Mike Schultz, Principal Engineer with SKA Consulting, L.P. has a 16-year track record of success with SKA, and an environmental remediation career that spans more than 30 years. Schultz continues to be driven by the gratification that comes from seeing first-hand how effective teamwork and environmental technology can work together to provide posittive impacts on our environment. He shares, “As a firm, SKA brings together environmental and regulatory strategies to achieve unique solutions for our clients, and we want to be part of solving problems in a client’s plan for a project.” Learn more in our client spotlight.
Terrashield Chosen for Electrical Substation as Safest Most Cost Effective Vapor Barrier Solution
In Sacramento, CA, Roebbelen Contracting Inc. was engaged by their client to build an electrical substation in the downtown area. Due to extensive industrial use at the site historically, heavy subsurface contamination posed a significant vapor intrusion risk. As a result, the development was in need of an effective vapor mitigation system as part of the construction project. The environmental consultant at the site recommended TerraShield from Land Science. TerraShield offers the highest level of chemical resistance because of its nitrile asphalt latex spray-applied core and metalized film, providing the highest level of protection from contaminant vapors available on the market today.
Superior Chemical Resistance Over Any Vapor Barrier On The Market Today
TerraShield is a significant step forward for vapor intrusion barriers. Employing an innovative dual-metalized film technology in combination with a versatile spray-applied nitrile core, TerraShield provides superior chemical resistance over any existing vapor barrier currently on the market. It is the ideal vapor mitigation solution for residential, industrial, and commercial developments with volatile contaminant impacts that represent significant health hazards and economic liabilities.
Download the eBook to Learn More About Best-In-Class Contaminant Vapor Intrusion Protection
TerraShield is a significant step forward for vapor intrusion barriers. Employing an innovative dual-metalized film technology in combination with a versatile spray-applied nitrile core, TerraShield provides superior chemical resistance over any existing vapor barrier currently on the market. It is the ideal vapor mitigation solution for residential, industrial, and commercial developments with volatile contaminant impacts that represent significant health hazards and economic liabilities. To learn more about the benefits of TerraShield, download the eBook.
Vapor Intrusion Solutions in the News!
The new lineup of vapor intrusion mitigation technologies from Land Science is making waves throughout the environmental industry. The use of nitrile-advanced latex and metalized films is providing the most protection available to the industry. As a result, these cutting edge vapor mitigation tools are creating buzz in the news. A new article by Hieu Nguyen discusses how these new technologies greatly improve safety when applied using vapor barrier installation best practices.
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The Past, Present and Future of Vapor Intrusion Barriers
A former brownfield site in northeastern New Jersey was targeted for redevelopment. The past industrial activities resulted in chlorinated solvent and petroleum hydrocarbon releases into the subsurface, resulting in persistent, low-level soil gas vapors that would need to be addressed in order to move forward with the multi-family residence construction. The engineering consultant recommended installing a vapor mitigation system (VMS) to the development team to ensure safe indoor air for future residents. To keep pace with this fast-moving development project, the team chose Nitra-Seal® which incorporates a spray-applied nitrile-advanced asphalt latex creating an effective seal around the footings and utility penetrations while maintaining installation efficiency.
Nitra-Seal Incorporates a Nitrile-Modified Spray Applied Core for Greater Contamiant Vapor Protection
Nitra-Seal® is a new advanced nitrile composite barrier system. It represents an update/improvement on current vapor barrier systems. An acknowledged weakness in these systems is in the penetration and perimeter termination locations, where spray-applied core material composed of Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) latex/asphalt is used. Nitra-Seal offers a substantial upgrade as it employs a more chemically resistant nitrile latex instead of the more susceptible SBR latex. Nitra-Seal is a composite system creating the ideal blend between constructability and chemical resistance by using both high density polyethylene (HDPE) and nitrile-advanced, spray-applied asphalt core. Learn more and download the product brochure below.
Nitra-Seal employs a chemically resistant nitrile latex. Nitrile is recognized throughout the environmental engineering industry as being chemically resistant and is often used in personal protective equipment when working on hazardous waste sites (e.g. nitrile gloves). Laboratory testing has shown up to 10X higher chemical resistance when compared to any other vapor barrier material on the market. Download the brochure to learn more about Nitra-Seal.
The Science Behind Vapor Barriers Offering the Highest Level of Chemical Resistance
Land Science offers the most advanced technologies designed to mitigate vapor intrusion. The use of nitrile-advanced latex and metalized films are providing the most protection available to the industry. TerraShield, MonoShield, and Nitra-Seal deliver best-in-class results, including a higher level of chemical resistance and superior constructability. Environmental professionals are also now turning to MonoShield, a new preemptive vapor barrier at large warehouses and brownfield redevelopment sites.
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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.