Residential Oil Tanks FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if an oil tank is buried on the property I am buying or selling?

Call Ace we utilize a 20-point inspection process to determine if a tank is present. Our inspections involve both on-site and off-site research and is the most thorough in the industry.


What if there are no visible signs that a tank was present, can you use electronic or x-ray methods to locate a tank?

Metal detector scans are conducted to evaluate for buried steel tanks. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) can be used, which send a radar signal into the ground, buried tanks, pipes and former tank excavations can be located as the radar signal will reflect off these images.



For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Ace Environmental at 410-354-8030 (local Baltimore, MD) or toll free at 866-750-4ACE.