Soil Testing

At Benchmark Environmental, we provide soil testing and inspection services to commercial property owners, property management companies, government agencies, lending institutions, and real estate professionals in and around San Jose. Our team of environmental consultants specializes in property assessments involving underground and surface contamination in the State of California.

We can help you with professional soil sample collection and analysis, as well as remediation plan design and oversight.

How Soil Testing & Inspection Works

We will visit your site to determine the best locations for soil testing and inspection. Our surveyors chose areas of the property to drill. Then, we bore to a depth of approximately 16 feet below the surface at each chosen location. Our certified environmental inspectors collect soil samples for field screening and lab analysis.

Ground Contaminants We Test For

We test for a variety of possible ground contaminants and work with third-party accredited laboratories to analyze the samples.

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Benzene
  • Toluene
  • Ethylbenzene & Xylenes (BTEX)
  • Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE)
  • Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds (SVOCs)
  • Polynuclear Aromatics (PNAs)
  • Total Metals
  • PH

Hazardous Contamination Investigation

Performing soil tests and groundwater tests will show whether or not hazardous materials have leaked out of the containers and penetrated the surrounding soil or water sources. When underground gas storage tanks or drums are discovered buried on the property, for example, it is important to test for contaminants.

We perform our subsurface contamination investigations according to the American Society for Test and Materials (ASTM) standards.

Soil Contamination Remediation Plans

Upon receiving positive tests for hazardous materials contamination, we can design a comprehensive remediation protocol that adheres to all state and federal requirements. With over 20 years of experience in soil analysis, we provide you with expert remediation plans that follow best practices and minimize costs.

Project Monitoring & Post-Remediation Testing

We also provide project monitoring services and will work with your remediation contractor to ensure that all hazardous materials are removed. Upon project completion, we can resample the affected areas and issue site clearances.

Schedule Soil Testing In San Jose

Benchmark Environmental Engineering has over two decades of experience performing soil testing and inspection in San Jose and San Diego. We offer a comprehensive scope of services associated with property contamination, from the initial investigation and testing to remedial plan design to project oversight and clearance testing.

If you suspect that your California commercial property may contain hazardous contaminants, contact us today to schedule professional soil testing and assessment.

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