Series 18 – Auto-mechanic Shops
This is the eighteenth in a series of light, short and visual talks on taking control of environmental-risk concerns that haunt otherwise lucrative transactions in commercial and industrial properties, and even residences.
Dealing in real-estate-investment risks is a two-value problem: on one side we want to calculate our risks; but then, we calculate a bit too long…and the horses left the barn…ouch!
Auto-mechanic shops, as a general class, we’re not too concerned about, but there have been some that failed our tests, so we like to test them all for possible inflictions on the environment. When we do, we test for chlorinated solvents and, sometimes, lead.
Presenting a well-tested technology of remediation of volatile organic compounds from groundwater.
Remediation is not an absolute term. In the environmental-risk lingo it means the reduction of the intensity of the contamination to such levels that will be accepted by the regulatory authorities.
Time and money are connected and it behooves us to outline time schedules when engaged in the Phase I and II environmental site assessments.