If you have an underground storage tank, and you notice that it has not been performing as well as it once had, it is important to excavate it and inspect it. This process requires some primary steps, one of which should be contacting a professional to ensure the job is done right. It’s especially important to do this if concrete is covering your underground tank since professionals will have the expertise needed to handle this scenario. They will also have the tools like ground-penetrating radar that can be used to help locate your tank so you can maintain it. Here are some things you can do to ensure the process of removing your underground tank goes smoothly.
Interpret The Signs & Contact Authorities
Even though you can’t see the tank, there are some signs that it is not in the best condition. If you have been having any trouble with your tank recently, then you may have a leak. In the case that there is definitely a leak, there are some steps that you should take. First, you should contact your local authority, so the problem doesn’t get worse. After that, you should also get in touch with your homeowner’s insurance provider so you can let them know what has happened.
You will need permits to start this process, so it is important to get all of your documents in order before you start doing any work. This is the most important step because it must be done before anything else can happen. Also, you will have to get the process approved and inspected by your local construction representatives.
Ground-penetrating radar will play a large role in the successful completion of this project, so it is advisable to do some research into the technology behind it. GPR uses high-frequency radio waves that go through the ground and can be used to map the area beneath the surface. During your tank-removal process, GPR will locate exactly where the tank is, so you can remove it and open it. If after you’ve opened your tank you notice that there is any damage, then you will have to test the tank’s soil to decide what your next step will be.
GPR Services from Concrete Visions
Concrete Visions has over 12 years of experience and expertise in concrete scanning and we know how to detect any problems lurking beneath the surface. We use ground penetrating radar accurately and expertly and are familiar with many other methods that can be used when appropriate like concrete x-ray and electromagnetic conductivity. We are also very familiar with the latest construction safety techniques and train all of our workers to do their work quickly, accurately, and safely. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, give us a call at (410) 766-2210 or visit usonline. For more articles and tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,LinkedIn, and Google+.