A national chain of early childhood education centers chose the location of its Washington D.C. project on property known to have soil and groundwater contamination left behind from its former uses. The building designers chose to employ a vapor intrusion mitigation system.
Developers know to do their due diligence on the environmental implications of a site before commissioning a new building, they may overlook one very specific factor that can turn out to be a serious concern. Before selecting a contractor and breaking ground for a new structure, it is important for an environmental professional to [...]
Before selecting a contractor and breaking ground for a new structure, it is important for an environmental professional to conduct a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and, if warranted, a Phase II investigation, which may include testing for the potential of vapor intrusion. DEALING WITH VAPOR INTRUSION Vapor intrusion is the hazardous migration of [...]
Vapor Mitigation Strategies, a local installer of vapor intrusion barrier solutions, recently completed a single-day install of a 4,600-square-foot chemical vapor barrier system in St. Louis. “The previous building was a car service center and when the property was purchased by a bank, the bank decided to tear down and build a new structure [...]
What is the difference between a vapor and a moisture barrier? Vapor barriers are often confused with moisture barriers. In actuality, they are two different types of products with two very different purposes. A moisture barrier is designed to keep water in its liquid form from entering a building enclosure. It keeps water from [...]
The bank elected to have a chemical vapor barrier installed because many former car service centers used fluids and chemicals that may have emitted toxic gasses into the subsurface soil vapor.
The Mistake: Jackie Robb, Prinicpal Feeling as though I needed to know all the answers. I've been in consulting here at Wellington for 25 years and before that for seven years. When I got out of engineering school, I thought, “My clients are going to expect me to know everything about everything." [...]
Vapor Mitigation Strategies’ Director of Technical Strategies and Applications Earns Certified Inspector Credentials
Vapor Mitigation Strategies’ Director of Technical Strategies and Applications Earns Certified Inspector Credentials Wes Robb furthers VMS’ expertise in the field with Land Science Certification St. Louis-based Vapor Mitigation Strategies, a Wellington Environmental company, announces Director of Technical Strategies and Applications Wes Robb is now a Certified Inspector of the [...]
Time With The Boss - Wes and Jackie Robb Industry: environmental consulting Jackie’s Responses What was your first job? Co-op job in the water and soil laboratories at Consol Coal Co. (surface mining operations) in Pinckneyville, Illinois. What was your worst job? Selling coupon books over the phone during a [...]
Vapor Intrusion: What FMs Need to Know Vapor intrusion is the migration of potentially harmful chemical vapors into a dwelling or occupied building from a subsurface source. This migration can lead to an accumulation of chemical-containing vapor. Evidence of toxic vapor intrusion is often found at various sites where [...]