Tank Inspections for Leaks

The primary purpose of a tank inspection is to determine if the tank leaked. For most residential tanks, we use a hand auger to collect soil samples from near the bottom of the tank.  The soil samples are then analyzed for total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) using QED analysis.

Note: There is a chance to miss the detection of a leak by soil boring’s since one may have collected samples where the leak did not occur. The only way to be certain the UST did not leak is to remove the UST and directly inspect the soil beneath the UST.

Commercial tanks are generally covered by concrete and inspecting these tanks are more complicated and costly to conduct.

Cohesion provides heating oil inspections all of North Carolina including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Garner, Burlington, Hillsborough, and Fayetteville. Please call us at 919-233-8626 or email us to schedule your inspection today!