Remediation Contracting generally refers to a broad range of contracting services related to cleanup of contaminated or impacted sites. Real estate that has been adversely impacted by natural conditions such as methane or radon gas or tar, or by man-made conditions such as prior uses that resulted in contamination of soil and groundwater on a site, will need the services of an environmental remediation contractor to prepare the site for redevelopment. Typically, the remediation contractor will work off of a remediation plan prepared by a qualified and licensed environmental engineer, but this is not always the case. Sometimes a remediation description or recommendation is provided in a geotechnical or environmental report, or as construction notes on architectural construction documents, but not in an actual plan. In these cases the environmental contractor will be expected to prepare a plan and detail and submit to the GC as part of the Submittal Package.
Site remediation can take many forms, and consist of simple “brute-force” techniques such as removal and hauling off of contaminated soils and replace with imported clean soils, which is most effective on sites where the extent of the contamination is shallow beneath the surface. Where contamination is deeper, more advanced remediation techniques such as soil vapor extraction and air sparging are used.
Remediation contracting is typically handled by contractors with engineering and environmental science backgrounds, general engineering contractor licenses and hazardous waste certifications. At Arroyo Geo, our staff has dozens of years of experience in engineering and environmental contracting. Call or email us to discuss your project needs.