Oil Tank Scanning & Tank Locating
Tanktech has certified well over 5,000 oil tank scans
Often times signs of an underground heating tank are the presence of a vent line on the exterior of the home or a fill pipe in the ground. Additionally supply lines found in the homes basement or crawlspace. To determine if an underground storage tank (UST) exists on your property Tanktech dispatches one of our qualified technicians.
Our large fleet of modern equipment is a key part of having our jobs completed with the highest standards. We provide our services with the most updated and calibrated testing equipment to ensure that we provide accurate, cost and time efficient results. After a thorough investigation, if a tank is not found, a Certificate of Tank Scan would be issued. Tanktech’s Certificates are accepted at financial institutions, insurance companies and will satisfy most potential real estate transactions.
If our technician finds an area of concern but is unable to positively locate an underground storage tank, Tanktech will suggest further investigation. Some of these techniques may include the use of excavation by hand, machine or ground penetrating radar. If a tank is found, an estimate for the safe removal would be provided. Tanktech would credit the cost of the tank detection towards the cost of the removal.
Older homes frequently had oil as the primary heat source. Such residences relied on underground storage tanks (UST) to hold the excessive oil. As natural gas became more common, this replaced the reliance on oil tanks. Recent requirements recommend that underground oil tanks need to be removed prior to selling the property. These tanks can be found anywhere on your property, other than directly beneath the original footprint of the home.
Locating a tank as early as possible is paramount to getting it removed quickly to mitigate costly soil remediation if the tank’s contents should start to leak into the soil and contaminate the surrounding area.
Most tanks sit at a depth of 1 meter below grade. Tanks generally measure about 2.5 – 3 meters in length by a meter wide. Many times the tanks were located within 2 to 3 meters of a home or business, however, they can be found anywhere on the property due to lack of installation rules. In many cases, a property owner might have a general idea of where the tank sits because of visible above ground vent line or fill pipe.