When starting a new development project, you may discover environmental issues with your build site.

If you are building on the same location as a former gas station, factory, or manufacturing plant, you may discover toxins and contaminants that need to be removed from the soil or groundwater before construction can begin.

At Paris Construction, we can identify environmental hazards, test for a range of contaminants, and develop an environmental reclamation plan to help your project move forward smoothly. Our process starts with an environmental site assessment with our trained specialists.

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Environmental Site Assessments

After purchasing a new piece of land for development, it is essential to conduct a thorough environmental assessment on the site. This assessment is not only necessary to obtain basic building permits in most municipalities, but it’s also important to test for the presence of any toxins, contaminants, or other substances that could pose a risk to your project.

At Paris Construction, our in-house team of experts have extensive experience conducting environmental assessments for build sites. Our specialists possess a solid understanding of environmental regulations, testing procedures, and risks on Ontario construction sites.

Environmental Remediation

At Paris Construction, we partner with the team at Green For Life Environmental (GFL) to deliver high-quality waste disposal services for solid waste, liquid waste, and various forms of hazardous waste.

After any contaminants have been identified, we will provide you with a per-ton quote for disposal of your site’s hazardous materials and assist with the environmental remediation. From start to finish, our team will work to ensure the remediation plan fits your budget and allows your project to move forward without major obstacles.

Contaminated Land Testing

Our testing procedure for identifying potential contaminants will include the construction of test pits to collect soil and other samples, sample extraction using the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) method, and verification in trusted partner laboratories, including Green For Life Environmental (GFL).

Below are the most common types of pollution that we will find during environmental site assessments in Ontario:

Heavy Metal Contamination

Heavy metals are dense compounds that often pose risks to people and the natural environment, due to their potential toxicity. Heavy metals found in waste may be the result of industrial processes, mining and milling, fertilizers and pesticides, or wastewater. Here are a few common heavy metals:

  • Arsenic
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Zinc

Hydrocarbon Contamination

Hydrocarbons are organic compounds that are typically types of petroleum-based fuels, although they may also be lubricating oils/greases. Hydrocarbons pose a variety of risks to human and environmental health, depending on the compound in question. They comprise a wide range of gaseous and liquid compounds, including:

  • Crude oil
  • Natural gas
  • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
  • Diesel fuel
  • Kerosene or paraffin
  • And more

Get started with your environmental reclamation project today.