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Using Ground-Penetrating Radar to Locate Tanks & Drums


Are you selling or buying a business that may have underground storage tanks or drums? Use GPR.

If you are the owner of a gas station or industrial facility and have transferred ownership of your business, you may be required by law to show evidence that your underground storage tanks and drums have been removed. If you don’t have any record of removal on hand, you may need to hire a locating service to serve as proof that such tanks and drums have been removed.


Digging to check for tanks and drums is certainly possible, but it’s ultimately destructive and is a lot of hard work. Instead, using ground-penetrating radar doesn’t require you to do any kind of digging and can still have accurate results. GPR can determine both the depth of the material and also whether or not it is supported by rebar. If the tank or drum has already been removed, then GPR will be able to find the cavity to prove that it has been removed.


If you’re interested in purchasing a property where storage tanks or drums may be buried underground, it’s incredibly important to be aware of whether or not they are still there or have been removed. Not only is removal costly and difficult, but it’s also risky–you could potentially leak dangerous liquids or gasoline into the soil. This would make it almost impossible to clean.

Ground-Penetrating Radar Made Easy

GPR services can make the process easy for you. Not only can ground-penetrating radar find tanks and drums, it can also determine where associated piping is so that if any removal does need to be done, it can be done easily. Don’t stress about whether or not you may have to deal with buried tanks or drums. Get it handled now with GPR.

GPR Services from Concrete Visions

Concrete Visions has over 12 years of experience and expertise in concrete scanning and we know how to detect any problems lurking beneath the surface. We use ground penetrating radar accurately and expertly and are familiar with many other methods that can be used when appropriate like concrete x-ray and electromagnetic conductivity. We are also very familiar with the latest construction safety techniques and train all of our workers to do their work quickly, accurately, and safely.  If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, give us a call at (410) 766-2210 or visit us online. For more articles and tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 12:52 pm. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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