Enviromarc has experienced environmental consultants to effectively complete Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) in Alberta or Stage 1 Preliminary Site Investigation (PSI) in British Columbia in accordance with the Canadian Standards Association.
Having an Environmental Site Assessment completed before purchasing a real estate property can identify soil and groundwater contamination. A historical review and visual inspection are completed to identify potential contaminants of concern. Site assessments can identify contaminants such as asbestos, lead paint, mould, petroleum, heavy metals and other potential substances which may impact the property.
If potential contaminants of concern are identified further testing may be required. Enviromarc has experienced environmental consultants to effectively complete soil sampling and other testing. Services include:
Complete Alberta One Call notification and conduct third party underground facility locates using a 4-way sweep:
Conduct intrusive sampling of soils by advancing forty-two (42) boreholes using a track-mounted solid stem auger drill unit per the methods outlined in the Phase II ESA (CSA, 2002);
Conduct field screening to provide preliminary indications of possible contamination and identify samples for lab analysis in accordance with Phase II ESA (CSA, 2002).
Submit soil samples to AGAT Laboratories Ltd. (AGAT) in Calgary, AB in accordance with CCME Guidance Manual on Sampling, Analysis, and Data Management for Contaminated Sites (CCME, 1993).
Detailed analyses includes:
BTEX (Benzene / Toluene / Ethylbenzene / Xylenes)
Petroleum hydrocarbon (PHC) fractions (F)1 to F4, polyaromatic.
In some cases regulation requires that groundwater wells be installed and monitored to ensure no contamination is occurring off site. Enviromarc can create a Groundwater Monitoring Program to fit your needs. Monitoring can include weekly, monthly, or yearly based on requirements of our clients.
Enviromarc works with our clients to determine the most suitable locations on site to install monitor wells, as well as what type of casing to install. During a Phase II ESA groundwater monitoring wells are installed to ensure that contamination hasnít affected groundwater. If readings are over regulation guidelines, groundwater monitoring will continue at set intervals over a period of time.
Many industries have codes of practices set out by the government that need to be followed in order to be operational. Many of these codes require regular monitoring in which Enviromarc specializes in. Industries such as oil and gas, concrete / asphalt plants, landfills, sawmills and exploration activities generally require air sampling to ensure that dust levels inside the plant are below health and safety guidelines.
Enviromarc can also collect particulate matter from emissions outside of the plant to ensure that pollution levels stay low. Enviromarc can also create a monitoring program to meet your industries code requirements whether it is soil sampling or ground / surface water monitoring. Enviromarc offers competitive services while providing exceptional quality.
Enviromarc can conduct air sampling to ensure harmful emissions are not being released to atmosphere and to ensure that particulate matter in the air is below a hazardous level.
Enviromarc can collect any waste water surface samples, lagoon samples, or groundwater samples required to meet regulations. Enviromarc can also design a groundwater monitoring program should one not exist.
Enviromarc can work with clients to create a reclamation plan and conduct any sampling required prior to submitting final report.
(Section 4, 5, and 7 in Code of Practice for Sawmill Plants, EPEA, 2006).
Enviromarc can collect particulate samples and air samples to ensure emissions and dust levels are below regulations.
Enviromarc can collect surface water from areas of the plant to ensure industrial runoff is within regulations.
(Section 6 in Code of Practice for Concrete Plants, EPEA, 1996).
Asphalt Paving Plants
Enviromarc can collect air and water samples to ensure pollution levels are below required guidelines.
(Section 6 in Code of Practice for Asphalt Paving Plants, EPEA, 2000).
Tanker Truck Washing Facilities
Enviromarc can collect soil and groundwater samples as required by the code to ensure that tank leakage has not occurred.
(Section 6 in Code of Practice for Tanker Truck Washing Facilities, EPEA, September 1996).
Enviromarc can work with the client to implement a groundwater monitoring system while the landfill is open, and collect further soil and groundwater samples upon remediation. Enviromarc can also collect soil, groundwater, surface water, and leachate samplings when required by the client
(Section 8 in Code of Practice for Landfills, EPEA).
Compressor and Pumping Stations and Sweet Processing Plants
Enviromarc can provide air monitoring, groundwater and surface sampling, and soil sampling to meet the air pollution and industrial wastewater / runoff required by the code.
(Section 7-11 in Code of Practice for Compressor and Pumping Stations and Sweet Processing Plants, EPEA, September 1996).
If you are considering renovating your current home or office, consider testing for hazardous materials first. Enviromarc is trained to safely and effectively test materials that may be hazardous to human health when distributed, such as:
Asbestos in building materials
Formaldehyde in insulation
Lead in paint, piping, and concrete
Mercury in thermometers, pressure gauges, switches
Mould in contaminated building materials
Silica in concrete, masonry, and stone
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in fluorescent lights, and electrical equipment
Ozone depleting substances (ODS) in heating a cooling appliances
Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals that was widely used to insulate buildings, piping and structures between from the 1950ís to 1990 due to its non-combustibility and flame-retardant properties. Asbestos was also used as a reinforcing or binding agent in plastic, piping, cement and other construction materials due to its strength and flexibility. Asbestos is a problem when disturbed in a friable (breaks easily) form, becomes airborne, and is inhaled. Asbestos fibres are nearly impossible to see and can cause multiple health concerns. Enviromarc offers competitive pricing and is flexible to work around clients needs.
Enviromarc has trained personnel who specialize in testing for spores and mould removal. Mould is a living dynamic organism and growth will often occur again if it has not been dealt with properly.
Compliance audit helps ensure that facilities and other regulated activities meet the requirements of their approval, registrations, licenses, or the requirement of the legislation.
Inspectors can review and inspect all aspects of any approved or registered facility's operations, or the aspects of a regulated activity under an approval, a license, or the legislation. The review and inspection can include taking samples of soil, groundwater, effluent an air emissions. The inspection focuses on identifying and correcting areas of non-compliance. Non-compliance can be the subject of enforcement action.
In the past few decades, energy conservation measures have led to airtight building construction that can create problems with IAQ. Frequently the ventilation systems are set to minimize the amount of fresh air entering and circulating within the building. This restriction impacts indoor air by allowing a build-up of air contaminants within the building that are not properly removed.
Enviromarc provides testing and consulting services for mould, which can determine the levels of mould, the type of mould, and what measures should be taken to control the mould. Enviromarc also provides remediation services to control and eliminate mould that has been found within buildings.
If you are worried about the quality of air in your home please call us. We formulate a program for completing air quality testing and ensuring the air in your home is not attributing to any health problems.