What We Do

Our complete line of services is sure to meet any tank or water needs for your property! We do more than just tank services—keep reading to find out about our site investigation, remediation, structural support, environmental consulting, and septic services.

1Tank Services

Whether you are selling your home or looking to upgrade your oil tank, WRT can assist you with the entire process from beginning to end. We specialize in heating oil tank removals, oil tank installations, soil and ground water remediation, and environmental consulting.

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WRT has a tremendous history of successful tank removals and remediations.

We offer free on-site estimates to evaluate and assess the project so your proposal is customized for your home, not based on a house that's miles away. Based on our custom estimate, we will obtain the proper municipal permits and coordinate with your schedule to get the job completed in a timely manner.

Underground and Aboveground Heating Oil Tank Removal

Whether you want to remove your underground oil tank to convert your home to gas, sell your house, or install a new oil tank, Water Resource Technologies provides high quality services with minimal impact to your property. We will obtain all necessary township permits, schedule municipal inspections, and contact NJ One Call to obtain a utility markout prior to removing the tank.

The morning of the scheduled appointment, we will arrive and uncover the top of the underground storage tank. Any oil remaining in the tank will be transferred into the new oil tank or disposed with any water or sludge according to the NJDEP guidelines. A hole will then be cut into the top of the tank, allowing the inside to be thoroughly cleaned prior to the removal from the ground. Next, the tank and tank excavation will be inspected by the township official. If necessary or requested, a WRT representative will collect soil samples prior to placing clean fill material back into the excavation to determine the presence or absence of oil contamination. Decommissioned tanks will be removed from the property and properly disposed. If contamination exists, WRT will provide a detailed, written cost estimate for the remediation services required to satisfy NJDEP requirements.

Underground And Aboveground Heating Oil Tank Installation

WRT can install a new aboveground or underground oil tank to meet the heating requirements of your home. There are many options when it comes to installing a new tank, and we will sit down and discuss these options with you, for example, the type, size, and location of the tank. There are two main manufacturers for aboveground storage tanks: Roth and Granby. Roth offers a double wall tank with a 30 year warranty in a sleek, compact design. WRT is a Roth Safety Tank certified installer. Granby offers a steel tank or a Pro-tec 20 tank with a double wall polyurethane coating on the bottom and a 20 year warranty.

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2Site Investigation

Sometimes, a complete site investigation is required in order to evaluate the extent of contamination on your property. WRT utilizes our Geo-Probe© or handheld soil sampling equipment to collect soil and ground water samples. We evaluate the presence of contamination and install temporary ground water monitoring points.

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All samples are collected and preserved according to the NJDEP guidelines and analyzed by a NJDEP certified laboratory. WRT will provide you with an accurate evaluation of contamination at the site.

A ground water investigation is conducted to determine the extent and migration of contamination. Temporary or permitted ground water monitoring wells can be installed and sampled to investigate potential contamination of ground water. If migration occurs, a larger investigation must be conducted to determine the extent of the contamination. This will allow us to determine a Remedial Action Workplan to clean up the contamination in the ground water.

Soil Probing

WRT provides GeoProbe© soil sampling services. A GeoProbe© is a direct push boring device used to conduct soil borings within an area of concern to determine if contamination exists, as well as determining the extent of the contamination (also known as delineation). Soil borings can also be conducted around existing underground tanks in order to investigate a potential discharge prior to tank removal. Sample results are normally available within 3 business days.

Monitoring Well Installation

WRT employs a full-time, NJDEP-licensed well driller, allowing us to provide efficient beginning to end soil and ground water remediation services. Since all drilling services are conducted in-house, WRT can install NJDEP permitted monitoring wells within a few days and conduct the necessary sampling required to investigate potential ground water contamination.

WRT is equipped to perform a wide variety of drilling services that are commonly used through the investigative and remedial phases of both residential and commercial clean-ups. Services include air rotary drilling in consolidated formations (where bedrock has been encountered), hollow stem augering in unconsolidated formations, and geo-technical investigations for determining sub-surface soil conditions.

Soil and Ground Water Sampling

WRT will perform sampling of soil and ground water to determine the presence of contamination. The samples are analyzed using certified laboratory testing methods, determining whether contaminants are present and whether they reach a hazardous level. In addition, we use a Photoionization Detector (PID) to quickly and efficiently measure the levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and other gases.

Soil Vapor Intrusion Studies

Vapor intrusion occurs when volatile chemicals migrate from contaminated groundwater or soil into a building above. Cracks in the foundation and openings for utility lines allow chemical vapors to seep into the building, potentially presenting health risks. WRT will test for this problem, evaluate the nature and scope of the intrusion, and mitigate the exposure in the most cost-effective manner.

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3Soil and Ground Water Remediation

In some cases, once the oil tank is removed, a leak is found in the tank. In some cases, contaminated soils or water are encountered in the excavation. WRT will be able to assess the contamination and propose a way to remediate (i.e. clean up) the contamination using excavation, ground water treatment, or in-situ remediation.

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Sometimes, soil or ground water is contaminated by a leaking oil tank. The most widely used form of soil remediation is to utilize an excavator and remove the contaminated soil. There are many different ways to remediate ground water. A vacuum truck can be utilized to pump the ground water from the excavation during the soil removal process or remove ground water from an installed recovery well in a process called Enhanced Fluid Recovery. Other ways to remediate ground water include a pump and treat system or in-situ chemical or biological remediation.

Excavation

Our experienced equipment operators will remove the contaminated soil from your property and properly manifest, transport, and dispose of the soil at a state permitted facility. Once contaminated soils are fully removed, confirmatory and NJDEP required soil samples will be collected and analyzed by an NJDEP certified laboratory. Once the area is no longer contaminated, WRT will transport clean fill material to the property to fill in the excavation site.

Ground Water Treatment

WRT is best known for its ground water treatment systems. Designed and built specifically for your project, the ground water treatment system removes contamination from the ground water in the best way possible. Some projects require chemical oxidation, others require just a pump, carbon filter, and discharge system. No matter what your project needs, the ground water treatment system will be monitored on a weekly basis for efficiency, and quarterly reports will be submitted to the NJDEP regarding the system's effectiveness.

In-Situ Remediation

Similar to bio-remediation, Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE) is an in-situ process used to enhance the natural remediation of petroleum contaminated soils. The treatment is generally used to remove volatiles in soils from the ground surface to the top of the water table (known as the vadose zone). SVE works by drawing air through an extraction well, which in turn creates a pressure gradient. This induces volatiles to diffuse through the soil to the extraction wells. According to the NJDEP's revised "Guidance Document for the Remediation of Contaminated Soils," SVE has demonstrated its effectiveness for halogenated volatiles and fuel hydrocarbons. SVE is also considered a cost effective treatment option when large volumes of soil or inaccessible soils are involved. WRT has developed an automated SVE system which has been utilized on multiple sites to unobtrusively treat soils which could not otherwise be remediated without costly demolition, excavation, and reconstruction activities.

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4Structural Support

If contamination has migrated under your house or other structures, your home may need additional support to maintain its stability. Through the use of Helical Piers, Mini-piles, Concrete Underpinnings, or Support Beams, we can make sure your house is structurally sound.

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WRT will provide the necessary site assessment and engineering design required to support the house structurally. Structural support mechanisms include Helical Piers, Steel I-Beam installation, or mini-piles. We have performed numerous structural supports and have gotten the process down to a science.

Helical Pier Installation

WRT is an AB Chance certified Helical Pier installer. Helical piers are anchors that are screwed into the ground and bolted or clamped to the foundation of the home to provide stability in less than favorable soil conditions. Helical piers can be installed in limited access areas. They are installed below ground levels so they are unseen when the project is complete.

Concrete Underpinning

This underpinning method is generally applied when the existing foundation is at a shallow depth; however, the method still works very well even at greater depths. This method of underpinning is advantageous due to the simplicity of the engineering, the low cost of labor to produce the result, and the continuity of the structure’s uses during construction. Contaminated soils can be removed from beneath the foundation or structure during or after the installation of the concrete underpins.

Support Beam Installation

Using a coordinated system of steel beams, the building can be supported in place. These steel beams are installed below the structure of the building, using a combination of cribbing, temporary footings, mini-piles, and helical piers for support. Once the support beams are installed, excavators will have access to contaminated areas.

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5Environmental Consulting Services

We don't just deal in tanks; for our clients, we deal in paperwork as well. NJDEP requires reports to be prepared, especially in cases of remediation, and we will provide these services in a timely, hassle-free manner.

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In order to complete your soil or ground water remediation project with the NJDEP, a detailed Remedial Action Report must be submitted to the NJDEP with a UHOT questionnaire and certification. Our staff will provide you with your completed Remedial Action Report and UHOT questionnaire in the shortest time possible. WRT will notarize your UHOT certificate in-house and submit the original document to the state on your behalf. The UHOT program allows the NJDEP to close out the incident report on your property within 2-3 weeks.

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6Septic System Installation

Septic systems are complex, requiring knowledgeable and experienced installers. In order to avoid contamination or septic backups, it is recommended that a professional install your septic system. We provide full septic system installation by experienced technicians.

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WRT is a certified installer of on-site wastewater systems. We employ technicians with over 30 years of experience in installing septic systems. Each septic system is designed by a Professional Engineer to fit the needs of your house. Some of the factors built into designing your septic system include the number of bedrooms in the house, type of soil surrounding the house, and the size and slope of the property. The four components of the septic system are the lead pipe from the house to the tank, the septic tank, the distribution box, and the leach field. From start to finish, we will provide a custom solution for your septic needs. All septic system installations comply with state and local regulations, and will last many years with proper care.

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