Phase I & II Evaluations
Phase 1 Environmental Walk Thru
All American provides property evaluations and assessment for environmental concerns including abandoned tanks, oil spills and stains, and asbestos contamination. We perform full historical evaluations at local, state, & federal levels to ensure that there are no pre-existing or present environmental concerns, in compliance with ASTMS Standards.
Sub Surface Evaluations
We provide full horizontal & vertical site delineations to investigate & calculate contaminated soil. All American can also perform groundwater testing, and if needed monitoring well installations & closures. Test borings can be performed as needed.
Site Remediation & Soil Clean Up
In 2008 the NJDEP adopted tight new soil remediation standards in order to implement the provision of the Brownfield and Contaminated Site Remediation Act. Under the rule, minimum residential and non-residential direct contact soil remediation standards have been established to replace the previous Soil Cleanup Criteria. Soil or dirt can become contaminated in many ways from many different sources. These include leaks, larger releases, spillage and even improper disposal of hazardous wastes. Our highly trained team can identify levels present and help find the most cost-effective options for disposal. The waste management team at All American has over 15 years experience developing and reviewing Remedial Action Plans for the remediation of contaminated soil.
Sampling & Analysis Soil or Matrix
In order to provide detailed and complete property evaluations, All American’s team of experts will perform a subsurface investigation of the immediate area surrounding the tank, extract soil samples, and send them off to a State Certified Laboratory (Aqua Protech) for a complete analysis. Comprehensive soil test results can be available within 1-4 days. We will evaluate these results and provide you with a plan of action, explaining the best recommendation for the tank and surrounding soil and groundwater.
Many buildings contain asbestos which was used in spray-applied flame retardants, thermal system insulation, and in a variety of other materials. Asbestos was sometimes flocked above false ceilings, inside technical ducts, and in many other small spaces where firefighters would have difficulty gaining access. Structural components like asbestos panels were also used. Depending on how and where asbestos was applied, it might not pose any risk to most users of the building. If the fibers cannot become dislodged, they cannot be inhaled, and thus the asbestos poses no risk. However, some methods of applying asbestos allow asbestos fibers to gradually drop off into the air. Asbestos poses hazards to maintenance personnel who have to drill holes in walls for installation of cables or pipes.
Even if the workers are protected, such maintenance operation may release fibers into the air, which may be inhaled by others. Interventions in areas where asbestos is present often have to follow stringent procedures. Typically, the part of the building from which asbestos is being removed has to be sealed off in order to prevent contamination of the other areas. Methods of sealing off an area often include the use of polyethylene film, tape and negative air pressure machines fitted with HEPA filters. The idea is that the contained area is pulling fresh air in as to not let asbestos fibers out into the surrounding environment.
Removal is not the only means of asbestos abatement. Asbestos and asbestos-bearing materials may be “enclosed” or “encapsulated” to prevent building occupants from being exposed to the fibers.
Oil Tank Installation & Removal
All American is a licensed NJDEP underground storage tank contractor for both Residential & Commercial properties. We have done thousands of property evaluations and completed both under and above ground tank installs and removals.
A typical tank removal will include marking out any public utility lines on your property, filling out all required permit applications. We pass along only the cost of the permits to our clients, there are no extra charges for this service. Any remaining oil or fuel is removed. The tank is safely cut, and any remaining contents (sludge) is vacuumed & cleaned by our OSHA certified field technicians. We have our own vacuum truck, which helps keep costs under control. We never charge fees to drum and dispose of oil sludge. In addition, we create proper manifests and disposal of tank sludge in an environmentally friendly way.
After the old tank has been prepared, we dispose of tank shell and piping at a recycling facility. As needed, All American will backfill, compact, re-grading, and hand-rake work areas. We only use certified clean fill. We provide property owners with copies of all disposal receipts, and these are submitted to and local authorities as needed for final approval.
Non-leaking residential storage tank removal and replacement is typically completed in one day.
At All American Environmental, we provide thorough property evaluations and assessments for a precise and safe outcome. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you to solve your individual problem.