Will Your Consultant Make Firm Recommendations

Recently I was completing a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) on a property in Kansas City, Missouri.  The current owner provided Solid Ground Environmental and the buyer with a Phase I ESA that was done for them when they purchased the property. While reviewing that prior report, I noticed that the consultant identified two…

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Will Your Consultant Go The Extra Mile

The environmental due diligence market is highly competitive.  There are many consulting firms that have excellent reputations for providing high quality service and there are some that unfortunately do not.  Firms that routinely go the extra mile for their clients may charge 10% – 20% more for a Phase I ESA than other low bid…

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Reduce Your Risk When Purchasing A Contaminated Property

If you have been hesitant to purchase or loan money on a property that may have some soil or groundwater contamination, there’s a new Kansas law that may ease your concerns regarding environmental liability. Recently, the Contaminated Property Redevelopment Act was signed into law.  Based on this law, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment…

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Gas Station Phase I and II ESA

At Solid Ground Environmental, we consult with our clients on a wide variety of properties.  When gas stations (or former gas stations) are involved, we often get asked whether it would be advantageous to skip the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) altogether and jump straight to a Phase II.  We are always asking ourselves…

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Vapor Intrusion

Vapor intrusion is quickly becoming a common concern discovered during the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) process.  So, what exactly is vapor intrusion?  How can it affect your property? Vapor intrusion occurs when volatile chemicals from contaminated soil or groundwater migrate from below a property building into the building.  As a result, chemical vapors…

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