POINT PLEASANT, N.J.
- July 25, 2018
-- Recently, while performing a Oil Tank Sweep on a commercial property, Environmental Systems found a Gasoline tank buried below a heating oil tank. When further investigated with excavation the heating oil tank was in good condition and the gasoline tank had numerous holes in it. It is not uncommon to see areas where properties in Middlesex and Monmouth counties have 2-3 ( 275-550) gallon tanks buried on the property. The two tanks were clearly visible on the Ground Penetrating Radar. The Property buyer who hired Environmental Systems previously hired a company which used a metal detector( metal magnetometer)
and missed both tanks because the first tank was buried under concrete. Environmental Systems comprehensive Ground Penetrating Radar can identify buried objects down to 18 feet of depth through Concrete and Asphalt and Wood.Not all oil tank sweeps are created equal, Tanks can be sand filled or cut and left in the excavation and missed by the metal detector. Sand filled or previously removed tanks may have been leaking. Have soil borings completed to determine if soils are contaminated. To obtain additional information contact Environmental Systems at 732-892-8707 or visit our website