Oil Tank Sweep

We at GPR Tank Sweep provide the most comprehensive, technologically advanced, UST (underground storage tank). investigation, at the best value in the industry, PERIOD.

While others provide a mere tank sweep, we provide a UST investigation

Underground Tank Location Experts

GPR Tank Sweep

A leaking oil tank can be the nightmare below the surface of your dream home. When oil tanks leak, they contaminate the soil and potentially, the groundwater. If the property is purchased with a leaking tank, the new owner is responsible for all environmental cleanup cost. The property cannot be sold until the NJDEP issues a No Further Action (NFA) letter. Environmental cleanup cost can range from $10,000 to over $100,000 depending on how much fuel oil leaked into the surrounding soil. This cost is not covered by most homeowner insurance policies.

GPR Tank Sweep is fully insured under a professional liability policy of up to two million dollars, should we err in our investigation. Our unique insured report is transferrable to future property owners.

Fuel oil has been used for heating homes in New Jersey for over 75 years. The EPA has estimated that there are over 100,000 unknown or undiscovered Under Ground Storage Tanks (USTs) in New Jersey alone.

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In Our Five-Step Investigation

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Visual Inspection

We perform a meticulous visual inspection, both interior and exterior, looking for any signs of Underground Storage Tanks (USTs).

Ferromagnetic Detection

USTs are made of steel, so we standardly perform a 30’ perimeter sweep to search for any tank-like anomalies. Whole property sweeps are available also!

Electromagnetic Tracing

When we find abandoned oil supply lines, remote fill pipes, or vent pipes during our visual inspection, we attempt to perform line tracing which leads us to where a tank is, or once was.

Ground Penetrating Radar

Areas where we detect tank-like anomalies are scanned with GPR, as well as surfaces such as steel reinforced concrete patios, walkways, and driveways.

Rod Probing

We use rod probing to make contact with the discovered anomaly, to confirm the anomalies depth and that it is steel, not made of concrete with steel components inside of it.
Oil Tanks tend to rest 1-3 feet below ground surface and are typically 6 feet in length

The difference between a "typical" tank sweep and a

GPR Tank Sweep

GPR Tank Sweep uses the newest non-invasive subsurface technology and training to provide the safest and most accurate methods for locating underground storage tanks. It is important to know the difference between the typical “tank sweep” and what we provide. The typical “tank sweep” is completed with a simple metal detector. If they find something they say, “maybe it’s a tank or maybe something else”. We perform multiple “Area of Concern” investigations each week for clients who had hired (and paid) other tank sweep companies but could not actually determine if there is a tank below the surface. When we perform a tank sweep, we use over $30,000 in specialized equipment and utilize 5 techniques including Ground Penetrating Radar to determine if a tank is present or not.”

When the GPR scans over an oil tank, it provides a very distinct bell curve. Due to its unique dimensions, it is unmistakable from other underground anomalies.

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