While there are a lot of DIY projects you can take on as a homeowner, installing a new aboveground storage tank shouldn’t be one of them.
As a homeowner, you may be on your first or second home. It’s a major accomplishment, but it’s just not that much experience when it comes to specific projects like avbeground storage tank installation.
At GreenTRAX, we’ve seen it all over our more than 25 years in business, and it’s why we’re able to advise on important factors such as location, foundation, tank configuration, tank material and size, and regulatory compliance.
We make sure that each of these factors is considered and addressed during the installation process, providing you with peace of mind and a safe and efficient storage solution for your needs.
To help you understand more about this process, we’re sharing the steps we take to ensure proper aboveground storage tank installation.
5 Steps To Proper Aboveground Storage Tank Installation
Here are five key factors in aboveground storage tank installation, along with ways we make sure they get done right:
Location, Location, Location
The location of an aboveground storage tank (AST) is crucial to prevent contamination of soil, groundwater, and nearby waterways.
That can range from smaller details, like where around your house you’re going to place the tank, to more urgent ones, like making sure the tank is not near any water sources or wetlands.
GreenTRAX ensures proper tank location by assessing the site for potential hazards and recommending a safe location for installation.
A Sturdy Foundation
The foundation of an AST should be able to support the weight of the tank, as well as the contents that it will hold.
The foundation doesn’t just need to be able to hold the weight of a full AST. It needs to be able to support that weight year in and year out, and in changing weather.
We have the experience to handle proper foundation installation by using concrete pads or blocks that meet local code requirements.
The Right Configuration
Picking the right configuration for your AST is an important detail, not just for aesthetic reasons but also for functionality, too
Aboveground storage tanks come in both vertical and horizontal configurations, cylindrical and rectangular shapes, and with single and double-wall constructions.
Through our familiarity with the market and our partnership with two major brands of heating oil storage tanks, we’re able to get you the just right tank for your space.
Tank Material and Size
The material and size of the AST should be appropriate for the substance it will hold and the location where it will be installed.
Tanks can range from 110 gallons up to 1,000 gallons. Finding the right size for you may not be immediately obvious, but with help from our expert team, we can help you to find one that meets your needs.
Regulatory compliance is important to ensure that the AST meets all local, state, and federal regulations.
While homeowners recognize the importance of obtaining the necessary permits and approvals for tank installation, it’s quite another to actually go through the process (and to do it right).
With more than two decades working closely with these local agencies, including the Maryland Department of the Environment, we can make this process a much smoother one.
Contact GreenTRAX For Help With Your Next Aboveground Storage Tank
Ready for a smooth, professional aboveground storage tank installation? With GreenTRAX, you’ve got it.
Depending on your needs, we can install vertical or horizontal aboveground storage tanks inside or outside of your home. In addition to being placed alongside your home, homeowners often choose to have them placed in basements, crawlspaces, sheds or in garages.
We also offer a wide variety of tank sizes, along with upgraded tanks that come with longer factory warranties of up 30 years.
For more information and to get started on your next aboveground storage tank project, call the expert team at GreenTRAX, Inc..