Storage Tank Services Designed for Safety and Environmental Protection 

Fuel tanks play a vital role in securely storing fuel. When in pristine condition, your tank protects fuel from contamination, prevents leaks and keeps you compliant with government regulations. A great tank keeps your fuel supply consistent and easy to manage.

An old, damaged or unmaintained fuel tank can be a recipe for environmental disaster. If a fuel tank corrodes and lets fuel leak into the ground, it can have long-term impacts on the soil, nearby waterways and even the air. Fuels such as gasoline are not good for the health of people or animals — they can even be carcinogenic. 

Even if it never leaks, a left behind fuel tank can spur regulatory violations and unexpected costs for commercial property owners. From the inspection to remediations you need reliable and professional technicians ready to provide expert advice and services. 

Commonwealth Environmental Association is a Richmond, VA-based environmental services company with the capability to help you with all facets of storage tank management: testing, removal, replacement, site characterization, corrective and remedial actions. Our team travels around the East Coast to help you ensure the fuel tank on your property is safe, stable and compliant with federal guidelines. 

Contact us today to receive a quote and recommendations for your fuel tank needs. 

Under and Above Ground Fuel Tank Assessment, Removal and Replacement

CEA fully understand the governing regulations of each locality, in order to ensure your fuel containment equipment is compliant and secure. Each of our fuel tank assessments provides you with straightforward information about any potential negative impacts on your property. 

Whether it’s the removal of a tank at a former gas station property or the installation of a replacement tank, you’re in good hands. From tank closure/removal, leak investigation and cleanup, CEA has the fuel tank skills for the job.

In order to provide the most comprehensive fuel tank services on the East Coast, our team also can oversee design and provide project management services for system upgrades upon the completion of remediation.

Initially, a tank assessment should be completed to determine if a leak of petroleum has occurred. The initial tank assessment typically includes the collection of soil samples adjacent to the tank. If a leak has occurred, it must be reported to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ). The VDEQ currently has a program to assist in the cleanup process. Typically, the deductible for the commercial use tanks is $5,000 through the VDEQ program.


Cathodic Protection Testing Services

Cathodic protection (CP) is one option for protecting an underground storage tank from corrosion. The system must be tested by a qualified cathodic protection tester within six months of installation and at least every three years thereafter. In addition, cathodic protection systems must be tested within six months of any repair to any cathodic-protected Underground Storage Tank system.

Who Can Benefit from Comprehensive Fuel Tank Services? 

Maintaining a fuel tank is a massive responsibility. Most commercial gas or fuel storage totals thousands of pounds of liquid. Whether it’s diesel fuel, standard gasoline or another hazardous oil — your tank is essential to preventing a spill and providing reliable storage. On-site and complete tank services are helpful for:

  • Agricultural businesses who rely on having gas in bulk 
  • Gas companies switching out tanks they no longer use
  • Properties for sale that do not require fuel tanks any more
  • Any business or area with an unneeded fuel tank 
  • Commercial businesses with outdated tanks in need of replacement
  • Any tank experiencing a spill or leak 
  • Corroded or deteriorating fuel tanks 
  • Tanks that fail to meet government compliance 
  • Storage tanks that are the wrong size
  • Meeting new industry requirements 
  • Getting a property back to dirt for a sale 
  • Resolutions after a failed Environmental Site Assessment 

Whether you’re in need of a new tank installation, want an old one removed or had an emergency that sparked the need for remediation — Commonwealth Environmental Associates has a skilled team ready to help you quickly find a solution. Give us a call to safely and efficiently solve your storage tank concerns. 

Fuel Tank Inspections, Maintenance and Remediation Services in Mid-Atlantic States 

Commonwealth Environmental Associates is a Virginia-based environmental services company with a wide-range of commercial fuel tank consulting capabilities. 

Our Commercial Fuel Tank Services are available in Eastern states:

  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Tennessee
  • Ohio

CEA’s Richmond-Based Professionals Offer Fuel Tank Services in all Virginia cities including:

  • Richmond, VA
  • Harrisonburg, VA
  • Lexington, VA
  • Staunton, VA
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Fredericksburg, VA 
  • Lynchburg, VA 

Ready to Improve or Remove Your Fuel Tank System?

Commonwealth Environmental Associates have decades of experience keeping the environment protected from leaking and ruined fuel tank. Our team expertly provides a full-service approach to maintaining your storage tank. From testing to removal and remediation — you have a trusted partner in handling you fuel under and above ground. Call CEA today for services focused on protecting your property and saving you money.