Soil Testing

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.

Soil Test

Soil Testing, Samples and Analysis

ATS uses noninvasive soil sampling methods to perform soil testing surrounding underground heating oil tanks to check for soil contamination. We use our inductive locator to map the location of the underground tank and take four soil samples from the perimeter of the the oil 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.  

Assess Contamination Risks with Soil Testing in New Jersey

When it comes to assessing the potential contamination surrounding an underground oil tank, thorough soil testing is essential. In New Jersey, ATS Environmental is your trusted partner for comprehensive soil testing services specifically tailored to identify and evaluate contamination risks associated with underground oil tanks. With our expertise in soil analysis and environmental consulting, we assist homeowners, property developers, and contractors across the state in making informed decisions about the presence and extent of soil contamination.

Our specialized soil testing analysis tests the tanks for leaks and identifies a petroleum product in the ground. This is the most comprehensive evaluation available and consists of both our full soil evaluation and tank tightness test.

Understanding the Importance of Soil Testing for Underground Oil Tanks:

The presence of an underground oil tank can pose significant environmental and health risks. Over time, these tanks may corrode, leak, or spill, releasing hazardous substances into the soil. Soil testing plays a vital role in determining the extent of contamination, identifying potential risks, and formulating appropriate remediation strategies. ATS Environmental specializes in providing accurate and reliable soil testing services to address these concerns effectively.

Comprehensive Soil Testing Services:

At ATS Environmental, we offer a comprehensive range of soil testing services specifically designed for assessing contamination risks associated with underground oil tanks. Our services include:

  1. Soil Sampling: Our experienced professionals use meticulous soil sampling techniques to collect representative soil samples from around the area of the underground oil tank. This approach ensures comprehensive coverage and provides an accurate representation of the soil’s contamination levels.
  2. Chemical Analysis: Utilizing advanced laboratory methods, we conduct chemical analysis of the soil samples to determine the presence and concentration of petroleum hydrocarbons and other contaminants. This analysis helps identify the extent of soil contamination and guides appropriate remediation strategies.
  3. Contaminant Characterization: Our experts assess the nature and behavior of the contaminants present in the soil to understand their potential impact on the surrounding environment and human health. This characterization is crucial for developing effective and site-specific remediation plans.
  4. Risk Assessment: Based on the results of soil testing, we perform a thorough risk assessment to evaluate the potential hazards associated with the contamination. This assessment considers factors such as exposure pathways, receptor sensitivity, and regulatory guidelines to determine the urgency and extent of remediation required.
  5. Remediation Recommendations: ATS Environmental provides comprehensive recommendations for remediation strategies based on the specific soil contamination scenario. Our experts consider factors such as soil type, depth of contamination, and regulatory requirements to develop effective and cost-efficient remediation plans.

Thorough Sampling and Laboratory Soil Testing Ensure Accuracy

We advise our clients to test the soil on all 4 sides of the underground oil tank as corroding tanks will often leak from one side of the tank only. If this is the case and soil is tested from the side that is not leaking, the evaluation would not detect the soil contamination, opening you and your home up to severe environmental liability. Samples are also evaluated by an independent state-certified laboratory to make absolutely sure that your results are completely accurate.

Trustworthy Expertise and Support

At ATS Environmental, we understand the complexities involved in assessing underground oil tank contamination risks in New Jersey. Our team of experienced professionals possesses in-depth knowledge of state regulations, industry best practices, and the latest techniques for soil testing. We prioritize clear and effective communication with our clients, ensuring they have a comprehensive understanding of the soil test results and the subsequent steps involved in the remediation process.


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Areas covered by this service
  • New Jersey (NJ)
  • Pennsylvania (PA)

Why Use ATS For This Service

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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.

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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 5 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.

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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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