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Propane Tanks: Underground vs. Aboveground

How do you decide which installation method is best for your home?

Are you in the market for a propane tank for your North Carolina home? If so, you’ve come to the right place! LG Jordan has decades of experience in propane tank installation—and we provide both aboveground and underground tank installation services.

Therein lies the next question: Which is the right one for you? Quite frankly, there is no one-size-fits-all answer for this question. For example, context plays a key factor here. If your property is prone to flooding, an aboveground tank is probably the safer option, as it is bolted to a concrete pad and more stable in the event of a flood emergency

Additional factors include costs, the size of your property, and your residential propane needs.

No matter the situation at-hand, the propane experts at LG Jordan can help you every step of the way with your propane tank installation. We start with determining what size tank you need, taking into consideration things such as how you use propane, and the size of your home. We’ll help you secure all the needed permits, too. Your propane tank will be installed to meet all local and federal safety regulations and uphold our highest standards for safety.

Aboveground Propane Tanks

There are many advantages to aboveground tanks. One of the major advantages is cost.

Installing an aboveground tank will cost dramatically less than an underground propane tank. The national average for installing an aboveground tank is around $1,000—and many times companies will waive this fee altogether if you lease the tank. An underground propane tank averages around $3,100 including the excavation, trenching, running the gas lines, and properly filling around the tank.

If you choose to lease your propane tank, it will have to be installed aboveground so it can be removed if you change propane delivery companies.

Aboveground propane tanks are easier to maintain as well, and usually have a longer life expectancy than underground tanks. Today’s aboveground tanks last an average of 30 years. Underground tanks, depending on the soil, last on average between 20 and 30 years.

Underground Propane Tanks

If you can afford it, underground propane tanks offer several benefits as well. One of the most obvious is aesthetics. Your propane tank won’t be seen beyond the small part left aboveground for filling the tank. It won’t distract from your home and landscaping.

Underground propane tanks are more secure, as they can’t be vandalized. In the rare even of a tank leak, the propane will simply dissipate into the soil. Because propane is nontoxic, it does not harm soil, plant life, or groundwater.

You can trust LG Jordan for expert, safe propane tank installation for your home or business. Contact us today to get started!