Soil testing around an underground heating oil tank is an important part of determining if contamination exists in the soil and how much the cost of soil remediation may be. ATS will obtain a soil sample from each side of the underground tank to thoroughly determine the status of the soil.
Noninvasive Soil Testing
ATS will noninvasively sample the soil surrounding the underground heating tank to check for soil contamination. We use our inductive locator to map the location of the underground tank and take four samples from the perimeter of the of the tank. Soil testing is an important part of the tank testing process and assists in determining the potential cost for soil remediation. Yearly soil and tank testing can assist in avoiding high soil remediation costs.
S.T.E.P.S. Soil Testing
ATS is one of a select few companies certified to perform S.T.E.P.S. testing.
Our soil testing personnel have undergone extensive training and obtained certifications by International Lubrication & Fuel Consultants (ILFC) to perform this comprehensive evaluation. ILFC developed the S.T.E.P.S. evaluation primarily for underground tanks under 1,000 gallons.
S.T.E.P.S. predicts the tank’s viability.
This testing process will identify the corrosion rate of buried steel tanks and determine the presence of other factors that accelerate corrosion.
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Areas covered by this service
- New Jersey (NJ)
- New York (NY)
- Pennsylvania (PA)
- Connecticut (CT)
Why Use ATS For This Service
Expert Field Inspectors
Our soil testing personnel have been extensively field trained and strictly adhere to state and federal guidelines for extracting and testing soil surrounding underground storage tanks.
Safe & Reliable Testing Process
Our technicians will locate buried tanks using magnetic locators. This will pinpoint the outline of the tank’s structure and identify the area where soil should be tested.
How is the soil tested if the tank is buried underneath a driveway?
No special process is necessary. First our soil testing technician will use a magnetic detector to map the layout and location of the underground tank. The technician then extracts soil samples from the mapped area on each side of the tank which will require drilling holes approximately the size of a half-dollar. After the soil is extracted, the technician will use patch to fill the disturbed areas.
What is the reporting turnaround time?
Soil analysis reporting takes between 5 and 7 business days from the sampling date as the analyses must go through the state certified testing process and quality control to ensure the integrity of the testing. If you require a faster turnaround, speak with our office staff for current options.
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