Can we place a 500-liter water tank on a 2″ Kadapa slab placed at 6 feet height supported by two solid block walls?
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Kadappa stone of 2″ ( 50.8mm ) having its density in the range of 5.0 to 5.4 kg/cm^3 with a water absorption ratio of less than 2%.
After calculation, you may found that at 6-meter height, it is not able to bear the weight of a 500-liter water tank.
Thus, support in the middle must be provided for stability and to increase the bearing strength of kadapa so that it lasts for a long duration.
Hi, Kadapa shows brittle in property and does not have any elastic nature
It is used only for normal works and not to resist a high load for a long duration.
If possible avoid Kadapa and use a reinforced concrete slab for placing of the water tank. If not possible, then provide 3 walls at a distance of two feet each.
As the height increases the gravity applied on water increases which increases the weight of water. 10 for proper durability, a safe stand must be constructed.
Better to lay some treated 150 x 50 pine joists (laid flat) to help spread the load to your block support walls.