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UNDERGROUND AUTOMOBILE LIFTS

Underground automobile lifts systems are typically powered using pressurized air to push hydraulic oil through a system which ultimately raises or lowers a hydraulic piston.  Over time, hydraulic oil from these systems can leak, creating a liability for shop owners and operators.  Depending on future site use, Environmental One either removes these systems permanently, or replaces them with newer contained systems which prevent any leaks from coming in contact with the subsurface. 

Owners and operators are increasingly choosing to remove their underground systems and replacing them with aboveground electric systems.  This is especially true during the course of property transfers and tenant replacements.  During property transfers, sampling the soil beneath these systems is common in order to determine if a leak has occured.

Environmental One provides the following services:

  • Permitting
  • Sawcutting and Concrete Removal
  • Automobile Lift Removal, Transport, and Disposal
  • Hydraulic Oil Removal, Transport, and Disposal
  • Soil Sampling
  • Backfill, Compaction, and Resurfacing
  • Automobile Lift Installation

Full hydraulic systems utilize an underground reservoir typically containing no more than 60 gallons of hydraulic oil.  Underground automobile lift systems are exempt from current underground storage tank regulations.  Because these systems operate outside of the regulatory radar, it is common for owners and operators to dismiss this potential environmental liability.  Preventative measures and due diligence can prevent a more costly course of action in the future.

 Call us toll free at 1-888-ONE-1181 (1-888-663-1181) or e-mail us for further information.