Unique Installations

In response to the demand, CROM has designed and built some outstanding and unique structures. These include:

Elevated Water Storage


We have two types:

  • Straight wall: a typical Type II CROM tank built on grade, then elevated.
  • Cone wall: a unique form wall system with no thru-ties, prestressed free-span concrete dome, and a cast concrete pedestal.

Concrete Egg-Shaped Digester

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These two 3 million-gallon concrete egg-shaped digesters were built for the City of Baltimore, Maryland.

Tanks with Architectural Treatment

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Because of proximity, some tanks are architecturally embellished to blend or enhance the surrounding neighborhood. Please visit our photo gallery to see more architectural installations.

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CROM offers a column-supported flat roof, and with this installation, the entire structure can be completely buried.

Accelators

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The same formwork system developed to build the cones of the elevated concrete tanks can be used to build a concrete accelator tank on grade.

Spent De-icing Fluid Storage

atlanta deicingMany airports require de-icing facilities for operation during the colder months. A CROM Prestressed Concrete Tank is an excellent solution to collect the spent de-icing fluid (glycol) from the tarmac.

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Shotcrete History and Use: Part One of the Shotcrete Series

Early Beginnings

In 1942, J.M. Crom Sr. first wrapped high-strength wire in a continuous spiral on the exterior of cylindrical concrete tanks. The “wrapping” method tensioned the prestressing wire before it was placed on the wall,…

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