Soil gas is defined as the vapors located in the air spaces between soil particles. Contaminants present in soil or groundwater could produce vapors that may move through the spaces between soil particles and enter buildings through openings or cracks in the foundation in a process called “vapor intrusion”. If Vapor Intrusion is identified at a site, measures can be taken to stop the contaminants from entering the building via sealing cracks in the foundation, covering sumps, adjusting the building heating system, and/or installing a ventilation system under the basement floor (Sub Slab Depressurization System).
If contaminants are found to present in soil gas beneath a structure, or if there are others reasons to believe that indoor air has been impacted by OHM, indoor air sampling can be conducted to measure potential human exposure over various time frames.
“IES has provided the Town of Ipswich with professional environmental services associated with releases of oil and hazardous materials at our DPW facility. IES responded quickly to these releases and solved these problems according to DEP regulations and within budget.”
Department of Public Works, Town of Ipswich, MA
“Cura Emergency Services has worked with a number of Licensed Site Professionals with varying degrees of success, but we have always had positive experiences with IES. IES consistently works on behalf of the responsible party to achieve compliance in a reasonable, well documented, and financially responsible manner. In emergency response situations, trust in your partners is key, and we have faith that IES will deliver for our clients and represent our company in a professional and thoughtful manner.”
Director of Operations, Cura Emergency Services
“The Town recommends you and your firm, unequivocally, as a ‘world class’ environmental consultant. Not only do you have the qualifications, technical expertise and project management skills but have professionally performed to the best interests of your client consistent with state and local requirements.”
Assistant Town Administrator, Town of Burlington, MA
“IES has assisted the First Ipswich Bank in evaluating complicated environmental issues surrounding real estate acquisitions in very timely and cost-effective fashion. I look forward to conducting business with IES in the future. Thanks for all your help!”
Vice President, First Ipswich Bank
“In 2010, IES assisted Sports Oil Corporation in finding an end point for one of our former service stations. After having other firms work on this difficult case for many years, IES’s simple and logical solution was very much appreciated. Sports Oil Corporation is grateful for IES’s professional assistance.”
President, Sports Oil Corporation
I have worked with IES for several years and they are truly exceptional. They are very focused on the customer experience and have helped me with some last-minute rushes to ensure no issues with closings. Kerry and her team are a pleasure to communicate with and I highly recommend using them.
Salem Five Bank
“I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that it has been a pleasure to work with you and your staff. There was much apprehension in the community when we began removing municipal underground storage tanks. Many officials were alarmed by the time and expense this project would require. I found your genuine desire to expeditiously complete the project in a cost-effective manner refreshing. It has been my experience that most consultants view municipal government as a perpetual and unlimited source of funding. I never felt that way working with IES. I welcome your candor and your drive to complete the task at hand. I would gladly consider your firm should we develop a need for similar services in the future.”
Environmental Engineer, Town of Burlington, MA
I have had the pleasure of working with the IES team extensively over the past decade. They are professional, timely, friendly and pay extraordinary attention to detail. IES is my go-to resource for any level of environmental reporting from a simple Records Search to remediating complex contaminated properties. Their knowledge of environmental regulations and law is all encompassing. They are always able answer any question or recommend a pertinent course of action. You will not be disappointed if you chose to work with IES!
Granite State Development Corp.
IES, has been a pleasure to work with over the years I’ve been in lending! They are responsive, helpful, and always willing to go above and beyond in their explanations regarding the risks they assign. What is the most important to me, as a lender, is that they are on time with their reports and fair with their work and expectations.
East Boston Savings Bank
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