- March 15, 2017
When is it time for an underground tank removal?
Frequently people contact ADS and are unaware of the hazards that come along with having an underground fuel oil storage tank (UST) on their property. USTs degrade over time and are subject to developing holes which may cause the leaking of heating oil into surrounding soil.
What are some factors that may cause holes in a Tank:
Age, combined with other factors like the material and design of the tank, type of soil, and amount of moisture in the area of the tank, contribute to the likelihood of developing holes.
Is a Leaking Tank a Problem?
Leakage into the soil is a serious and potentially costly problem. If you know there is an old underground oil tank on your property, you may want to consider an underground tank removal.
Reasons to remove a UST include the following:
- If you are selling your home it will likely be required that you perform an underground tank removal from the property. Most mortgage companies, home inspectors, and closing attorneys in the state of New Jersey will not complete a real estate transaction while an underground tank exists on the property. If you are unsure if there is an underground tank on your property, it is likely you will be required to perform a tank sweep to confirm none exist on the property.
- If you are converting to gas. Many towns in the State of New Jersey require you to obtain a permit for underground tank removal prior to gas conversion to ensure you will remove the prior oil system from the property.
- If you want to continue to run on oil but would like to install a newer aboveground tank on your property. ADS Environmental, Inc. is licensed to perform Underground Oil Tank closures in New Jersey. We ensure a proper, quick, and neat removal.
The following is a Job Timeline:
- Client will sign contract.
- ADS will apply for a local construction permit for the customer. It takes approximately 10-14 days for the permit to be issued by most towns.
- After ADS receives the permits from the town we will secure an inspection date and time from the town and schedule your job. ADS will submit a request for a utility markout of the property.
- The tank removal itself is a one day job. On the day of the job, ADS will excavate to the top of the tank. The tank is cut open, pumped out, and the sludge is removed. ADS will clean the interior of the tank. Our Oil Tank Experts will remove the fill and vent pipes and cut or crimp supply/return lines. The tank is removed from the ground and disposed of at a local scrap yard. The tank void will be backfilled and graded level with the rest of the ground.
- A local inspection official will inspect the job and issue an inspection approval sticker.
- ADS will forward necessary paperwork to the township to close out the permit and a CA will be issued by your local township (where applicable).
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