Remediation is the process of returning a piece of land or a structure to its baseline condition—or what it would be like if no environmental damage had occurred. Remediation surveyors are trained to assess a given site, then recommend the best practices to rehabilitate the land or structure.
When you have a vacant property that you’re looking to put to good use, you should consider commissioning a remedial survey as you’re getting started. They’re more thorough than a contractor’s estimate, which helps identify more defects before further damage is done. Ultimately, this saves you the cost of expensive repairs. D.G. Smyth & Co., Inc. serves and surveys the state of Texas. If you need a reliable and expert crew to provide remedial surveys for vacancies in Texas, contact us today.
Land remediation focuses mostly on environmental damage—think chemical spills, fires, mudslides, earthquakes and a multitude of other events which could render the land uninhabitable. Unstable or contaminated land is a hazard to its occupants’ health and safety, so it’s wise to have surveyors evaluate potential or existing problems.
Remedial measures happen in two phases. First is the “reclamation phase,” in which the surveyors decide which of the barriers to successful restorations exist on this property. The second phase is the restoration phase, which is designed to restore the ecosystem and structure of the land to its baseline condition.
A good surveyor can be depended on to test site samples, keep detailed records and provide progress reports, identifying pests or risk areas, advising action plans and more. They’ll be experts on land use issues that may affect you, such as pipelines, boundaries and topography. When selecting a surveying company, be sure you select a reputable one who is willing to provide you with as much documentation as you’ll need.
Vacant buildings can come with a whole host of problems lurking beneath their surfaces. Mold, asbestos, rot, dampness, lead and more conditions may range from mildly harmful to hazardous. Before you take on a restoration or renovation project, you’d be wise to have a remedial survey conducted in and around your property.
Dealing with possible problems proactively is the key to making sure your building renovation project goes smoothly. Surveyors can help with a host of services, such as identifying which hazardous materials are present and where, knowing which state, federal and local regulations apply and managing the removal of hazardous material. This is especially important in older buildings, which often have lead pipes, asbestos insulation, lead paint and mercury in multiple locations.
If you need remedial surveys for vacancies in Texas, D.G. Smyth & Co., Inc. is proud to offer over 90 years’ worth of combined experience. Located in Uvalde, TX and serving over 50 Texas counties, we’re happy to offer professional, official and dependable land surveying services to our clients. Contact us today to find out how we can assist with your project. We’d love to set up a consultation to discuss your needs!