Residential GPR Scanning

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Residential GPR Scanning

As many as 10,000 residential properties within the CRD have or have had an underground storage tank (UST) buried within their bounds, as this was common practice pre 1960. Many tanks were never registered and were often abandoned with remnants of oil remaining in the tank. Left unused over the years, to corrode and deteriorate, this often causes contamination to the surrounding soils and groundwater.

Our Remote Sensing Property Scan is designed to target potential underground heating oil storage tanks (USTs), and/or a nest; the remnant hole where a UST was previously buried. A visual inspection for clues of potential USTs is completed prior to scanning. Some of the indicators our technicians look for include existing fill or vent pipes, evidence of historic fill or vent pipes, current and/or previous boilers/furnaces, historic copper lines, existing above ground storage tanks (ASTs), depressions in the ground, and concrete or asphalt patches. It should be noted, Remote Sensing is not 100% effective in all situations, but ScanPlus provides the best non-intrusive means of subsurface detection available in the market today.

If you are planning on selling a residential property, mortgage lenders and banks often require a certified scan of your property to ensure that a UST or UST tank nest does not exist prior to lending funds. ScanPlus can provide you with the necessary documentation often needed to satisfy lending institutions, insurers, potential purchasers and local government.