Practical Environmental Solutions, PC

Specializing in oil tank removal, contamination cleanup, and State Compliance.
Practical Environmental Solutions, PC
Practical Environmental Solutions, PC3 weeks ago
Any of the pictured items could indicate that an underground oil tank is present!

Let PES conduct a tank search or evaluate a known tank to know exactly what you are dealing with. A leaking tank is a bigger problem than one that hasn't leaked yet.

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Practical Environmental Solutions, PC
Practical Environmental Solutions, PC1 month ago
A clean tank! There are some still out there, but time is their enemy.

The best time to remove an oil tank is before it leaks!

This tank removal had to be conducted in a very congested back yard but we are very used to working in tight challenging spaces.

Some projects, such as this one, require extra yard repair to allow a better final product. We want the yard to look great when we're done but we also have to weigh the long term repair needs.

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Practical Environmental Solutions, PC
Practical Environmental Solutions, PC2 months ago
At some point, the property owners built at “roofed” deck on top of the oil tank. In order to sell the property, a proper tank closure became necessary. Because of the specific location of the tank, the State gave written permission to close this tank in-place.

After placing dry ice in the tank for safely, we cut the tank open to allow us to thoroughly wash the tank interior.

Even though the tank had leaked before we started our work, by completing the required paperwork process, the State issued a “No Further Action” letter.

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Practical Environmental Solutions, PC
Practical Environmental Solutions, PC2 months ago
Above ground tank? Below ground tank?

State and Federal statutes and regulations define a tank as “an underground tank” if at least 10% of that tank is below grade. Most “aboveground” tanks are 270 gallon tanks, like the tank pictured here. That means that if 6 or more inches of a tank are below grade, not visible aboveground, the tank is defined as an “underground tank.”

This tank is an underground oil tank and is subject to the underground tank rules not the aboveground tank rules.

And that sort of makes sense. You can monitor the bottom of an aboveground tank for leaks whereas you cannot monitor the bottom of an underground oil tank.

Currently the State is not enforcing cleanup rules on residential underground oil tanks. They are enforcing cleanup rules on residential aboveground oil tanks. That can be an advantage.

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Practical Environmental Solutions, PC
Practical Environmental Solutions, PC3 months ago
Another tank out. Despite being 65 years old, this tank hadn't leaked.

THE BEST TIME TO REMOVE A TANK IS BEFORE IT LEAKS!

The owner received a confirmation sample and a professionally sealed report documenting the entire tank removal process for their records.

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Practical Environmental Solutions, PC
Practical Environmental Solutions, PC4 months ago
No one knew there was an underground oil tank at this property, but the buyer was concerned because the house was built when underground oil tanks were typically installed. Our metal detector survey did find a leaking oil tank.

Tank removal and State compliance was completed to allow the sale of the property. The buyers were protected and the sellers liability was ended.

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