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I dont have the results yet, they are still in the lab, but when they come they will look something like this (I will attach)
Would you be able to interperate those reults and give a conclusion on whether the soil is contaminated
I am building a house on the site
let me print this out and take a look.
So this is just a sample, you said? When will you be getting the actual results?
I will be getting them tomorrow afternoon. Unfortunately I need the analysis asap
so you are just looking a soil contamination issues, not bearing issue?
sorry what does bearing issue mean?
What I'm needing is the figures analysed and a conclusion drawn up against them to say if any of the levels are above acceptable levels - in which case remediation measures would need to be taken
I'm confident that there isnt any contamination, but I still have to do this!
this is usually something the test lab will do for you. They usually put the limits of each contaminant.
I see...well I belive the the report will be pretty much identical in structure to this one, and I'm just concerned that if I present it to an environmental officer will he be able to make a decision from it?
The key is to know if any of the controlled substances are in excessive concentrations
Is there a suspicion of a specific contamination?
what the site previously used as a dairy or a manufacturing facility?
Was used as a garage to service coaches - this ceased 30yrs ago
Before we get started I’d like to point out that a Professional Engineer’s standard of care typically includes a site visit to assess field conditions and get an overall understanding of the project.I should be able to give you a good idea of contamination. The information provided is meant for planning purposes only and is based on the information provided by you.
Let me know when you get the report tomorrow and I will look at it right away.
OK, thats fine, i can attached a phase 1 desk study and a site investigation report that ive had done
Ideally I should be using the company that did these two reports to do this phase 2 intrusive investigation, however they have let me down, and we're coming close to the deadline, so I've had to try another route
I can switch over to the Q&A format and then I will send you an e-mail right away. It will go to the e-mail address you gave the site when you signed up. Just reply to that e-mail so I know you got it and then you can attach your report to the e-mail as a reply tomorrow. Make sense?
yes fine - thanks
I am going to switch over right now, look for an e-mail.
my email address may not be listed, as it said this one has already been used, as I have used justanswer before, but i couldnt log in?
Yes i have two emails, one saying ive just answered and the other ive responsed
I will pick up on this again tomorrow
OK this is great if you can help, however do you understand the UK legislation on these levels for residential properties etc, or should I be speaking to a UK specialist?
No sorry, for the purpose of this it needs to be compared against UK - can i find a local expert on this website?
OK those details will be helpful I'm sure, I have also got the completed report that went with those lab figures I gave you - you may be able to get the thresholds off there.
I have tried to upload it but it wont work for some reason?
I do also have the phase 1 desktop study and report of a site walkover, if I havent sent these to you already, I can do it you think it will help.
I have sent the desktop study and site walkover report through
I will receive my report on the soil samples from the lab in the next hour, and the report needs to be with the environmental officer by midday tomorrow (19hrs from now)
Yes I guess so. I understand that you are not going to be able to do a full report like the one I sent to you, but I need to know how my figures stack up against the thresholds etc.
Excellent - and here is the report - straight from the lab
Yes please see attached.
This is helpful too
are you still on the case?
I have inserted my comparison above of your Chemtech Soil Data you received today with the Threshold values that were established in the November 2010 Background Report by Solmek.
Based on those threshold values, all of your new soil report values are well below the threshold for each of the tests. It appears that the two test pits do not have any contamination issues.
Let me know if you have any questions.
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