Essel Environmental Rebrands To Reflect ...

Essel Environmental has been a staple environmental consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay area since 2001. In recent years, they have focused on expanding their services and their reach, which recently netted them a nod as one of the 100 fastest-growing companies in the Bay Area. Their two areas…

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How to Create a Soil Management Plan...

Soil management and soil excavation planning can be a complex topic with much to remember. In this blog post, we’ll answer the questions, what is a soil management plan and how are soil management plans created. What is a Soil Management Plan? Soil management, also known as soil excavation, involves…

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The Role of Soil in Minimizing Risk

It’s well known that soil testing is often required by regulatory agencies before starting construction… but why soil testing is required is not often common knowledge. This blog post will provide background information on the safety risks linked to not performing proper soil testing, a mistake that is not only…

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What Determines The Cost Of A Phase II E...

What is a Phase II ESA? Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (Phase II ESAs), are often conducted after Phase I ESAs and involve the sampling of suspected contaminated materials. The assessment cost varies widely, and can range from $6,000 to $60,000.  Phase II ESAs, commonly referred to as subsurface investigations,…

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How can surrounding cleanup sites affect...

Our team is commonly asked the question, “how can surrounding cleanup sites affect my property?” For property owners, whether residential or commercial, it might seem scary to have a cleanup site nearby. After all, how do you know if you and your property are at risk from nearby cleanup sites?…

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5 Myths of Phase I ESA Reporting

In our work with hundreds of commercial real estate owners, investors, project managers and property managers in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, we’ve performed Phase I ESAs for just about every type of property. One thing we’ve encountered is misunderstanding surrounding the report. Check out our guide to…

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