contractor will freely share this information with you. For low lifts, just to level the tank, most any contractor can perform this work. I will warn you that I have seen tank contractors weld lugs on the outside shell which is the most prevalent way and put more wieght on some lugs than others, consequently I have seen these large steel beams ripped off of the shell and fly up in the air about 60 feet which creates a very dangerous situation.
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Re: Tank Jacking - Saturday, December 05, 2009 - JDM MIx brothers mostly work in the states. I know before Ron Mix ,who was agood friend of mine, died a few years back they traveled anywhere in the world needed to do a job. And are in high demand due to the expertice needed to high lift a tank. They have engineered drawing already availible for any lift you might require. There office is located in Norco , La. and is run by a guy named Robert Reed who used to be a project manager for HMT. I am sure he would go anywhere required to get a job done ,although it might cost. But if you are high jacking a tank you have GOT to leave it up to the experts that specialize in Tank Jacking.
I am not familier with the other company you spoke of but when it comes to jacking a tank the hydrolic system that Mix Bros. use is unbelievable to watch. To be able to lift a tank and set it down over night is bar none the safest way of working. Every other company I have seen uses are bags and wood cribbing to jack the tanks up and takes quit a long time to get it up and have to leave it up until the foundation work is complete. MIX Bros. can also water float a tank off of the foundation as well if needed.
Minor Jacking of a tank is not hard. Most tank building contractors can do this. A couple of air bags can easily do the job. Just need to have some cribbing with you so you can readjust the bags because they dont get much lift at a time unless you have more than two or three bags.
Of course my opinion is partial to MIX BROS. because I know the guy who runs it now and my brother in law is their field superintendent . Plus I knew Mr. Mix before he died.
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