Environmental

Phase I & Phase II Site Assessments

Great Lakes’ staff of environmental professionals and technicians can provide comprehensive Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, assisting real estate professionals, financial institutions, and property owners through the due diligence process to determine potential environmental liabilities associated with real property acquisition, disposition and ownership.

We’ll give your property a clean bill of health to set your mind at ease through the purchase process.

Phase I

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments are a common requirement today for most commercial real estate transactions.

The property will be inspected by our experienced Environmental Inspector to guidelines specified by the current ASTM E1527, and a thorough mile radius survey is compiled from state and federal historical data of properties with underground storage tanks/wells, or hazardous  chemicals.

The actual sampling of soil, air, groundwater and/or building materials is typically not conducted during a Phase I ESA. The Phase I ESA is generally considered the first step in the process of environmental due diligence.

Phase II

If a site is considered contaminated, a Phase II environmental site assessment is recommended, ASTM E1903, a more detailed investigation involving chemical analysis for hazardous substances and/or petroleum hydrocarbons.

We have the extensive experience investigating sites impacted by petroleum, hazardous materials, solid and hazardous waste, and have analyzed a broad spectrum of organic and inorganic contamination in all environmental media (i.e. soil, groundwater, surface water, sediments and air).