Underground Oil Tank Removal Experts | Tank Removal Services
R&R offers oil tank removal services for Hartford County, Middlesex County, New Haven County, Tolland County, including towns like Manchester CT, South Windsor CT, Avon CT, Farmington CT, Colchester CT, Coventry CT, and Cromwell CT.
Are you having trouble selling your home or commercial property because of a UST or underground oil tank? Or do you have an unused or leaking underground oil tank that needs to be removed? If you do, we can help!
R&R Landscaping & Tank Removal is Connecticut’s expert in underground tank removal and replacement. Our owner Roger and his professional team have more than 20 years of experience removing underground oil tanks throughout central Connecticut for commercial and residential customers. We are fully licensed and insured (RUSTCON ID 103, HIC.0563744) to safely remove and dispose of your underground tank. As landscaping professionals, you can count on us to leave your property looking beautiful when the project is completed.
Removing an Underground Oil Tank in Connecticut
Underground oil tank removal is a complex project that requires the knowledge and expertise of professionals who will follow the appropriate steps and comply with all local, state and federal regulations. In most areas, local permits and an inspection by the Fire Marshall are required before the process of removal can even begin. All underground utilities (including water, gas, electric, sewer, etc.) must be identified and marked off beforehand to ensure that the tank is safely excavated and that the right equipment is acquired. Only after these steps have been taken can the ground be broken to excavate the tank.
Oil Tank Removal Process
The actual process of removing the tank involves:
- digging it out of the ground
- cleaning inside it including removing any liquids or sludge and recycling it in accordance with EPA regulations
- plugging and sealing any oil lines connected to the tank
- removing breather tubes
- testing the surrounding soil to ensure it has not been contaminated
- recycling the tank in accordance with local, state and federal regulations
If testing reveals that the soil is contaminated, the process of remediation must begin. If the soil is uncontaminated, the area can be backfilled and covered with sod or seeded.
Safe Disposal of Underground Oil Tanks
You can count on us at R&R Landscaping & Tank Removal to follow all of these necessary steps to safely remove your underground tank. We take care of all of the necessary paperwork and permits, use a state certified laboratory for Certified Extractable Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon (ETPH) soil testing, and properly dispose of the underground tank. We provide all of our customers with a certified Closure Letter at the end of the project documenting the tank removal process and results for you to share with your insurance company, lender or potential buyer. If contamination is discovered, we are equipped and qualified to complete the remediation process which will address the pollution problem and stop it from spreading.
We take pride in completing all of our projects in compliance with local regulations and according to the State and Department of Environmental Protection’s established standards so that you can rest easy knowing your property is in goods hands. Our large assortment of specialized landscaping and earthmoving equipment helps us to avoid unnecessary damage to your property during work. We also utilize our landscaping expertise to restore your property: backfilling the hole, leveling the ground and either laying sod or seeding it according to your preference.
If you are anywhere Connecticut, call or email us today for a free estimate! We remove underground tanks of every size for residential, commercial and industrial property owners.