7 06, 2018

Factors Effecting Oil Tank Life Expectancy

Factors Effecting Oil Tank Life Expectancy In a separate post we have given a general overview to the question, “How long does an oil tank last?”, so let’s get more into detail about the variables that impact the life expectancy of an oil tank. Oil Tank Materials The first and probably most obvious factor is the physical makeup of the oil tank itself.  Most residential oil tanks are made from 14-gauge to 12-gauge [...]

23 05, 2018

Underground Oil Tanks and Environmental Due Diligence

Underground Oil Tanks and Environmental Due Diligence In New Jersey and throughout the United States, the demand for environmental site assessments has gone way up in the past couple of decades. This is a result of the interpretation of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Superfund) by courts, which have held that a buyer, lessor, or lender of property may be liable for the cleanup of hazardous substances on that property, even [...]

11 05, 2018

Purchasing Real Estate with an Underground Oil Tank in NJ – What You Should Know

Purchasing Real Estate with an Underground Oil Tank in NJ – What You Should Know Oil Tank Discovery When it comes to the presence of an underground oil tank, you can’t necessarily be sure of it when purchasing real estate in New Jersey. It is possible that the owner is aware of the oil tank and will disclose it to you, as most real estate attorneys agree they should. However, it is also [...]

3 05, 2018

My Oil Tank Leaked! Now What?

My Oil Tank Leaked! What Do I Do Now? When an oil tank is removed at a New Jersey residential property, the tank and excavation site is then visually inspected for signs of a leak. Indications will be rather straightforward- there might be holes in the tank or stains in the soil, for instance. Let’s stop right here for a moment. Note that some companies will try to get you to pay for soil testing [...]

31 01, 2018

Jersey City / Newark NJ Oil Tank Removal

Jersey City and Newark NJ Oil Tank Removal Hudson County and Essex County Contractors The number one reason we are called to perform an oil tank removal in Jersey City or Newark, NJ is because the owner wants to sell their property and needs to take the tank away in order to do so. Many residents have buried oil tanks that have remained underground for as many as 30 or more years. Over [...]

9 01, 2018

New Jersey Oil Tank Removal Timeline and Process

New Jersey Oil Tank Removal Timeline and Process How long does it take to remove an oil tank from the ground? What is the process involved with getting an old tank removed? When you're in the process of buying or selling a home, you need transparency in these answers. At ERC we want you to be fully informed about the process of removing an oil tank in the state of [...]

27 12, 2017

Soil Testing in NJ – When is it necessary to test the soil?

Soil Testing in NJ - When is it necessary to test the soil? Is soil testing required before or after removing an oil tank in NJ, in order to determine if soil remediation is necessary? Many of our customers are concerned about how much soil testing could cost in addition to an oil tank removal, but it is important to understand that when performing an oil tank removal in the [...]

20 12, 2017

NJ Oil Tank Removal and Soil Remediation at ERC’s Flat Rates

NJ Oil Tank Removal and Soil Remediation at ERC’s Flat Rates Without question, the two questions we are asked most frequently are: How much can a soil cleanup cost? How much does an oil-tank removal cost? While many of our competitors offer a so-called “flat-rate” only to later bombard you with unexpected costs for which you had not budgeted, ERC offers your New Jersey oil tank removal and/or [...]

8 07, 2017

Buried Oil Tanks: A Potential Hazard for New Jersey Home Buyers

Buried Oil Tanks: A Potential Hazard for New Jersey Home Buyers In the case of older homes, buried residential oil tanks are not uncommon in New Jersey. Up until the 1960’s and 70’s, homeowners routinely chose this storage option for their heating source. Home owners were unaware of the environmental risk, and it was simply the accepted thing to do for your home heating. Buried Oil Tank Hazards Today, we are all aware of the [...]

18 04, 2017

Which Type of Oil Tank Do I Need?

Which Type of Oil Tank Do I Need? In many parts of the country, oil continues to be the only option for heating a home.  Many homeowners, in these situations, find themselves needing to replace their ancient oil tank. Whether they inherited the tank through the purchase of a home or it’s been so many years since they first had their tank installed, the gut reaction is generally to simply ask for the exact [...]

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