Underground Oil Tank Removal: 1000 Gallon Tank and Trees!
We were expecting a 500 gallon tank, but it turned out to be a 1000 gallon tank. Since the tank was longer, it went further than expected. We found trees growing over top and alongside the tank, which prevented us from extracting it without risking the trees hitting the house.
The tank had to be removed due to a pending real estate transaction, so we opted to empty the tank and clean it, then put the job on hold while waiting for the trees to be removed.
Fortunately, a nearby neighbor had a tree service and free time. He was able to come over and drop the trees that afternoon. Our client called us later in the day, updated us about the trees, and asked when we could return to continue.
Since we were close by we loaded up our equipment and returned to the jobsite and completed the tank removal on the same day.