When constructing on or near an old landfill, it is paramount to consider factors such as ground stability, potential environmental contamination, as well as any special requirements for structural engineering, ventilation, and drainage.
EESI’s EPA–accredited auditors and consultants understand the unique and complex considerations that come with building on top of or near a former/ active landfill, and provide in–depth landfill consulting and auditing services to ensure your project is completed safely and in compliance with all relevant regulations.
Geotechnical analysis must be conducted to test the soil for any contaminants and ensure any buildings are built securely. Buildings may need to be designed to be resilient to the landfill’s unique conditions, such as subsidence, soil liquefaction, and other geological hazards.
Additionally, special ventilation systems may be necessary to prevent hazardous gases from the landfill entering the building, and special drainage systems may be installed to avoid water from accumulating on the surface of the landfill and keep the building from flooding.
Whatever your objective, our team of industry–leading EPA accredited auditors and diversely experienced senior consultants, with decades of experience in waste and landfills, bring deep foundational knowledge and a fresh perspective to every project.