Underground Tank Detection

Underground storage tanks, such as steel fuel tanks or buried drums, can be detected using a range of geophysical tools, including georadar (GPR), metal detection, magnetometers, line tracing, electromagnetic conductivity, and time-domain methods.

However, the most effective method for locating buried objects such as oil tanks, water pipes, sewer pipes, and other underground objects is the use of georadar.

What is GPR?

Georadar is a commonly used method for geophysical locating. It utilizes radiofrequency waves to generate subsurface images, allowing for precise detection of underground utilities, buried tanks, and various other phenomena.

Georadar is a non-destructive method that uses radiofrequency signals in the microwave band to detect reflected signals after interacting with underground structures or variations in soil composition.

Ground Penetrating Radar

Underground Detection of Commercial and Residential Tanks

For commercial underground detection, the combination of radio detection and georadar allows for precise mapping. We locate water conduits, electrical cables, gas lines, telephone cables, drainage pipes, utility lines, sewers, and electrical infrastructure.

We specialize in detecting hard-to-locate underground infrastructure using georadar technology. Our reliable and non-intrusive geophysical approach enables you to locate and target all the necessary services for underground tank detection before starting your project. Additionally, we can utilize GPS positioning and perform 3D modeling for enhanced visualization.

In residential underground detection, many underground tanks remain forgotten and undiscovered, potentially leaving petroleum residues inside. Over time, these tanks corrode and deteriorate, leading to soil and groundwater contamination. Property owners are legally responsible for maintaining these tanks in good condition and repairing any potential leaks, which can result in high costs.

Underground Detection by Georadar: Contamination Prevention and Property Valuation

Credit institutions and insurers are increasingly demanding georadar-based underground detection or certified concrete analysis of properties to prevent contamination.

In other words, sellers are required to disclose the presence of an underground tank on their property and address the issue. This can increase the property’s value during valuation.

If you’re interested, it’s important to take precautions to ensure there is no septic tank under the property. An investigation should be conducted before finalizing the sale to eliminate any risk of contamination if underground tank detection has not been performed.

Georadar Montréal takes care of providing all the necessary documentation required by credit institutions, potential buyers, insurers, and local authorities. Contact us now to benefit from our georadar-based underground detection services and protect your property against contamination.



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