Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) 

The Phase I ESA involves a review of records, a site inspection, and interviews with owners, occupants, neighbors and local government officials. Sampling and laboratory analysis are not always included in this phase, they should still be conducted by an environmental professional trained in the appropriate standards. The review of government records and interviews may take a lot of time. To ensure a quality assessment, allow sufficient time for the process. Environmental site assessments help buyers/investors and real estate professionals understand the environmental risks of a property which can reduce liability and damages.

 The need for a Phase I environmental site assessment may include: Transfer of a property to a new owner - When a new loan is taken out on the property - Suspected toxic conditions on the property - Changes to the land use permit. There are other scenarios where these ESAs will be necessary.

 If a Phase I ESA identifies potential contamination of the site by hazardous materials, a Phase II ESA maybe conducted. The Phase II ESA includes sampling and laboratory analysis to confirm the presence of hazardous materials. Some of the tests that may be performed include:

 soil and water samples - soil borings - groundwater monitoring -  sampling and analysis (may be appropriate on neighboring properties as well to determine the presence of contamination) - sampling of dry wells, floor drains and catch basins - transformer/capacitor sampling for Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) - geophysical testing for buried tanks and drums - testing of underground storage tanks - radon testing. A Phase II ESA is needed if your building or plot of land sits on a superfund site or has lake or wetland concerns.

Contamination can result from actvities that took place on the site and/or could come from activities at a nearby property. Records and interviews will be the best sources to provide this information. Public records are available regarding the locations of properties that have been classified as contaminated by federal or state regulations. 

  Specialty Services

Infrared Roof Scan - Infrared Electrical Scan - Infrared Mechanical Scan - Drone Service
 Radon Testing - Mold/IAQ Testing - Well Water Testing

Whole Building or Single System and Components

All inspections follow ASTM E2018-15 baseline standards. 
Interviews with current owner/tenants - Repair research/review 
Inspections are tailored to your specifications
​Specialists/Contractors brought in as needed

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​Kerry R. Gage   Vine Grove, KY