If you’re at all concerned about the integrity of your underground tank, it is important that you have it checked out immediately. You may have heard some nightmare stories about the difficulty of this process, but hiring the right tank locating service will make this an effortless task. It is also important to note that if your tank in question is located beneath concrete, a local concrete scanning service can help locate the tank with advanced ground-penetrating radar technology. Ground-penetrating radar will help you when you need underground tank and drum locating services.
Documentation is Required
As a homeowner, this process can’t be done alone. You need to make sure that you have all of the proper permits in place before starting your project. It is also important to note that the removal will be inspected and approved by construction officials in your town as well.
Understanding the Process
Once you’ve gotten hold of the construction permits, make sure that you find a local service that utilizes GPR or ground-penetrating radar to locate underground tanks and drums. Ground-penetrating radar uses high-frequency radio signals to receive and store data. Once the tank has been located, it is removed and cut open. If there are any signs of corrosion or damage to the tank, the soil will have to be tested.
Looking for the Warning Signs
Since the tank is underground, the warning signs of a leak can be impossible to see. However, if you have experienced any trouble with your tank, this may mean there’s is a leak.
What if There is a Leak?
If there is, in fact, a leak in your underground tank, local authorities need to be contacted immediately. Your homeowner’s insurance company should also be notified as soon as possible. In most cases, your homeowner’s insurance should offer coverage for third-party liability claims.
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 us online. For more articles and tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, andGoogle+.