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GOOD DIRT: The Clean Side of Construction

Sharing is Good, But Contaminated Soil is Bad

Clean fill for soil contamination excavation and remediation

Clean fill for soil contamination excavation and remediation

February 1st, 2020

Here’s the scoop. Or the good dirt. If you were expecting to hear the latest Snor-dashian gossip (yes, we made that one up…a GEC original!), you’ll have to look elsewhere. This post is for the civil engineering contractor in their quest to rid the earth of contaminated soils. The following is a short review of best practices in protecting your company as a primary service provider or subcontractor in contaminated soil remediation. Here we will share with you a few precautionary steps we take to ensure that GEC stays on the good side of construction.

First, in reviewing our contracts, construction legal counsel suggest ensuring that our contract includes indemnification clauses or provisions to protect us as the contractor. Lack of such provisions could easily result in litigation and responsibility for any infractions, delays, or cost adjustments. A thorough review for indemnification adds protection in the long run. Provision for indemnification along with adherence to regulations helps us avoid unwanted litigation and liability charges.

Next, as contractors, we are encouraged to comply and track the project process, particularly regarding budget, timeline, legal transfer and disposal treatment, as well as protective clauses. At Green Energy Contracting we develop and implement a strict soil management plan that helps to maintain a safe environment. Our soil management plan always starts with an EPA-compliant environmental site assessment before the excavation. This preliminary procedure confirms the existence of contamination as well as the extent. From there we can strategically and efficiently derive a soil management plan.

Vapor mitigaion for soil contamination excavation and remediation to reduce air contamination and pollution

Vapor mitigaion for soil contamination excavation and remediation to reduce air contamination and pollution

Stock piles of good soil and perimeter fencing for excavation and remediation

Stock piles of good soil and perimeter fencing for excavation and remediation

And finally, we make sure we are safety compliant. One of the largest components of our management plans is adherence to safety regulations and the establishment of site boundaries and proper disposal and remediation. We maintain site boundaries to avoid cross contamination and to minimize possible air pollution. Proper excavation and disposal of contaminated soils is executed using licensed transporters and permitted landfills. When necessary we install vapor mitigation systems to reduce and minimize any possible air pollution; and stock pile clean fill to replace contaminated soil; and fence the contaminated area.

wheel wash system for soil contamination excavation and remediation

Wheel wash system for soil contamination excavation and remediation

Our new portable wheel wash system allows us to keep tires and the underbody of our transport vehicles free from mud and debris. Such systems also help us to adhere to environmental regulations and ensure contaminants are not released onto public roads, saving us time and money from road sweeping.

Contaminated soil excavation and remediation is another of the specialized services Green Energy Contracting provides. The ultimate goal of every soil management plan we provide is to rid a contaminated site of pollutants and restore it with good, clean fill. All while staying on the good side of every partner involved in the site contracts. This is how we protect ourselves, our environment, and our partners.

When you are ready to partner with a civil engineering contractor who knows good dirt, remember Green Energy Contracting.

Green Energy Contracting, LLC
1305 Highway 90 West, Holt, FL 32564.
(850) 537-4043 | GEContracting.com |

Media Contact: Rosanna Mollett; Phillips Capital; (850) 460-2601;

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1305 Highway 90 West
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