October 25th, 2022

SSCI was selected to accomplish the fuel tank removal of a former gas station on the TxDOT 288 Expansion Project.  SSCI provided the engineering design, construction, and environmental field investigations for the tank removal.  The fueling system consisted of two (2) 20,000-gallon underground storage tanks (USTs).  One containing gasoline and the other diesel fuel.  Please read below to see how this was accomplished one step at a time. Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint Surveys First step:  SSCI performed an Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint Survey for demolition.  The objective was to identify and sample suspect asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) and Lead-Based Paint Materials Read More »

January 17th, 2022

When buying or selling commercial real estate (CRE) this year, property owners should note: The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) ASTM E1527-21 standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) was published on November 1, 2021. The standard is currently under Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) review and is expected to go into effect within a few months to a year from now. • The historical records review will now require the review of aerial photographs, topographic maps, fire insurance maps and city directories for the subject and adjoining properties. These were suggested in the past. • To qualify Read More »