S.W.COLE provided both geoenvironmental and geotechnical engineering services on the then-proposed 146,755 square foot, large retail and grocery store in St. Albans, Vermont. Our work on the project began in 2008, when we were contracted by the project’s civil engineering firm to perform a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) on the property. At the time, the site was unoccupied and only the remnants of a house, a barn and silos, from its former use as a farm, existed on the property.
After completing the ESA, S.W.COLE was retained in 2009 to complete soil sampling and testing as part of a limited Phase II site assessment, to check for the presence of contaminants in the soil and groundwater at the site.
In 2012, S.W.COLE was retained again by the project’s civil engineer to provide geotechnical engineering services at the large retail store site. S.W.COLE’s work included the making of ninety-nine test borings and nineteen test probes, performance of associated laboratory testing and preparation of a geotechnical engineering report. The geotechnical report focused on the excavation and reuse of soils cut from the site as fill to raise grade in other areas of the site.