Why 60% of Oil Tank Sweeps Can Miss Filled in Place Heating Oil Tanks in NJ ?

Oil Tank sweeps can be performed using a metal detector or Ground Penetrating Radar unit. However most oil tank sweeps are performed just using a metal detector that has limitations.
RED BANK, N.J. - Jan. 3, 2020 - PRLog -- A metal detector on good day can only detect metal objects. down to about 20 inches. A ground Penetrating Radar can detect metallic and no metallic objects down to 18  feet. In most fill filled in place tank a section or the entire top of the tank is removed to fill the tank in place. If the section or top tank is not replace exactly the way it was removed , the metal detector may miss the tank by either not detecting metal of the tank due to depth issues or provide a faulty metal signal that does indicate the true dimensions of the tanks. Ground Penetrating Radar can detect differences in sand fil and other soils indicating a buried object. extra cost soil boring should be used to confirm the identified structure. Sand filled  tanks were filled without the proper soil sampling being performed to determine if a oil tank was leaking. IN 1990's may real estate agented recommending sand filling of a oil heating oil tank. However what the realtors did not for see was that future home buyers would require the tank to be removed prior to sale.  Environmental Systems is a full service Environmental Company providing Site Investigation, Phase I, Oil Tank Sweep, Tank removal & Remediation services.

To obtain additional information contact Environmental Systems at 732-996-0811 or visit our website at www.allenvirosystem.com.

Environmental Systems
Tags:Oil tank sweep
Industry:Real Estate
Location:Red Bank - New Jersey - United States
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