- Sept. 20, 2019
-- Oil tank sweeps are more common today since over the past three decades many home buyers have been stuck with paying for remediation costs of a leaking oil tank at a home they recently purchased. There are many oil tank companies offer low cost sweeps. In this business you get what you pay for. Some oil tank companies scan only a 7 feet perimeter around a house, others may do the entire property. The biggest problem is what instrument is used to complete the heating oil tank sweep. A metal detector is great finding coins just below the surface on the beach, but can it locate a tank 4 feet down through bedrock and shale formations along with concrete and asphalt. Environmental Systems provides a standard full property oil tank sweep using Ground Penetrating Radar. With a screen to view data collected from each scan, sink holes, underground storage tanks, construction debris, buried concrete, septic systems and metal PVC structures can be easily located. To full identify the buried structure, Environmental Systems always recommends extra cost soil borings to fully identify what the structure
is and if the soil near the structure are possibly contaminated. Most metal detectors can identify metal object down to depth of 15 inches, Ground Penetrating Radar can detect metallic and non metallic objects down to a depth of 18 feet. Environmental Systems is a full service Environmental Company with over 20 years experience performing site investigation, Tank Removals and Remediation of contaminated sites. To obtain additional information contact Environmental Systems at 732-892-8707 or visit our website at www.allenvirosystem.com.