I was updating our case studies today and found a fascinating job we did on a gas holder and tar tank. The initial scope was to excavate contaminated soils in the rear garden of a residential property. The first scrape of soil revealed a concrete surface, beneath it was this
Weeks later and following a site inspection by the client, material testing etc. we started extracting the tar. That’s when the true extent of the issue became apparent, the tar tank was inside a former gas holder base, and both extended beneath the residential property. Wow! The builder obviously thought that a concrete slab was perfect for putting the foundations on.
I was almost as impressed with the remediation as I am with the homeowner staying in the house for the duration.
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