Tampa soil remediation

Dishing The Dirt on Soil Remediation Technologies

Whether your property has contamination as a result of an accidental spill, historical industrial activities, or improper disposal of hazardous materials, our Tampa soil remediation team can clean it up. Here’s a look at the tech we use to get you back in business.

When our team evaluates your property, our first step is a site assessment report (SAR). This report will contain our findings and recommendations for any needed remediation. Our goal is site closure, so our geologists and engineers employ the latest technologies to find the most cost-effective strategy to get you into compliance. 

Soil remediation is a crucial part of the environmental remediation services that we offer our clients. It’s an industry term that means “cleaning up the soil.” Our Tampa soil remediation services team uses physical, chemical, and biological treatments to get the soil into regulatory compliance. Let’s take a deep dive, so to speak, into the dirt to see how this remediation tech gets the job done.

Soil Remediation Categories

Remediating contaminated soil involves in-situ (on-site, in-place), ex-situ (on-site, but removed from the ground), and off-site treatment options. These approaches address various contaminants and complex waste issues, often requiring a combination of methods for effective remediation.

  • In-situ methods apply remediation techniques directly to the soil without removal. In-situ remediation typically lowers costs and reduces long-term liabilities associated with off-site disposal.
  • Ex-situ remediation involves careful excavation of the contaminated soil to minimize contamination spread before applying treatment methods. Ex-situ remediation also reduces contaminant levels, lowering disposal costs and enhancing re-use options for the treated soil.
  • Off-site remediation transports waste to an off-site treatment facility that can handle large waste volumes and offer secure disposal.

After performing a site assessment, our SAR will outline our remediation plan using one or more of the above categories. 

Soil Remediation Methods

We treat contaminated soil differently, depending on the chemicals found and the contamination severity. The three main types of treatment methods are biological, chemical, and physical. Each method uses various techniques to deal with different contaminants and environmental conditions. 

Selecting the appropriate treatment entails assessing the soil, identifying the pollutants, and determining the desired outcome. The result is a comprehensive plan to restore soil health through effective cleanup.

Biological Treatment

Also known as bioremediation, biological treatment uses bacteria, fungi, and other living microorganisms to break down soil pollutants. Bioremediation projects generally cost less than other types of remediation, but it can take months or even years to complete.

Chemical Treatment

Chemical treatments, like soil stabilization and oxidation, are critical in converting contaminated soils into non-hazardous ones. Stabilization involves mixing reagents to reduce toxicity and create a dry solid, while oxidation uses chemical reactions to transform contaminants into stable, less toxic compounds.

Physical Treatment

Physical treatments for soil remediation in Tampa include encapsulation, soil washing, and thermal desorption. Our SAR will evaluate your project needs and recommend the most cost-effective treatment methods.

Encapsulation involves covering the contaminant source with materials like concrete, lime, clay caps, or synthetic textiles to prevent the spread of pollutants. This method renders the soil unsuitable for growing, which factors into our decision regarding its suitability. Often, it’s a last resort in remediation. 

Soil washing utilizes surfactants and water to remove contaminants by suspending or dissolving them and separating soil particles by size. 

Thermal desorption (soil vapor extraction) uses heat to increase contaminant volatility, separating the contaminants from the soil. The two-step process involves heating the soil to vaporize contaminants and then either destroying them thermally or collecting them, enhancing the effectiveness of soil remediation.

Your Value Is In Our ExpertiseTampa soil remediation

Creative Environmental Solutions, Inc. stands as Florida’s premier geological, engineering, and environmental remediation services company. With a committed team boasting a collective experience of over 150 years, we bring expertise to each project we undertake. You can trust our Tampa soil remediation experts to use the latest technology and innovative solutions to complete your remediation project.

“Creative Environmental Solutions is a top-notch professional environmental consulting firm with decades of experience in the field and industry. George Foster and his team are personable, timely, and knowledgeable, with a reputation for quality and reliability amongst both private and government sector entities involved in the environmental arena. I would fully recommend that you consider Creative Environmental Solutions for your environmental consulting service needs.” -Adrienne C.

Contact us our soil remediation services company in Tampa to discuss your project. We look forward to working with you.