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Oil Tank Removal & Abandonment

When you have made the decision to remove your underground oil tank, Aqua-Tex has an experienced staff of professionals to make the process smooth and worry-free. Contact today to schedule your free consultation.

  • Whether you are converting to natural gas or you wish to install an above ground storage tank, removing your underground storage tank can solve a host of environmental and safety issues.
  • It is important to remove your underground tank prior to selling your home.
  • When we remove your underground oil tank, we will not only inspect and clean it, we will also test the soil to confirm the integrity of the tank. Removing an underground tank and testing the soil can also help expedite the sale of your home.

Contact us today for your free consultation. Should you decide to remove your underground tank, Aqua-Tex will acquire permits, obtain utility markouts and coordinate tank removal efforts with local inspectors to ensure that when the time comes, your tank can be removed safely and effectively in just a few hours

Oil Tank Removal Process


Locate utilites underground to ensure a safe working area


Locate the underground storage tank


Excavate the area to reveal the tank


Cut open the tank to remove oil and sludge with our vacuum truck.


Waste is transported by Aqua-Tex Transportation to a certified liquid disposal facility. You may also have the contents moved to a new aboveground storage tank.


Interior of the tank is cleaned by a trained professional, to remove slime and sludge, which accumulates on the bottom of the tank.


The tank is removed with an excavator and inspected by local inspectors for any signs of corrosion, including holes in the tank.


Assuming there was no issues with the tank the excavation is backfilled with certified clean fill, and the area is restored to original condition.

For your records

A documentation package which Includes the following information:

  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection tank removal license
  • Removal certificate
  • Local permits
  • Information regarding tank’s contents
  • Tank disposal receipt
  • Certified clean fill receipt

Adandoment Process

Tank removal is preferred by NJDEP and insurance companies over abandonment, however if there is no access to the tank due to architectural or natural obstructions, the abandonment of the tank is an acceptable means of closure.

  • Acquire engineering approval
  • Excavate the area to reveal the tank
  • Cut open the tank
  • Holes are cut in the tank’s bottom and soil samples are collected beneath the tank
  • Samples are delivered to a NJDEP certified lab for analysis.
  • The cleaned tank is filled with sand or concrete slurry depending on the specificity of your project.
  • Remaining excavation area is filled to grade level with clean fill.

For your records

  • New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection tank removal license
  • Local permits
  • Information regarding tank’s contents
  • Abandonment Certificate
  • Certified clean fill receipt

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