Phase II sampling is often performed after suspected Areas of Environmental Concern (AECs) are identified during the due diligence process. Sometimes a property owner knows of potential problems and will request sampling to learn more. Sampling results sometimes indicate that remediation is necessary.
ESA’s staff uses various methods to collect samples. These include both surface and subsurface sample collection methodologies (i.e., hand-augers, GeoProbe®, truck-mounted hollow stem augers, etc.). These services include the installation of groundwater monitor wells and the acquisition of both soil and groundwater samples. Additionally, we can sample hazardous waste from drums, pits, tanks and lagoons, as well as collect wipe samples from interior or exterior building surfaces.