A Phase II subsurface investigation would generally be recommended if historical documents or a site inspection suggests that soil or groundwater contamination might exist at the subject property following a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA).
The purpose of the Phase II Subsurface Investigation is to determine if contamination exist. Investigations determine the impact of the contamination on the soil and/or groundwater conditions beneath a property.
Potentially contaminated sites that are recommended for Phase II subsurface investigations commonly involve:
- Dry cleaning operations
- Printing Facilities
- Manufacturing Facilities
- Gas stations
- Underground StorageTanks (USTs)
- Leaking tanks
- Hazardous materials surrounding the subject property
All of AEI’s Phase II Subsurface Investigations are performed by experienced professional geologists who establish the scope of work, determine the location of each sample and interpret sample results. All samples are analyzed by certified laboratories under the guidelines established by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM).
Once the laboratory results have been acquired, a report is prepared which includes the subject property map, analytical laboratory sample results, and conclusions and recommendations for additional work, if required.