Essel's Comprehensive Guide to Soil Management

CRE Guide to Mitigating Risk from Soil Contamination

How dirty is your dirt? The reality is….pretty dirty. Soil is one of the riskiest elements of your real estate development project, and mismanaging it can be disastrous for your budget, your timeline, and your brand value.

The environmental experts at Essel worked together to create How Dirty is Your Dirt as a comprehensive guide to soil testing, remediation, and management. This guide for real estate developers and project managers walks you through each important item in the soil management process.

By the time you realize soil is an issue, it might be too late. Use this guide to stay proactive and keep your project on track.

The ultimate guide to soil contamination, testing, remediation, and management.

Let's Get (Your Soil) Clean

This guide includes:
    • When to test your soil throughout the construction process
    • Permits required for soil remediation and management
    • California regulations for soil disposal
    • Soil contamination limits for your job site
    • Types of hazards to be concerned about
    • Steps to ongoing soil management
    • How to avoid project delays and budget disruptions due to soil

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Soil: Your Most Expensive Development Mistake

When real estate property developers are prepared to start a ground-up or redevelopment construction project, they shouldn’t undervalue the importance of soil testing. Likely, they’ll need to build mass soil transport or excavation into their project plan. Why?

What is Soil Characterization in a Construction Project?

For real estate investors, property managers and construction companies alike, the composition, depth, density, quantity and quality of soils on your site are integral to construction projects. These and other characteristics of the soil throughout an entire site can determine real estate purchases and investments, as well as the kind of structural materials and plan of construction to be used and implemented.

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How to Create a Soil Management Plan

Soil management, also known as soil excavation, involves the planning and execution of soil testing and the removal of contaminated soil from a construction site. Soil Management Plans are documents created by environmental professionals in order to make sure all safety protocols and permitting procedures required by various regulatory agencies are met on job sites with potential contamination issues.

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