Raleigh Development Protected By TerraShield

Project snapshot highlights:

  • Efficiently installed 100,000 square feet of TerraShield, ensuring timely project completion.
  • Provided robust protection against vapor intrusion from contaminants.
  • Contributed to alleviating Raleigh’s housing shortage by enabling safe redevelopment of industrial land.

In Raleigh, NC, a new multi-family development required protection against vapor intrusion risks from nearby industrial contaminants. TerraShield Contaminant Vapor Barrier was chosen for its proven chemical protection. A Land Science certified applicator efficiently installed 100,000 square feet of TerraShield, adhering to quality assurance protocols. This project not only addressed the housing shortage but also ensured long-term safety for residents through effective vapor intrusion mitigation.

North Carolina Residential Community Protected by Nitra-Seal

Project snapshot highlights:

  • Efficient installation of 134,350 square feet of Nitra-Seal despite challenging weather conditions.
  • Successfully met tight construction schedules, saving time and money.
  • Ensured long-term protection from contaminants like TCE, benzene, and metals.

A multi-family residential development in North Carolina, constructed near a former industrial area with TCE, benzene, and metal contamination, required a robust vapor barrier to mitigate vapor intrusion risks. The Nitra-Seal Nitrile Advanced Contaminant Vapor Barrier system was chosen for its chemical protection and cost-effectiveness. Despite heavy rains and a complex installation process, 134,350 square feet of Nitra-Seal were installed on schedule by a Land Science Certified Applicator, ensuring future residents’ safety and compliance with regulatory standards.

Nitra-Seal Enables Brownfield Redevelopment

Project snapshot highlights:

  • Successfully transformed a historic mill site into affordable housing, ensuring occupant safety from vapor intrusion.
  • Demonstrated flexibility in remediation strategies by adapting to specific contaminant concerns.
  • Implemented a comprehensive vapor mitigation approach with Nitra-Seal®, proving efficient and cost-effective.

A historic mill site in Greenville, SC, was successfully redeveloped into a residential complex with 214 affordable housing units. The site had trichloroethene (TCE) contamination, and to protect future residents from vapor intrusion risks, a Nitra-Seal Nitrile-Advanced vapor barrier system was installed. The project involved close coordination between Land Science, an environmental consultant, and a certified applicator to ensure efficient installation and compliance with quality standards. The redevelopment provides much-needed housing while repurposing a former brownfield site sustainably.

May 2024 Land Science Newsletter

Featured Case Study | TerraShield Mitigates Vapor Intrusion on Federally-Funded Public Site

A former industrial site located in Southern California was targeted for redevelopment and chosen to be developed into a federally funded public site.

Case Study Highlights: 

  • Petroleum hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and methane gas in the soil
  • Required effective vapor mitigation solution to move the federally funded project forward
  • The consultant determined TerraShield was the safest and most cost-effective vapor barrier system to install

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Video | Former Los Angeles Furniture Warehouse Transformed by Retro-Coat Application 

A former furniture warehouse located in an urban industrial area near downtown Los Angeles was in the process of improvements to make way for a new tenant. The property developer worked with their client to conduct indoor air quality testing to ensure the updated warehouse would offer future tenants a safe and healthy work environment.

Video Highlights: 

  • VaporSafe testing solution was used to identify elevated levels of PCE contamination.
  • Retro-Coat vapor mitigation solution was recommended to protect against any potential vapor intrusion preemptively.

eBook | 7 Reasons to Hire a Land Science Certified Applicator 

eBook Highlights: 

  • The rigorous training & certification program that Land Science offers for vapor mitigation system applicators
  • Tools and resources needed for successful installation of Land Science vapor barriers
  • How Land Science certified applicators can install systems quickly, saving time and money on construction

Schedule an Appointment | Meet Us at the Battelle Chlorinated Conference

We are pleased to announce that Ryan Miller, Director of Land Science, will be available at the upcoming Battelle Chlorinated Conference to meet with you to learn more about our industry-leading solutions for vapor intrusion.

Ryan Miller, Director of Land Science 

Poster Presentation: Why Overlooking QA/QC is a Risky Mistake for Vapor Barrier Installations

Poster Presentation: The Use of Epoxy Floor Coatings for Effective VI Mitigation and Site Management

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Event | Battelle 2024 Chlorinated Conference

6/2 – 6/6/2024 | Denver, CO

Upcoming Event | Michigan AIPG Conference

6/11 – 6/12/2024 | Roscommon, MI

Upcoming Event | SAME Camp Pendleton Day

6/27/2024 | San Clemente, CA

Upcoming Event | MWCC Environmental Conference

7/21/2024 | Osage Beach, MO

Upcoming Event | Georgia Environmental Conference

8/21 – 8/23/2024 | Jekyll Island, GA

Have a Vapor Intrusion Project? Get Started Today!

To receive a custom vapor intrusion solution, please call 949.481.8118 or visit landsciencetech.com/contact-us. One of our Technical Solutions Managers will review your project details and provide you with a customized vapor intrusion solution designed to achieve your site goals.

March 2024 Land Science Newsletter

Featured Article | Efficient Vapor Barrier Installation Saves Project Timeline 

A recent article published in the Remediation Technology Insider written by Ryan Miller, Director of Land Science, features a new logistics center in New Jersey, situated on a former brownfield site, which aimed to meet the growing demand for warehouse space in the Northeast. However, scheduling delays arose due to the problematic installation of a thin-mil plastic vapor barrier, which prompted the developer to seek an alternative solution for vapor intrusion prevention to protect future occupants and regain control of the project timeline.

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eBook | Key Reasons Developers Select MonoShield for Warehouse Projects 

MonoShield provides excellent quality assurance and quality control measures, superior system durability, and is proven to be chemically resistant against a wide range of contaminants. Download the brochure to learn why MonoShield is the right choice for your site.

Project Snapshot | Retro-Coat Protects Residents at Site of Former NYC Industrial Warehouse 

A former industrial warehouse in the Bronx, now serving as housing for the housing-insecure, faced potential contamination issues from its history and surrounding land use. To address this, developers collaborated with the City to implement Retro-Coat, a long-term solution for vapor intrusion mitigation, ensuring indoor air safety for residents.

Webinar | Navigating Design and Installation Challenges in Vapor Intrusion Mitigation

In this webinar we were pleased to have special guest speaker Matthew Ambrusch, PE, MBA, Associate Principal at Langan. His presentation discussed navigating design and installation challenges in vapor intrusion mitigation. He was joined by Ryan Miller, Director of Land Science.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Common design challenges and solutions in vapor intrusion mitigation systems
  • The effects vapor barrier production rate and construction sequencing have on installation time
  • QA/QC measures to ensure successful vapor barrier installation, including smoke testing and thickness verification
  • Case studies highlighting successful vapor intrusion mitigation projects and lessons learned

Upcoming Events

PA Brownfields Conference

Upcoming Event | Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference

3/25 – 3/27/24 | State College, PA

Clemson Hydrogeology

Upcoming Event | Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium

3/28/2024 | Clemson, SC

NJ Licensed Site Remediation

Upcoming Event | New Jersey Site Remediation Conference

4/3 – 4/4/2024 | New Brunswick, NJ

Georgia Brownfield Association

Upcoming Event | Georgia Brownfield Seminar

4/9/2024 | Atlanta, GA

Colorado Brownfields Conference

Upcoming Event | Colorado Brownfields Conference

5/1/2024 | Arvada, CO

Air & Waste Management Association

Upcoming Event | A&WMA Annual Environmental Technical Conference

5/7/2024 | Lenexa, KS

Environmental Trade Fair & Conference

Upcoming Event | TCEQ Environmental Trade Fair and Conference

5/14 – 5/15/2024 | Austin, TX

Tennessee Environmental Network

Upcoming Event | Tennessee Environmental Network Show of the South

5/15 – 5/17/2024 | Chattanooga, TN

Northeast Waste Management Officals Association

Upcoming Event | Revitalizing New England: Brownfields Summit 2024

5/29 – 5/30/2024 | Portland, ME

Have a Vapor Intrusion Project? Get Started Today!

To receive a custom vapor intrusion solution, please call 949.481.8118 or visit landsciencetech.com/contact-us. One of our Technical Solutions Managers will review your project details and provide you with a customized vapor intrusion solution designed to achieve your site goals.

MonoShield Protects Multi-Acre Tampa Logistics Center

Project snapshot highlights:

  • Swiftly neutralized vapor threats in a Tampa logistics center
  • Met safety and environmental regulatory requirements

A new, expansive logistics center/warehouse building in Tampa, Florida, was the site of a former brownfield where past operations left petroleum hydrocarbons and methane contaminants remaining in soil and groundwater. A cost-effective solution was needed to mitigate the potential vapor intrusion risk from these contaminants. The project team reviewed multiple vapor intrusion mitigation system (VIMS) options, ultimately selecting the MonoShield® Reinforced Metalized Contaminant Vapor Barrier System. MonoShield was viewed as the best available, most cost-efficient technology for the large warehouse considering the site conditions in this fast-moving construction environment. With a foundation approaching a quarter million square feet, and a tight project schedule, MonoShield’s constructability and installation speed separated it from other VI systems considered. Land Science’s technical expertise and support in assisting with the VIMS design were also significant factors in the selection process.

Former Gas Station Developed Into Quick Service Retail

Project snapshot highlights:

  • Former gas station transformed into a quick service retail establishment, demonstrating effective land repurposing
  • Implementation of TerraShield vapor barrier system ensures elimination of potential vapor intrusion risks, safeguarding the health and safety of occupants

In New Jersey, a former gas station was repurposed into a quick service retail store. During decommissioning, petroleum hydrocarbon contaminants were found, posing a vapor intrusion risk. To preemptively address this issue, developers installed TerraShield vapor barrier system. This proactive measure ensures the safety of workers and customers by eliminating the threat of harmful petroleum hydrocarbon vapors infiltrating the retail space, thus facilitating a secure working environment.

Automobile Dealership Grand Re-Opening Moves Foward Following Successful Vapor Mitigation

Project snapshot highlights:

  • Vapor mitigation enables safe expansion near landfill at an auto dealership
  • TerraShield® with TerraVent™ system prevents methane gas intrusion
  • Land Science provides expert design support for employee safety

In southeast Florida, an auto dealership expanded near a landfill, facing methane gas intrusion risks. TerraShield® with TerraVent™ was deployed to mitigate vapor intrusion, supported by Land Science’s expertise. The successful installation ensures compliance, creating a safe environment for employees, and advancing the dealership’s Grand Re-opening.

Vapors Effectively Mitigated at Cold Storage Warehouse Facility

Project snapshot highlights:

  • Successfully mitigated vapors at a cold storage warehouse, ensuring occupant safety
  • Adapted to a mixed soil gas plume, demonstrating flexibility in remediation strategies
  • Implemented a hybrid approach with MonoShield® and Nitra-Seal®, proving cost-competitive and efficient

Tackled vapor intrusion risks at a 220,000 square foot cold storage warehouse in Pennsylvania. Combining chlorinated solvents and petroleum hydrocarbons, soil gas contamination threatened future occupants. Working closely with the client, Land Science devised a hybrid solution utilizing Nitra-Seal for office areas and MonoShield for the freezer section. Despite pandemic challenges, the successful installation of these systems ensured compliance with safety and environmental regulations, securing the warehouse for industrial use.

MonoShield Installed at Industrial Warehouse in San Fernando Valley

Project snapshot highlights:

  • Prevented vapor intrusion in the warehouse, mitigating risks from groundwater contamination
  • Swiftly installed MonoShield, ensuring construction progressed while safeguarding indoor air quality
  • Demonstrated proactive environmental mitigation, securing the warehouse in the face of environmental challenges

A new state-of-the-art industrial warehouse facility was constructed in the San Fernando Valley, an area with a history of industrial-related groundwater contamination. The installation was a proactive measure to protect against potential vapor intrusion from soil and groundwater contaminants. The project faced a tight delivery deadline, necessitating a swift yet reliable installation of the vapor barrier.