Basement PipingUnderground storage tanks have small pipes that allowed the original owner of the tank to use it for its intended purpose. Often, these pipes are found in the basement or some other area that’s out of the way. These pipes can indicate that there is an underground storage tank not far away. This is one of the more obvious ways to identify an underground storage tank, so utilize this opportunity to get it removed.
New Concrete PatchesSometimes, piping in the basement will have been removed and filled in with
Yard DepressionsWhen underground storage tanks were installed, they required a lot of earth to be removed from the area where they would lay. If you notice that your yard has a noticeable dip somewhere along the surface, it’s likely that the replacement of that earth over top of a storage tank is the root cause. These can get worse over time, so make sure to get the problem resolved as soon as possible.
Yard PipesIn order to access the tank, pipes were usually left sticking up out of the ground that led down to it. These pipes could still be in your yard, possibly even hidden behind foliage. If you notice a pipe sticking out of your yard and you don’t explicitly know what it is for, it could be an indication that there is a leftover storage tank underneath it.
Ground Penetrating RadarsIf you can’t find any physical evidence of an underground tank, but your suspicions are still high, you can always use a ground-penetrating radar to be sure of its presence. These radars will give you a much more accurate reading of what lies beneath the surface of your yard. If used correctly, they can even be used to measure the size of the underground storage tank.
Environmental Works is the underground storage tank removal contractor you can trust to get the job done right and with as much care as possible