Underground Storage Tanks (UST)
Tank Removal Process:
1. Excavate down to the top and along side of a tank and place the excavated dirt on
2. Cut holes in the tank to clean and pump out the remaining oil and sludge.
Remove the tank and place it on plastic.
4. Take a soil sample from below the tank bottom (this will be sent to the
lab for analysis).
5. The clean tank will be taken to a legal disposal facility for destruction.
with clean fill dirt/topsoil.
7. Hand rake and cleanup the disturbed area.
Approximately 1 to 2 weeks after project
completion you will receive a closure packet that includes: any permits, soil analysis reports, certificate of tank destruction,
inspectors reports, pictures of your tank removal process and all other pertinent documentation.
Other Facts & Information:
* The average life of an underground storage tank is 20 years
* MDE requirements state any underground storage tank
has to be removed by a licensed tank remover
* After a tank is taken out of service, MDE says that the tank should
be removed within 180 days
* If you are selling your home, many banks and mortgage companies will require that you have
tested or removed prior to settlement
* Some insurance companies will also not
renew your policy if you have an old underground tank
* Many plumbing companies are not licensed UST removers
Even if you have a UST under your house, addition or garage we can still properly and legally abandon
tank (don't worry, you do not have to tear anything down)
* If you had a tank abandoned illegally many years ago, you
could still be held responsible for removal
of the tank and any contaminated soil and it is still possible
have a leaking tank
Forms of payment accepted:
Material delivery available most weekday afternoons and Saturdays