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For more than four years QuadCo Environmental provided services to residents of the Hampton Roads area, and Northeast North Carolina as shown here.
We performed in-place tank closures as well as the removal of underground heating oil tanks, removal of above ground tanks, soil testing, oil spill clean up and soil removal/replacement from sites that were contaminated by discharges of fuel oil from leaking tanks or fuel spills, and some demolition work(which I enjoyed immensely!)
I have over 45 years of hands-on construction, supervisory and engineering experience and have been involved in many different types of operations in that time. I decided to use my knowledge make people's personal environment safe for them and their families while preventing the toxic poisons in fuel oil tanks from migrating into the waters that surround us.
I spoke with the head of the residential tank services at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality(DEQ), researched the matter, and made the decision to provide the best method of efficiently performing a professional service which would eliminate the threats to health and the environment by properly cleaning the toxic material from the tanks and disposing it in an approved environmental disposal facility. This in order to provide the service for a reasonable amount compared to the large companies that were doing this work.
I am sorry to say that because the Virginia laws DO NOT require the toxic contents of the tanks to be removed and properly disposed of, which has given people the opportunity to use less expensive methods to "close" heating oil tanks and be in compliance with those laws. Many heating oil sales companies are now "closing" tanks in a way which meets the irresponsible Virginia definition of a "closed" tank.
It became financially impossible to provide the kind of excellent services we performed, carry the very expensive environmental business insurance, pay the high local business taxes, maintain the equipment and perform the work for a lower price. I kept the operation small and efficient specializing in that one service. But, the work we did cannot be done $1100.00 that others charge to blow foam in a tank full of toxic material. It seems ludicrous to me that people would choose such an option to save the several hundred dollars it would have taken to do the work correctly - regardless of the Virginia law. It was impossible to continue to offer our kind of service in the Virginia and North Carolina market.
Please read the the FAQ section. The questions that I have answered there were provided by the website service. I did not make them up. I have paid for the website in order for the information to remain an educational source for those who have a tank that must be removed or closed-in-place, and have concerns about the correct way to have the work done, but don't know where to find the information required to make the right decision.
Thank you sincerely to all my clients of the last 4+ years, not just because you were my clients, more so because you were the kind of honorable people that wanted to do the right thing and were willing to pay the little extra money and put up with the small extra inconvenience to do the work in the most responsible way as shown in the gallery.