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Buried Oil Tanks | Structure Tech Home Inspections

Buried Oil Tanks | Structure Tech Home Inspections | Underground Storage Tank Locating | Scoop.it
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Some tips for looking for potential buried fuel oil tanks.

 

Also, Home Inspection Standards of Practice specifically state that buried fuel oil tanks are not something that home inspectors are required to inspect. So you might want to hire professionals searching for potential buried oil tanks instead of solely relying on home inspectors.

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Detection and Delineation of Underground Fuel Storage Tanks and Associated Utility Lines Using Electromagnetic Induction and Ground Penetrating Radar Methods

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A nice example of using both EMI (metal detecting) and GPR for UST locating. Precision utility locating could be added for better associated utility line locating.

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Buried Metal Detection - Frontier Geosciences Inc

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Frontier Geosciences Inc. offers comprehensive geophysical consulting and survey services
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Geonics EM61 is a great tool for locating underground storage tanks. It's more efficient than ground penetrating radar for large survey areas.

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Underground storage tanks

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Real estate transactions regularly create the need for an environmental site assessment. Confirming the presence or absence of underground storage tanks (USTs) can be a critical factor in contract closing. GPR reflection mapping surveys are commonly used to identify the presence of USTs.
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GPR data examples of UST locating.

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Underground Oil Storage Tank Locating & Inspection

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Underground Oil Storage Tank Locating & Inspection
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While ground penetrating radar (GPR) can provide high resolution subsurface images, it's inaccurate to say GPR is better than metal detectors for UST locating. It depends on a lot of factors. For one thing, GPR doesn't work well over clay soils while metal detectors could work just fine.

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Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFL)

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A comprehensive description of geophysical methods for locating underground storage tanks.

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