Oil Tank Removal Long Island
Buying or Selling a Property?
Most people don’t even realize that their property has an underground storage tank- but, our technicians can inspect, remove, or abandon your oil tank. It may have never been an issue to you until it has come time to sell (or buy) a property and the inspection has been completed. Inspections are generally completed just a week or two before closing. Before the sale of a property can be finalized buyers and lending institutions may want the sellers to have an oil tank removed or decommissioned.
We can install a variety of tank sizes that will meet your requirements. Our highly skilled technicians can provide you with the information you need, and the price you’re looking for. If you aren’t sure whether you have an underground oil tank, or not, simply contact us to discuss our locating services.
Oil Tank Abandonment
Foam can be used in abandonment in most tanks under 1,100 gallons. Although, in New York City foam can be used in any size tank.
Before the abandonment can begin, a waste oil vacuum truck will come to remove any residual oil, sludge, or water from inside the tank. Once it has been vacuum cleaned, it will be dried to absorb any remaining oil. The oil tank will then be filled completely with approved foam. The last step is for the fill and vent pipes to be removed, and the opening filled with cement to leave the tank totally unusable.
A certificate of abandonment will always be issued once the work has been completed. We dispose of all sludge and waste legally.
Sand abandonments are required for areas with a high-water table. This process begins with the excavating and cutting open of the tank. The contents will be removed as with the above process. A team will enter to clean the tank completely. Then technicians will fill the tank with sand. Once the fill has been completed, the technician will seal the tank and backfill the excavation site, and remove all of the pipes. Cement will be used to seal the vent pipes and holes.
A concrete slurry mix can also be used for abandonment. This is necessary for any tank over 1,100 gallons that cannot be removed due to engineering constraints. This follows the same process as a sand abandonment, however, it is a cement slurry that is pumped into the tank instead. It’s not generally required for residential tanks. If it is necessary, we will contact all of the relevant governmental agencies to obtain written permission to carry out the work.
The signs of an above ground tank leak include: