Storage Tank Removal in Reading PA | Empire Services
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Storage Tank Removal

“ Our success is due to customer satisfaction, and our customer’s satisfaction comes from empire’s ability to respond. ”


We have the experience, capabilities,and equipment to handle virtually any underground and above ground storage tank (UST/AST) project, as regulated in the Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act (Act 32 of 1989 as amended, with an upgrade deadline date of December 1998).

By combining the specialized resources of Empire Services and our sister company Elk Environmental Services, we offer a “single source” professional approach to your storage tank management program. If you’re face with critical deadlines to comply with the regulations for the proper management and upgrading of USTs, we have easy and timely solutions. Plus, we perform comprehensive tank inspections, cleaning, and maintenance.

Tank Removal Empire Services, also operating as Empire Wrecking Company of Reading, PA, was established in 1955. We specialize in demolition, excavation and site development projects, with trained crews and an inventory of heavy equipment. Our sister company Elk Environmental Services has been in the environmental business for more than 25 years, offering an array of services from consulting, to hazardous waste transportation and disposal, to remedial field services. Both our firms have in-depth experience in working with USTs and ASTs.

Under the direction of one of our professional project managers, we are certified by the DEP to accomplish tank inspection and tank handling activities:

  • Site assessments, characterization, and consultation.

  • Subsurface investigations for leaks, and to determine the extent of leaks.

  • Precision tank and line testing.

  • Tank cleaning, maintenance, repair, and upgrading.

  • In-place temporary or permanent tank closures.

  • Excavation, tank removal, and disposal (including the proper handling of any waste materials contained in the tank), plus clean-up of contaminated soil if necessary.

  • Pre-installation inspection of new tanks.

  • Complete installation of tanks, piping and associated systems, and monitoring equipment.

We solve storage tank problems effectively and economically

Don’t risk potential problems from having a leaking storage tank. Call us at 610-372-6511. We’ll start your project with detailed discussions, and a proposal to perform the necessary assessment and characterization activity. Then upon completion of this investigative phase, we’ll review all the specifics of our procedures and findings with you.

If tank removal or remedial work is required, we’ll submit a proposal of recommendations, and we’ll perform the project effectively, economically, and in full compliance with the applicable environmental regulations.

Finally, after completion of the total project, we’ll provide you with formal project documentation for both the assessment and remedial phases of our work. This is your proof that all activities have been accomplished as required by the government program.