Exploratory Digs

When a tank sweep is performed on a property for an underground oil tank, an exploratory dig may be required to investigate the area further.

Tank Sweep

Exploratory Digs

When a tank sweep is performed on a property, field technicians are looking for several indications that an underground heating oil tank exists including:

  • Scan of the 30′ perimeter around the home
  • fuel lines
  • vent pipes
  • fill pipes

In cases where a metallic object is located underground which cannot be definitively determined to be an underground heating oil tank, ATS will recommend further investigation of this specific area on the property by performing an exploratory dig.


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Our Services Include:

  • An ATS field technician uncovering a portion of the metal area to determine if the area of concern is an underground heating oil tank.
  • A full report based on our findings as well as photographs of the uncovered area.
Areas covered by this service
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • New York (NY)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)
  • Connecticut (CT)

Why Use ATS For This Service

Tank Testing

Our field technicians have extensive training and field experience.

Tank Testing
Certification and Licensing

ATS holds all required certifications and licensing.

Tank Testing
Step by Step

Our staff will walk you through each step of the environmental testing process.

Underground Oil Tank Inspections

Comprehensive inspections for underground storage tanks, heating oil tanks and aboveground storage tanks.

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Soil Testing

The most comprehensive soil testing method in the industry.

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Tank Sweep

An undetected underground tank can cause serious damage to a property. Don't be caught unaware, let ATS locate your hidden tanks!

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Tank Insurance

Protect yourself against major expenses caused by a defective tank.

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I used ATS for an oil tank scan, and sure enough they found an oil tank. Turned out that the soil was also contaminated. Upon further analysis, the soil contamination was thirteen times the acceptable limit. Needles to say, we are not buying the house. I cannot say enough good things about ATS. They saved my family and I from a potentially crushing liability. I would recommend them to anyone buying a home in the Tri-state area.

A. Reinitz, New Jersey

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ATS Environmental is the holder of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection state contract.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection state contract