Our comprehensive facility support services range from one-time projects like waste pick up and disposal to ongoing, scheduled services — such as tank cleaning, oil-water separator vacuuming, and plant shutdowns.

With our absolute commitment to professionalism and a “customer first” philosophy, we make it easy for businesses to do right by the environment. Which is why several of the companies we first served when Ambipar Response OSE was founded in 1999 are still clients today.

Our Facility Support clients include companies in these industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Steel
  • Automotive
  • Railroad
  • Chemical
  • Utilities
Planned Outages and Unplanned Outages

Ambipar Response OSE provides industrial cleaning for planned outages, unplanned outages, total shutdowns, and/or partial shutdowns of manufacturing facilities.

We understand the importance of minimizing downtime.
Our teams are trained and structured to mobilize rapidly when outages occur — scheduled or otherwise. We routinely work 24/7 — and during holidays & weekends — to complete outage work on your schedule.

Just as importantly, we can safely complete a broad range of maintenance tasks in short order.

Just a few things we clean during outages:

  • Water treatment clarifiers
  • Oil-water separators
  • Production lines
  • Machinery
  • Bag houses
  • Storm drains

24 Hour Emergency Outage Response
Ambipar is a 24 hour emergency response company ready to go at all hours with environmental technicians, wet or dry vacuum trucks, pressure washers and hydroblasters. We work efficiently and safely keeping in mind that every minute our client’s machinery is down, money is being lost.

Industries we’ve served include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Steel
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Semiconductor & Metals
  • Petrochemical & Refining
  • Utilities
Hydro Excavation

Hydro Vacuum Excavation is a safe, precise, non-destructive technique our industrial services crews use to excavate without risking costly damage to underground facilities — like buried utility lines or pipes, and even tree roots. 

How Hydro Excavation Works

Our hydro excavation equipment breaks up, and cuts through, soil — by discharging high-pressure water in concert with an air vacuum. 

As soil is broken up, the vacuum collects it — then transfers it to a debris tank. After buried utility lines have been exposed, identified and recorded, the collected soil can be returned to the ground.

Typical Hydro Excavation Uses

  • Non-destructive digging 
  • Remote excavation
  • Excavating remotely at long distances
  • Potholing
  • Precision slot trenching
  • Pressure digging
  • Excavation in frozen ground
  • Elevator pit cleaning

Why Use Vacuum Excavation?

Safety is the key reason, even with routine underground repair and maintenance jobs. 

Accidents can cost millions in damage — not to mention serious, even life-threatening, injuries to workers and the public. Which is why many states require visual verification around utilities before repair or construction work can begin. 

The added bonus to Vacuum Excavation is, it creates very small repair holes — minimizing the cost of environmental and surface replacement, while also minimizing disruption to traffic and commerce.

To learn more about hydro excavation and soft digging, contact Roger Guy at roger.guy@ambipar.com | 205-595-8188

Hydroblasting & Pressure Cleaning

Hydroblasting can prevent expensive downtime and preserve the life of your equipment. Our trained technicians routinely use high-pressure water to clean everything from machinery to tanks and boilers.

Hydroblasting safely and efficiently removes by-product, deposits and waste from equipment surfaces. Our equipment is capable of cleaning with pressures of up to 10,000 – 20,000 psi, and our team has an exceptional safety record. All members are 40-hour HAZWOPER, MSHA, First Aid and CPR certified.

Moreover, our crews are multi-capability — and can handle several levels of cleaning with one visit to your facility.

Common Hydroblasting Applications

  • Coating removal
  • Weld preparation and mill scale removal
  • Surface preparation and cleaning
  • Refractory removal
  • Polymer removal
  • Online cleaning
  • Automated cleaning technologies
  • Air pre-heaters
  • Decoking
  • Boiler deslagging
  • Boiler recovery bottoms
  • Exchangers
  • Furnaces
  • Reactors
  • Evaporators
  • Clarifiers
  • Condenser tubes
  • Water recirculation
  • Spray towers
  • Kilns
  • *3D Capable

Customized Hydroblasting Solutions

No two hydroblasting jobs are exactly the same, which is why we create specialized plans for each facility: Selecting the right equipment, and approach, to get the job done as efficiently, effectively and (most important) safely as possible.

Tank Cleaning / Confined Space

Regularly maintaining even the hardest-to-reach places can lengthen the life of your machinery, while maximizing production efficiency. We offer tank cleaning & pressure washing services —both scheduled and on a 24/7 emergency basis.

OSE’s confined-space-entry services include:

Cleaning of - -

  • Frack tanks
  • Aboveground storage tanks
  • Underground storage tanks
  • Fuel, crude, or slop oil tanks
  • Manholes and vaults
  • Vacuum services
  • Heavy contaminant / build-up removal
  • Pressure washing
  • Waste transport and disposal
  • 24/7 OSHA and HAZWOPER certified emergency response

We specialize in cleaning tanks used for storing oil, hazardous chemicals, asphalt, wastewater, and even solid materials. Since 1999, we’ve cleaned virtually every type of tank and material.

Our technicians can handle all types of materials — including corrosive or flammable liquids — and work safely in storage tanks (aboveground or underground), sumps and separators.

Tank cleaning safety

Confined spaces like tanks and vaults are not considered safe for untrained employees. Which is another reason to use our technicians — all of whom are Confined Space trained, and 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) certified, to OSHA standards.

For every job, we conduct a thorough hazard and risk assessment, then develop a site-specific health and safety plan — identifying the hazards as well as the controls we’ll use to ensure the job is completed safely.

Call us today to schedule a free assessment (205-595-8188)

We never charge to visit your site and produce a quote for our services.

Waste Stream Management

Ambipar Response OSE provides Cradle To Grave waste stream management support. We’ve successfully handled waste for hundreds of facilities — helping clients reduce their costs and improve their environmental impact, while (most importantly) providing safe and compliant cleanup of their facilities.

Our support services include

  • Environmental consulting
  • Waste minimization using - -
  • Vacuum Trucks
  • Pressure Washing
  • Tank Cleaning
  • Waste Removal & Disposal (hazardous & nonhazardous)

Our process

Our team first conducts a thorough evaluation of your entire facility — which we’ll use to create a total waste stream management plan. We’ll protect your facility from liability, by ensuring the proper handling, labeling, transportation and disposal of all waste. Moreover, we only use disposal facilities that can dispose of waste in an environmentally sound manner.

Waste disposal and diversion options:

Landfill Disposal
We offer landfill disposal options for hazardous and nonhazardous waste. We can dispose of waste in bulk and, through our relationships with disposal facilities, broker lower disposal costs than individual clients can.

Incineration produces the most complete destruction of your waste, and can help your organization reach your zero landfill goals. Our partners offer incineration services for hazardous and nonhazardous waste.

We help many of our clients reach their sustainability goals by identifying opportunities for recycling waste into new raw materials — or making other beneficial reuse of waste; solutions that preserve our environment, limit our dependence on landfills, and very often result in significant ongoing savings for your organization.

Fuel Blending 
If your organization’s waste is compatible with fuel blending processes, we partner with several fuel blending facilities throughout the Southeast — all offering state of the art technology to help conserve fossil fuels and limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Hazardous Waste Stream Management
We’ll complete all the necessary profiles for the state. We’ll safely transport your waste to the facility best equipped to dispose of it in an environmentally sound manner. And we’ll provide all the necessary disposal manifests and certificates for your records.

Non-Hazardous Waste Stream Management
Much of the waste we remove and dispose-of is classified as nonhazardous. Our experienced technicians use specialized equipment — including vacuum trucks and pressure washers — to clean up hard-to-access waste.

Once we’ve cleaned up the non-hazardous waste, we’ll complete all necessary profiles for the state — then safely transport it to an appropriate facility. And we’ll provide all the necessary disposal manifests and certificates for your records.

We regularly manage nonhazardous waste for clients in these industries:

  • Chemical
  • Energy
  • Steel
  • Automotive Manufacturing

Universal Waste Stream Management
The EPA defines Universal Waste as “hazardous waste” containing highly common materials. Managing your universal waste disposal, we can save you time and reduce your long-term liability.

We offer our support either on regular pickup schedules or As Needed — and we can recycle, or find alternative uses for, as much of your universal waste as possible.

We manage the following universal waste materials:

  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Lamps/HID Bulbs
  • Ballast
  • Electronics
  • Thermostats

We offer true Single Source support for all of your waste management needs, with expert solutions from seasoned professionals, rapid response times, and fair and transparent pricing. We pride ourselves on always being accessible, day or night. Whether you need scheduled maintenance or emergency cleanup, count on us to do jobs right. Every time.

Vacuum Trucks

Wet and Dry Vacuum Trucks

Our wet and dry vacuum trucks range in size from 16 cubic yards / 3,500 gallons to 19 cubic yards / 4,500 gallons — and can remove dry materials, dust, sludge or liquids. They’re also equipped for air knife and hydroblasting services. What’s more, our fleet is large enough to rapidly mobilize and manage your environmental cleanup jobs. Our industrial environmental technicians are all CDL, 40-hour HAZWOPER and Confined Space certified — with extensive vacuum-truck-operating experience.

Once your waste has been removed, we can transport it to a disposal facility, or discharge it onsite into DOT-approved transport containers.

Common Vacuum Truck Applications

  • Bag houses/dust collectors
  • Ash hoppers
  • Clarifiers
  • Elevator shafts
  • Silos
  • Oil pits
  • Sumps
  • Tanks
  • Railcars
  • Wet/dry spills
  • Sewage treatment plants
  • Sewer lines
  • Sludge
  • Ponds
  • Production & process piping
  • Floor drains
  • Catch basins and lagoons
  • Vacuum Lids for Small Jobs

If you have a small cleanup job, or a cleanup job in a confined area - -

Consider our vacuum drum lid service — with materials vacuumed straight into drums, ready for transportation. It’s a quick and efficient method that prevents double handling, and — for small quantities — is more cost-effective than vacuum trucks for drumming-up waste. It requires just two technicians, and works well for both dust and liquid waste.

Oil-Water Separator Maintenance

Oil-water separators need to be properly and regularly maintained to stay in good working order. Conversely, poorly managed oil-water separators can pollute surface and ground water — leading to costly environmental violations.

We can help you minimize oil-water separators’ impact on your budget and the environment by preventing the buildup of oil and other debris — which can stop outlets, and make them useless.

Our trained technicians regularly maintain above-ground and below-ground oil-water separators — pressure washing, cleaning and vacumming-out bottom sludge. All of which helps drainage, while preventing damage.

For a quote on a separator for your specific needs, call us at 205 595 8188.


Waterproofing involves preparing and installing different material systems that work together to form a water-impervious surface.

We install the following systems:

  • Damp Proofing
  • Below-Grade Waterproofing
  • Air & Vapor Barriers
  • Traffic Coding
  • Joint Sealants
  • Expansion Joint Assemblies
  • Concrete Repair

Waterproofing systems include

  • Sheet Membrane
  • Fluid Applied
  • Cementitious
  • Crystalline
  • Bentonite

Our Waterproofing Approach

For each job, we select a single manufacturer’s components — which ensures the finished product functions as a unified, integrated system.

Many of our competitors use multiple manufacturers — which may reduce component costs, but compromises system quality. Our approach comes from exceptionally deep experience in this industry — which also gives us the ability to analyze any issue at hand, and quickly generate dependable solutions.

Masonry Repair
Masonry repairs involve repairing or replacing deteriorated mortar joints and/or missing, broken or spalled brick or other masonry units. We’re experienced in tuck-pointing deteriorated mortar joints, by grinding-back existing mortar — then replacing it with new mortar — or by removing damaged masonry units, and installing new ones.

Concrete Repair 
Concrete repairs include repairing or replacing spalled or deteriorated concrete and corroded reinforcing steel — which can also include injecting epoxy resin into concrete-structure cracks. These repairs are common in building structures, walkways and parking decks. We can demolish, and prepare concrete in beams — then patch columns and slabs with a structural repair mortar.

Carbon Fiber Reinforcing
Carbon fiber and polymers are used to enhance existing structural members in buildings, bridges and parking decks. It’s done to increase the loading capacity of members for a variety of reasons, such as adding switch gears, medical equipment or building additions. Our craftsman are experienced in the preparation and installation of carbon fiber systems, and we typically offer design services — working with our clients’ engineers to develop systems that meet their specific structural loading requirements.

Green & Garden-Roof Waterproofing
An increasingly common approach to insulating roofs from the sun’s heat is to partially or completely cover them with grass or other vegetation — installed on a waterproof membrane. Rooftop areas can include paver systems to provide for pedestrian access. One Stop’s professionals design and install insulation, root barriers, water retention mats, drainage mats, growing medias, vegetation and paver systems.

Deck Coating
A fluid-applied polyurethane system can be used to protect a parking deck, balcony or walkway from water intrusion damage — or to protect spaces beneath coated areas from water intrusion. One Stop prepares concrete, and installs vehicular or pedestrian coating systems.

Air and Vapor Barrier Waterproofing
Air and Vapor Barrier coatings help restrict the flow of water vapor and air through building material. Our teams can install Fluid Applied or Sheet air and vapor barrier materials to a cavity wall substrate. If there are any questions about the best possible product to use (based on, IE, your structure’s geographic location, or your specific outcome objectives), we’ll produce a detailed manufacturer’s building analysis and recommendations.

Elastomeric & Acrylic Coating
Waterproofing porous exterior substrates with fluid applied coating materials can protect and beautify a building’s exterior veneer. Elastomeric coatings can be used to bridge cracks in a building’s veneer. What’s more, these coatings can usually be tinted to a wide variety of colors. Simpson, our coatings partner, offers exceptional experience in installing exterior façade coatings on buildings, parking decks and other structures.

Exterior Restoration Cleaning
If your building is showing an exterior buildup of biological or atmospheric staining and soiling, we have the chemicals, and the application expertise, to safely clean and restore its exterior substrates.

Water Repellant Waterproofing
A solution of silanes, siloxanes or silane siloxane blends that can be applied to most porous surfaces to increase the substrates ability to resist water penetration. We provide installation of water repellants to brick, concrete masonry units, concrete, precast and natural stones and other porous surfaces.

Anti-Graffiti Coating 
Grafitti isn’t merely irritating. It can literally set-off the downfall of entire neighborhoods on multiple fronts — from property values to crime rates. One Stop offers a coating process that can prevent graffiti from adhering to building exteriors and veneers — including concrete, brick, CMU and — allowing for easy removal if your property has been violated.

Joint-Sealant Waterproofing
Whether to prevent air and moisture intrusion or to provide filler for openings, One Stop can install new sealants — polyurethane, silicone, epoxy — and replace existing sealants in buildings, parking decks water treatment facilities and other structures. We can also glaze window systems to seal window units, install preformed silicone extrusions to moving substrates (without actual joint openings such as metal coping to coping joints or window frame joints), and install epoxy joint filler in sawn joints in concrete slabs.

Expansion Joint Assemblies
One Stop offers this waterproofing service cover or fill expansion gaps or joints in walls, floors and ceilings of buildings, bridges, walkways and parking decks. Moreover, our assembly can provide fire ratings when required. Our team’s capabilities include installing, repairing or replacing expansion joint assemblies, fillers and covers.

Chemical Grouting
One Stop’s certified employees can drill and port cracks, then pressure inject them with polyurethane grout to stop leaks.

The Single-Source Solution for Reducing Your Costs

Subject Matter Expertise
Consider, for instance, the matter of waste management: Many facilities face issues like zero landfill, or maturity models with aggressive sustainability goals. Regardless of the challenge, we can help facilities meet their goals by providing expert waste management advice.

Waste Minimization
Not only do our waste minimization services reduce your environmental impact, our bulk disposal methods will also save you from wasting money on the disposal of partially empty containers.

Recycling vs. Disposal
We often help our clients develop strategies for recycling their waste, or using it in alternative ways (like safe burning for power generation) — saving them on disposal fees.

Disposal Saving Opportunities
We can dispose of waste in bulk and, through our relationships with disposal facilities, broker lower disposal costs than individual clients can.

Purchase consulting
Making smart, informed investments for your facility will help you minimize your long-term disposal costs.

Environmental Compliance
Many of the facilities we support maintain small crews with multiple responsibilities — leaving them precious little time to manage their environmental needs.

In those situations, we partner with maintenance crews — keeping them aware of scheduled housekeeping tasks that need to be performed. With our additional support in audit preparation, we help clients avoid costly fines.

We maintain detailed documentation of our work, to make reporting easy for clients.