Lynch were recently contacted by a small residential builder working on a site where they were facing escalating costs due to the client informing them late into the project that the soil had been classified as contaminated.
We first requested all of the data that had been taken on site and analysed this in house, it was quickly discovered that the testing was only taken within the top half a meter of the site, meaning that the underlying naturally occurring soils had not been tested. The client was rightly concerned by this and being out of his depth wasn’t sure how to deal with the issues they were facing.
The next step was for Lynch to visit the site where we were able to identify the contaminated areas and then develop a segregation plan to separate the known contaminated soil from the other muckaway that had not been tested. We then carried out our soil analysis test which showed the material to be Inert.
Once all the results of the testing were available and we had worked with receiving facilities on the subsequent acceptance, we utilised our substantial range of grabs and tippers to remove 123 loads from the site.
The correct classification of the soils saved the company £690 per load, and over £70000 on the project in total.