There are instances, after a petroleum release has occurred that there is a requirement to perform a investigation. When those releases, or spills, occur inside a basement this work is done with the use of a core drill (the one photographed is manufactured by Hilti). Tri-State Environmental technicians hand advance borings through the floor which can be 4" thick reinforced concrete or a skim coat of concrete over a dirt floor which is frequently the condition in older homes. A photoionization detector (commonly known as a PID in the industry) is used to field screen inside the boring which is testing the head space area for volatile compounds. Readings are documented, a site sketch is created. Results are provided to the governing agency, most frequently the NYS DEC so the need for further investigation and/or remediation can be determined.
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