Underground Tank Repairs and Upgrades
CommTank offers a complete tank upgrade and repair service to ensure that your oil tanks remain in operation for a long time to come. This maintenance is the most cost-effective alternative to completely replacing your tank. We also have a state approved inspector on staff to ensure the proper safety and spill prevention components are installed.
Structural and Leak Repairs in Underground Storage Tanks
CommTank provides restoration and repair services for underground storage tanks. We repair steel, fiberglass and concrete underground tanks. Our service is backed by a 15-year warranty on the workmanship and labor of the repairs that we perform. Once repairs are finalized we will test your tank to confirm it meets the original manufacturers test specifications. All our work conforms to federal, state and local fire code regulations. Whether your tank needs structural stringers or crack repairs and a new gel coat, repairing your tank is a great solution when cost or existing infrastructure prohibits tank removal and replacement.
Types of Underground Storage Tanks We Repair
- Petroleum Storage Tanks
- Chemical Storage Tanks
- Fire Suppression Tanks
- Linen Wash Tanks
- Food Storage Tanks
- Potable Water Tanks
CommTank has a skilled and experienced crew on staff that will repair or replace most common storage tanks components. These parts include spill buckets, containment sumps, fuel monitoring systems, and double wall pipes. CommTank will furnish your tank with all necessary upgrades with minimal impact to your business operation.
Below are some of the common tank components that we replace and repair:
- Spill Buckets
- Tank Sumps
- Dispenser Containment Sumps
- Top Seal Adaptors
- Overfill Prevention Valves
- Drop Tubes for Fill Riser Pipes
- Manholes and Tank Manways
- Test Boots and Fittings
- Underground Piping Systems
- Double Wall Containment
Tank Sump Repair
If your secondary containment tank sump is letting in water or letting fuel out it can be damaging to your fuel system or the environment around the underground tank. CommTank can repair or replace your tank sump if it’s not performing as expected. Water buildup in your tank sump can corrode tank components like submersible pumps, manways, vent alarms, gauges, interstitial sensor housings, test fittings, ball valves, and unions. Leaky gaskets or improperly fitted covers can let sand and salt intrude which corrodes metal more rapidly. Frequently a sump repair can involve simply to replacing a gasket or boot. Having a clean and dry tank sump can provide easy access for future test and repairs to the tank.
Overspill Containment Buckets
Overspill containment buckets, or spill buckets as they are more commonly referred to, are important components of an underground tank. The spill bucket can prevent a release of fuel into the ground during a normal fuel delivery, or catch the fuel during an accidental overfill. A well-designed spill bucket will also prevent groundwater from entering the containment area. CommTank can upgrade or repair your spill bucket so that your fuel deliveries are safe and drips/leaks are contained.
Dispenser Containment Sumps
Dispenser Sumps are installed beneath fuel dispensers to provide access to shear valves and piping connections. They also provide secondary containment for the dispenser in case of a component leak. CommTank installs dispenser containment sumps as part of a new fuel dispenser installation or, when needed, for upgrading an old or faulty sump.
Underground Piping Systems, Double Wall Containment, and Adaptors
Tank fuel supply piping and fuel pipe adapters are the equipment most commonly upgraded on underground tanks. Due to exposure to water or moisture in the air, fuel tank piping can rust if not properly protected. Water in spill buckets can cause fill pipe corrosion, which may cause seizing of the seal adapter and drop tube. In order to prevent seizing of pipe adapters it is important to install metals that are dissimilar. CommTank installs quality brass or aluminum parts. Many older tanks have single-wall piping that connects the underground tank to the oil burner, boiler, or generator tank. This piping must be upgraded to double-wall piping to protect against line leaks and spills. CommTank can replace top seal adapters and drop tubes or upgrade the underground tank piping so that your tank meets current state requirements for secondary containment piping. We can retrofit most underground tanks so it meets the new regulations in your area.
For examples of our work please see the underground tank repair and upgrade projects section of our web site.
Call CommTank today for a quote to install, upgrade or repair your underground storage tank, components or fuel system equipment. 1-800-628-8260
"Far, far exceeded my expectations for what could have been a messy and smelly job."
"All at Comm Tank made a very stressful situation for us more than manageable. The men who came to do the work were always on time, extremely polite, and hardworking."
"In 34 minutes they achieved the removal without doing any cutting inside my home! Seeing is believing, which is why I sent you, today, the photos taken of their remarkable effort."
"Recently we hired your company Comm Tank to remove an underground oil storage tank buried in our front yard for many years. We also asked you to install a new aboveground oil storage tank next to our house."
William J. Lewis.
"They left the area cleaner than they found it. They were very friendly and fully explained how the tank was to be cut and removed."
"I would recommend Commtank to anyone who needs an oil tank removed. The price for such great service was very reasonable. Truly a good experience for me and my family."
"In the 40 years that I have lived in my house I have never had anyone do so much work, rip up so much sod yet leave everything in such a clean, neat and apparently undisturbed state."
"When I called for an estimate, Margie was very informative and one of the reasons I chose CommTank to do the work."
Jack E. Meyer, M.D..
"Paul’s recommendation along with the comfort level I felt dealing with your team made my decision to choose CommTank and easy one. Should I ever hear of anyone in need of a new oil tank I would recommend CommTank without hesitation."
"I also commend Luis Diaz on his pleasant, informative phone manner when we first spoke and at the time of the site exploration. His handing of the situation convinced me to go with CommTank."
Newton Centre, Ma
"I do mean all of them…you could be proud of them and know that they represent your company in a very professional manner. In today’s world, you very rarely see this."
Billl and Barbara Clough.
"Great job, completed on time, very aware of the Safety of our tenants."
Deborah M. McClory.
"CommTank just finished the UST removal job and the customer is absolutely delighted."
"I am emailing you with this word of “Thanks” to Comm Tank for one of the most professional companies I have used in quite sometime."
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"I had an oil tank removed yesterday, and the whole operation could not have gone more smoothly."
"What could have been a stressful situation actually went smoothly without any issues or surprises. I would recommend CommTank in a heart beat to anyone in need of their services."
Scott E. Lechter.
"There were many steps throughout the process and at every step I was very well informed. The scheduling, coordination and communication was simply outstanding."
"I want to thank you for your work in the oil tank removal at my mother’s house in Walpole."
"They left the basement much cleaner than when they started the job."
"Thanks for your help and the customer service that CommTank provided."
North Reading, Ma
"Your employees did a nice job and were a credit to your company in their professional work and attitude."
"Thank you for doing a very nice job!"
Prides Crossing, MA
"Your crew just left my site and they are wonderful, clean, great, and nice!"
"I would certainly recommend your company."
"These two excellent employees came early, at 7:15 a.m. Which is very appreciated by us, clients that have to leave for our jobs."
"They patched the holes left from removing the fill and vent lines like pros - I did not expect this level of service."
"Kim and I are very happy to have found you!"
"We want to tank your for a job well done while removing the underground oil tank."
"I wanted to thank you for a great job on the installation of the new fuel dispenser."
"Thank you for your donation of 200+ gallons of fuel through your CommTank Cares Program to St. Clement Parish Schools. Your generosity is certainly a help to our schools and parish."
Reverend Paulo Cumin.
"just want to express my appreciation for the excellent service that was provide to me in the removing of our 1,000 gallon underground oil tank."
"What I think I’ll never forget was how clean the basement was after the two men had removed the contaminated soil from our house. It had never looked like that!"
"Early this month your company removed my almost 40-year-old tank from my basement and installed a Roth Tank. I was extremely pleased with the results and with the crew that did the work."
"It was neat and clean and they left the area spotless. The gentleman who came back to inspect the job was kind and courteous."
"The City is extremely grateful to CommTank for its assistance in this cleanup. We believe we made a very wise choice in the selection of CommTank. Please feel free to use me as a reference for your team's pursuit of other environmental work."
Thomas G. Ambrosino.
"She called to brag about how professional the service was, and how clean and precise the installation was."
"We really appreciate the responsiveness to what was a worrying situation and the two men who performed the work were true professionals."
"This company is the best. The price was very reasonable, better than anyone else I contacted, about $300.00 less,"
"I had my oil tank and boiler removed from my home. Comm Tank showed up on time and finished the job quickly and neatly."
"I want to thank CommTank for the wonderful job that your crew did yesterday while removing and installing my oil tank."
"Thanks so much for getting your guys out here so quickly to take care of the issue. While they could not tell exactly what caused the seepage, they ended up replacing the red connector with the fill gauge to be safe."
"There were two crews on separate days that did a great job and were very knowledgeable about their job and company."
"As for me the customer, I am very pleased on the workmanship that was performed, and I would recommend ComTank to anyone that needs a new tank."
"Your workers were out at my house in Wayland last week and did a fantastic job removing the oil tank from my basement."
"The quality of their craftsmanship is buzzworthy, the work surpassed my expectations."
"They showed up on time, were extraordinarily efficient and neat, provided a comprehensive removal, and were very courteous in all our dealings."
John P Senko.
"You and your entire on-site crew, including Santiago and Carlos, all have been first-rate and first-class."
"Thank you for your competence and professionalism, your cheerful and hard-working staff, your expertise with regulations/compliance issues, and for referring us to Tommasino & Tommasino in Boston."
Richard and Kristen Henshaw.
"Please note that this appreciation comes from a person managing construction for clients for some forty years."
"Excellent work so far. We wish these guys were on all three Boston projects."
Peachtree Corners, GA
"He will refer us to anyone and will definitely be using our services again."
"Please let the crew know that I really appreciate the hard work and professionalism."
"I spoke to Cindy the other day and reiterated to her about how happy we were with our experience."
"The thorough explanation of what was to be done was excellent."
"During this past summer I had an underground oil tank removed and replaced with an indoor Roth oil tank, and was exceptionally pleased with the service."
"In my opinion they were very professional and courteous."
Mary Louise Thrower.
"Thanks again to you and your team for the high level of workmanship and customer performance you provided."
"Your company has been most professional, timely, and informative!"
"This was our first experience with your company and we were very pleased from start to finish."
"Your crew were great to work with and did a great job, although very hot out there, they continued on with no complaints."
"All of our clients are more than satisfied with the quality of CommTanks installations and LEO is as well."
"It was a pleasure having them work at my house."
"They quickly went to work and solved the problem. As worried as I was, Luis made me feel that everything was going to be ok. Luis was always there no matter how many times I called."
Jeffery J. Graham.
New Bedford, MA
"We were so pleased with the removal of the old furnace."
"They tore down part of a wall, shoveled, removed my old tank and replaced it with a new tank, also gave me some oil."
"They were courteous and professional, timely and completed everything as well as anyone could have asked."
"I have dealt with contractors before and was very impressed with your crew."