Findings of soil contamination on a construction site are a stressful challenge for builders and property owners seeking to build. Contamination of soil on construction sites poses health risks to future inhabitants of the building, as well as to construction workers during the project. Cleaning up known contaminated soil at a building site is also often a legal requirement.
Complex Procedures Require Expert Attention for Soil Remediation
Treating and disposing of contaminated soil is a multi-phased operation involving site assessment, permitting from the county and federal agencies, and safe removal and disposal of the contaminated material itself. Each phase of this process has its own further steps required for safety and legal compliance.
The Environmental Protection Agency has standards known as the Preliminary Remediation Goals, or RPG, which must be met by development groups in Los Angeles and Orange Counties before building. Soil remediation specialists like Tri Span Environmental work with the client through each step of this process.
State-of-the-Art Processes for Soil Remediation
The actual procedure for treating the soil is tailored to the toxic materials present and the location and conditions at the building site. State-of-the-art materials and processes are used for on-site remediation including, vapor extraction, active carbon processes, and high-volume filter pumping.
Depending on the toxic chemicals and concentrations present, soil can be treated on-site or may require extraction and removal to a certified, off-site disposal facility. Different permitting and inspection requirements are needed in each situation, and the services of an experienced and qualified remediation contractor can make this process proceed quickly and without costly delays.