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raj_168, Home Buyer in Edison, NJ

what would cost to remove a in-ground oil tank from a residence. Home is build in 1947?

Asked by raj_168, Edison, NJ Sat Mar 23, 2013

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I have a company that guarantees that if there is a spill cost will not be more than $8888
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 24, 2013
depends on the size and if it is under a driveway or just dirt
$1800 is what the last one cost
I recommend Lombardo Environmentals
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 24, 2013
It's best to make sure the tank isn't leaking before you remove it as the cost to remove it can sky rocket.
Like other have mentioned below, you will want to get estimates completed by reputable companies.
This is very important.

Good luck to you!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 23, 2013
From experience, average cost that I can tell $3500 - $4000.

You need to be CAREFUL and go with a reputable company. I have also seen a lot of scam companies that charge $500 testing fees, and come in thou none of it was thousands above estimates. I have seen places tested 2 times.. with NO problem findings and then a third company called in that said the site needed a $17000 clean-up.

Be sure you get in a qualified company.

You are at their mercy and they can scam the daylights out of you and the seller!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 23, 2013
Hi Raj, I have seen these estimates run from $1500-3000. Is it already decommissioned? Do you need to install another one or run a gas line? As Brian indicates, cost can esclate if the tank was bad... There are lots of factors to consider.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 23, 2013
Hello Raj,
The cost of the oil tank removal will depend on many factors among them are accessibility and size, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. If the soil is contaminated, the cost will skyrocket. You will also need to have a soil test done, so the total cost will be more than just tank removal.
For complete costs in your area you should contact at least 2 companies and get estimates. Your Realtor should be able to help you find an choose a tank removal company.
Good luck.
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