The soil remediation process
Soil management plans are unique to each property and depend on the layout and size of the yard, lead levels in soil and ground cover. The whole process can take over a year from initial planning to completion. Yards with difficult access take longer to plan and remediate.
Soil remediation involves several steps:
- Planning and Remediation Agreement
- Prepare the Yard
- Soil Removal and Sampling
- Replace Soil with Clean Backfill
- Restore Landscaping
- Homeowner Care for New Landscaping
- Completion Records and Report
How long does the soil remediation process take?
From start to finish soil remediation can take several years to complete. Most of the time is spent planning and scheduling and then wrapping up the reporting and documentation for the project. The onsite work typically only takes a few weeks.
Resident Safety During Remediation
Safety information will be provided to you before the work begins.
Key safety tips are:
Keep kids and pets out of the active work areas.
Help keep dust down!
Store or secure personal belongings.
Watch out for increased traffic.
Keep clear of equipment and materials.
Many people make remediation successful
- Understand the remediation process
- Participate in the work planning and make decisions
- Ask questions
- Communicate directly with Home & Garden
- Complete the work according to the remediation plan
- Ensure the work is done safely
- Identify issues and concerns and bring them to Home & Garden
Home & Garden Team
- Answer questions from the homeowner and contractors
- Plan, Coordinate and schedule the remediation work
- Communicate with homeowners, contractors, Teck & Ministry of Environment
- Monitor contractors and sample the soil
- Keep records, document the work and provide reports
- Responsible party for Soil Management Program under the BC Contaminated Sites Regulation
- Provides technical support and funding for the Soil Management Program
- Hires the Remediation Contractor and Home and Garden Team