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AST vs. UST

AST Fuel SystemsThere are many Advantages of an Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) versus an Underground Storage Tank (UST). Before you make this very important decision consider the following:

  • INSTALLATION COSTS - Both the AST equipment and installation costs will be much less than the cost of a UST.
     
  • DEPRECIATION - Real estate with underground tanks will depreciate in value due to the threat of contamination, whereas land values with aboveground tanks will remain constant or appreciate with the normal trends.
     
  • SOIL SAMPLES - Expensive soil samples are not required when selling property with an aboveground system.
     
  • SOIL CONTAMINATION - No risk of contamination or expensive remediation with AST's
     
  • VISUAL INSPECTIONS - Easier to inspect and respond to leaks or problems.
     
  • HIGH RESALE VALUE - Our systems retain a high resale value if there is the need to relocate and sell the unit.
     
  • TAX CONSEQUENCES - With our portable system it is considered personal property and is taxed accordingly.
     
  • FINANCING - AST's are easier to finance than UST's because lending institutions are less apt to re-coop their loses in case of default.
     
  • NO UST SUPERFUND COSTS - You will not have to pay into the Federal UST Superfund account when you own an Aboveground Storage System.
     
  • PORTABLE – The obvious advantage to the AST.