April 2023 Land Science Newsletter
Featured Video | Warehouse Made Safe Against Contaminant Vapors by Retro-Coat Application
A property developer was preparing a former furniture warehouse in an urban industrial area in Los Angeles, CA for a new tenant. Based on the recommendation of Farallon Consulting, a full-service environmental consulting firm specializing in brownfield redevelopment, the property owner opted to preemptively mitigate vapor intrusion risk by installing Retro-Coat, a passive vapor mitigation system for existing buildings. The installation of Retro-Coat was safe, fast, and efficient due to the application by certified Land Science installer, Pacific Coast Contracting. State and local regulatory bodies were also on-board with this approach, given their familiarity with Retro-Coat as a proven, effective vapor mitigation barrier.
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Client Spotlight | Kathy Lehnus, Senior Geologist, Farallon Consulting, LLC
Kathy Lehnus, a Senior Geologist with Farallon Consulting, LLC, brings depth and an impressive range of experience within the environmental remediation space to her role with the firm. With more than 27 years managing environmental consulting projects, Kathy has excelled in a variety of roles. In her current role, she specializes in projects focused on transactional investigation and regulatory oversight. In addition, she performs characterization-level Phase I Environmental Site Assessments with focused subsurface investigations, including vapor intrusion evaluations, which are designed to provide a wide array of data options within workable budgets and deliverable time frames.
Product Brochure | Retro-Coat
The Retro-Coat Vapor Intrusion Coating System is a complete product line that consists of chemically resistant materials to properly protect existing structures from the threat of vapor intrusion without the need for additional concrete protection. Developed by the Research and Development team at Land Science, the Retro-Coat system has been subjected to rigorous testing procedures to prove its ability to combat the most aggressive chemical vapors. Retro-Coat is proven effective to protect against vapor intrusion from chlorinated solvents and petroleum hydrocarbons.
eBook | 10 Reasons to Consider Retro-Coat to Protect Your Property Investment
Retro-Coat is a chemically resistant coating that can be applied to various surfaces including, concrete, concrete masonary units (CMU), and brick, preventing vapor from passing through cracks and pores in concrete and into occupied spaces. It is resistant to trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), and petroleum hydrocarbons, common contaminants that can often be found beneath building structures. It contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and has a fast curing time which minimizes disruption to ongoing businesses. Download the ebook to learn more.
Project Snapshot | Leading Hotel Chain Moves Forward with Brownfield Site Construction Following Installation of Vapor Barrier System
A leading hotel brand broke ground on a new residential-styled suite hotel in an expanding commercial district in Ohio. The first of its kind in the state, the brownfield site required a safe and effective vapor barrier system to mitigate soil gas vapor contaminants from former industrial activities in the area, including spilled chlorinated solvents and petroleum hydrocarbons. The environmental consultant proposed installing a TerraShield vapor barrier system to eliminate the potential exposure risk of building staff and guests to these vapors. In addition to providing superior chemical resistance, TerraShield does not require taped seams which markedly improves the installation efficiency. The Land Science certified applicator installed TerraShield successfully, maintaining the schedule and allowing the hotel to proceed toward its grand opening.
Product Brochure | TerraShield – Superior Chemical Resistance Over any Vapor Barrier on the Market Today
The Land Science research and development team of scientists have invested years in developing the TerraShield vapor barrier system, which delivers orders of magnitude higher vapor intrusion protection as compared to the leading vapor barrier system. The new, innovative, metalized material and multiple layers of protection are key to the increased performance. The R&D team also improved on the core material, incorporating nitrile, known for its chemical resistance, as a key component. The result is a 100 times more effective protection as compared to existing vapor barriers in recent laboratory tests.
Webinar Now Available | Effective Design and Implementation of Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Systems for New Construction
In this webinar, we were pleased to have special guest speaker Tom Hatton, CEO of Clean Vapor LLC. His presentation discussed successfully designing and implementing Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Systems (VIMS) for new construction. He was joined by Jordan Knight, National Sales Manager for Land Science, who discussed advanced vapor intrusion mitigation system technologies. The free recording is now available.
Upcoming Event | Land Science Vapor Barrier Technologies Featured at TENSOS 2023
Land Science will be in attendance at the upcoming 2023 Environmental Show of the South on May 10th – 12th in Chattanooga, TN, the largest, most comprehensive and diverse environmental education opportunity in Tennessee. Land Science’s suite of leading vapor barrier technologies will be featured in presentations at the event. If you will be attending the event, don’t miss Breakout Session 4.1, featuring Brian Kvam, Principal of Brownfields and Redevelopment at Stantec, who will present A Case Study in Residential Adaptive Reuse. Also make sure to attend Breakout Session 6.4, which will include a presentation on Vapor Intrusion Best Practices, by Jim Fineis, President of Total Vapor Solutions, LLC. To learn more about the conference and the environmental technical program, visit the link below.
Upcoming Event | Request a Meeting at TENSOS 2023!
Land Science National Sales Manager Jordan Knight is a member of the steering committee, and Southeast District Technical Manager, Jason Wilt, will be in attendance at the upcoming 2023 Environmental Show of the South (TENSOS) on May 10th – 12th in Chattanooga, TN. Jordan and Jason are excited to meet with the environmental community to share the latest guidance and developments related to vapor intrusion barrier technologies, implementation, and QA/QC best practices. To request a meeting at the event to discuss a vapor mitigation solution for your site, visit the link below.
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