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Niagara-on-the-Lake Contaminated Soil Removal and Remediation

Photo of excavator removing contaminated soil in Niagara-on-the-Lake caused by ruptured UST tankEco Demolition is a licensed, certified and insured, contaminated soil removal company offering soil remediation and disposal services and remediation of heavy metal contaminated soil. We provide contaminated soil removal services to residential, industrial and commercial clients in Niagara-on-the-Lake and throughout Southern Ontario and GTA.

Contaminated soil removal and remediation work requires a professional organization in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Eco Demolition's team of trained professionals will asses and provide treatment to our client's specifications. We have special procedures and trained staff that follow strict rules and regulations revolving around these types of jobs. We are fully license and compliant with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) and have a list of licensed remediation facilities near Niagara-on-the-Lake that we deal with.

Restore environment and reclaim contaminated soil

We believe that our environment is precious and seek to improve and preserve it by taking the necessary steps to efficiently complete soil remediation. We discuss and control the contaminated soil removal cost and the time required to complete the project.

Regulations for soil contamination vary based on regions, cities and municipalities. Always consult with your local professional like Eco Demolition before signing or negotiating any deals related to contaminated soil, as well as, with Niagara-on-the-Lake local government website for details on clean-up procedures.


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What Is Contaminated Soil?

Photo of excavated contaminated soil in Niagara-on-the-Lake Soil with a presence of manmade chemicals in the natural soil environment, usually caused by industrial activities, use of agricultural chemicals, or improper waste disposal.
For example, when an underground storage tank (UST) ruptures or leaches waste in soil, or asbestos contaminated soil during demolition.

Common Contaminants are:

  • Metals such as: arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, mercury, lead, selenium, They usually come from industrial and manufacturing activities.
  • Hydrocarbons such as: petroleum(benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene, xylene), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs): coal, gas, wood, garbage. They usually come from gas stations, industrial and commercial areas.
  • Solvents ie. chemicals, usually come from machine shops or dry cleaning places.
  • Pesticides which usually come from industrial and commercial area where they were mixed.

Why you should remove Contaminated Soil on Niagara-on-the-Lake Construction Sites?

Contaminated soil has serious effects on the environment, animals, and humans. Ingesting contaminated soil, breathing volatiles and dust, absorbing through skin or eating food grown in contaminated soil.

We help remove any liability of environmental risk associated with a property in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Often those who are buying real estate, or dealing with banks that require removal of contaminated soil hire us to help them meet their deadlines.

Contaminated Soil Remediation Process in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Soil Analysis in Niagara-on-the-Lake
First step is to test the soil in Niagara-on-the-Lake for contaminants by having a certified local soils engineer conduct a soil sampling to obtain samples from different areas to determine level of contamination PPM (parts per million or mg/L).

Following the complete soil analysis, depending on the level of contamination found, we would work with you and professional organizations in Niagara-on-the-Lake to apply an appropriate treatment.

  • Low soil contamination - treated by: soil washing, evaporation, landfill
  • High soil contamination - treated by: excavation & treatment on site or off site, in-site capping, chemical oxidation
  • Hazardous soil contamination - treated by: thermal oxidizer, secured landfill

After contaminated soil has been identified, we safely remove it from the property and transport it to an authorized landfill for disposal or treatment.

New topsoil is tested, trucked in and distribute throughout the site to replace the old soil.

We sometimes mix contaminated soil with fresh soil to reduce the level of contamination to meet the local government or Niagara-on-the-Lake municipal guidelines for acceptable pollutant levels.

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