Stormworks recently completed a Vancouver Tank Removal after a drainage company unearthed an unknown oil tank. A potential disaster was averted, the UST was filled with oily water. The oil tank’s close proximity to old clay drainage tile provided a conduit for leaking oily water.
Fortunately the old underground tank was still intact and no leakage had occurred.
Stormworks has flushed and pumped several drainage systems on apartment blocks and houses. Often an oil odor is detected in the basement of a building.
Once we locate the oil tank we pump it out and then initiate the process of flushing and pumping the drains and sump. This process is usually time consuming but effective over time with repeated flushing.
Concrete foundations can wick oil and odor through a perimeter wall, making quick action important if an oil smell is detected.