We have a water storage tank that is leaking but cannot find the leak.
They have scoped the pipes, used dye to try to track with no luck.
Does anyone know if ground penetrating radar or some other thing that we can try to locate this leak?
Any help is appreciated!
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11/11/2021 08:08:14 am
Many years ago we had a similar problem and found great solution. We hired a company that specialized in finding leaks in underground pipes with ultrasound. They attached an ultrasound to a hydrant (maybe it was two hydrants) and used a receiver to "hear" the leak. They were accurate to within about a meter. I can't remember the name of the company because it was over 20 years ago, but it was impressive.
11/11/2021 08:26:08 am
spray soapy water on it.
11/11/2021 08:34:06 am
Although I have never used this company before in the past, I have heard of using ultrasound to detect leaks. Worth taking a peak:
11/11/2021 09:46:32 am
Is this question about a buried or above ground tank?
11/11/2021 11:39:50 am
American Leak Detection or Google "leak detection."
11/11/2021 05:57:07 pm
There's a guy named Darrin Yates who inspects tanks from the inside with a submersible robot. Yates Tank inspection. He works out of Kentucky, but he travels around the country. If your tank is leaking, you may have a big problem. For bolted or welded steel above ground tanks surface rust has penetrated and compromised the integrity of the tank. If it's underground, and it's concrete or fiberglass constructed, the ground could have settled and cracked the tank. If this is the case, depending how deep, you may not see or hear the water. Your looking at draining the tank and sending somebody into the tank to repair it. It's confined space work, and they have to use rigging gear. If it is concrete a company like Olshams can inject epoxy resin in the crack and seal it. If the costing failed, water could just be seeping through the concrete. May need to strip and recoat the tank. I recommend the robot video inspection. Darrin Yates 270.625.4898
11/22/2022 07:52:25 pm
This is something we can't do on our own. Might as well hire a professional to do this.
Hey there! I really enjoyed reading your blog on finding a leak in a water storage tank. Your tips for identifying the location of the leak by examining the tank's exterior, checking the soil around the tank, and using a dye test were really helpful. It's always good to have a clear understanding of where a leak is coming from, especially when it comes to water storage tanks. Thanks for sharing your knowledge on this topic!
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