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Environmental Soil Sampling

Environmental Soil Sampling in Portland

Testing Soil Health and Composition for Properties in Vancouver, Beaverton, Tigard, and the Greater Portland Area

Healthy soil is the lifeblood of any thriving ecosystem. At Environmental Works, we strive to help property owners across Vancouver, Beaverton, Tigard, and the Greater Portland Area understand and improve the health and composition of their soil. Our environmental soil sampling services are all about digging deeper to analyze your soil and spot any signs of contamination.

Soil sampling isn't just for gardeners or farmers; it's a critical tool for anyone looking to build, renovate, or better understand their property's environmental footprint. Whether you're checking for contaminants, evaluating for a construction project, or just trying to grow a lusher lawn, our team of experienced professionals uses cutting-edge technology and methods to provide thorough, accurate soil analysis. Dive into the world below your feet with Environmental Works' soil sampling services.

What Is Environmental Soil Sampling?

Soil sampling is a process that involves collecting and analyzing soil from various locations and depths on a property. This process aims to assess the soil's physical and chemical properties, including its nutrient content, levels of organic matter, pH levels, and potential contaminants. The gathered information provides valuable insights into the soil's health and suitability for various uses, such as gardening, farming, or construction.

The sampling process often involves digging or drilling into the soil to collect samples, which are then sent to a laboratory for detailed analysis. The results from soil sampling can guide landowners in making informed decisions and planning for the future, whether that means they need to amend their soil for better plant growth or assess the environmental safety of their land before a building project. By understanding what's in your soil, you can take steps to improve its health and productivity, contributing to a thriving ecosystem.

Our Portland soil sampling team offers customers free estimates and same-day services whenever possible. Give us a call at (503) 719-6715 today to get started!

Environmental Sampling

Testing Soil, Groundwater, Soil Gas, and Ambient Air for the Presence of Contaminations that may Impact Our Human Health and/or Our Environment

From residential Heating Oil Tanks (HOT) buried next to your homes to Gasoline Stations and Auto Repair Shops, Dry Cleaners, Commercial Facilities, Industrial Facilities and more, Environmental Works (EW) is ready to partner with you to determine if there is Environmental Issue on your property.

Examples of Environmental Issue Causes could include:

  • Leaks from a Buried Heating Oil Tank
  • Leaks from an Above-Ground Heating Oil Tank
  • Drips and Drops of Petroleum Products and Other Chemicals onto the Ground
  • Accidental Spills of Petroleum Products and Other Chemicals onto the Ground
  • Poor Management Practices for Handling Petroleum Products and Other Chemicals
  • And, many more.

The most direct way to determine if there is an Environmental Issue is to collect soil, groundwater, soil gas, and/or ambient air samples in select areas of concern; and have these samples analyzed and quantified by a Certified Laboratory to determine if there are chemicals present in the ground and if they are harmful for our family, friends, co-workers, customers, community, and the environment.

Environmental Works meets and exceeds all Federal, State, Tribal, Local and Community regulatory requirements and industry standards. 

Environmental Works provides sampling services utilizing various sampling methods that will be the most cost effective, least intrusive, and tailored specifically to your property. 

Examples of Sampling Methods could include:

  • Grab Soil Sampling
  • Composite Soil Sampling
  • Grab Groundwater Sampling
  • Low-Flow Groundwater Sampling
  • Subsurface Soil Gas Sampling
  • Ambient Air Soil Gas Sampling
  • Manual Hand-Auger Drilling
  • Manual Direct Push-Probe Drilling
  • Mobilization of Various Types of Drill Rigs (i.e. Geo-Probe, Sonic, Auger, Core Drill) 
  • And, many more.

What Other Environmental Services Can We Help You With?

  • Excavation and Removal of Contaminated Soil and Other Materials
  • Excavation, Hauling, and Proper Disposal of Contaminated Soils and Other Materials
  • Removal and Proper Disposal of Liquid Petroleum Products and Other Chemicals
  • Disposal Permitting
  • Petroleum Product Recycling
  • Metal Recycling

Remedial Options

  • Passive and/or Active Soil Gas Extraction Systems
  • Groundwater Extraction and Disposal
  • Others

Institutional Options

  • Property Deed Restrictions
  • Institutional Controls
  • Best Management Practices
  • Others


Happy Customers in Your Neighborhood

Hear From Our Past Customers

    “Professional & Honest”
    “Sam and Environmental Works did a 5 star job for us. We had a high radon level and they came out and they fixed it in the afternoon. They also saved us thousands of dollars by only doing part of the job they thought they would need to do. We only needed ha”
    - Patty M.
    “Thank You, Joel and Team!”
    “I've been using Environmental Works for years because they're great, and I just discovered something else they do very well--classes to educate homeowners and real estate professionals about the risks and various factors affecting homes when it comes to se”
    - Corey E.
    “Pleasure Doing Business & Highly Recommended”
    “I had the pleasure of working with Dave and others from Environmental Works. Integrity, professionalism, and detail-oriented every step of the way. They were able to work with my budget and time windows, a project completed by the book.”
    - Nick W.
    “Highly Recommend!”
    “Environmental Works is the best company to work with. Everyone is super friendly and they have amazing customer service. They always text or call to give you test results instantly - which is super helpful in real estate transactions.”
    - Nikki D.
    “Very Professional and Flexible!”
    “We were pleased with the way our mitigation system turned out. Our home proved to be somewhat of a challenging one to put in a system in a way that was acceptable to us. The crew worked hard to make it all work out well.”
    - Sheri S.
    “Thank You Again”
    “I'm happy with the service Ework provided and I will definitely be recommending you guys to friends and family! Exceptional service and also, I appreciate you guys for being on time twice! The fair pricing is also what made me become an appreciative custom”
    - Josh B.
    “A New Loyal Customer”
    “Environmental Works performed a sewer scope inspection and a radon test for me and made the process very easy, and at the right price. I received a comprehensive and detailed report for the test and inspection right away. Scheduling was a breeze and everyo”
    - Mark G.
    “Hunter was absolutely amazing to work with! Very professionally handled my unique situation making sure to cover every angle and make sure it was done right and under warranty. Drew did an awesome job with the repair work…got it done right and so fast.”
    - Kyle P.
    “Loved working with Environmental Works! They are professional, easy to work with, and are always on time! Price is very good too! I will definitely recommend them to any homeowner.”
    - Jane B.
Providing Services to
Portland & Beyond

We commonly service some of the following areas:

  • Beaverton
  • Clackamas County
  • Clark County
  • Gresham
  • Hillsboro
  • Lake Oswego
  • Multnomah County
  • Portland
  • Tigard
  • Vancouver
  • Washington County
  • Yamhill County

Soil Testing for All Purposes

We provide environmental soil sampling services for a wide range of purposes, catering to diverse needs and ensuring comprehensive soil health analysis. 

We provide environmental soil sampling services for:

  • Home gardening: From hobbyist gardeners to those looking to grow their own food, we analyze soil for optimal plant growth, checking for nutrient content and pH levels.
  • Agriculture: We test soil for farmers and agricultural businesses to ensure it has the necessary nutrient balance for crop health and productivity.
  • Construction projects: Before embarking on a construction project, we can assess soil's suitability for building, considering factors like composition and stability.
  • Environmental impact studies: We conduct thorough soil tests to evaluate the potential environmental impact of various activities, helping you comply with necessary regulations and safeguard the environment.
  • Contaminant checks: If you suspect your soil might be contaminated, our team can provide a detailed analysis, pinpointing any harmful substances and advising on next steps. 

With each of these services, we aim to help you understand and improve the health and safety of your soil, contributing to a better environment for everyone.

Request an environmental soil test today –call our Portland office at (503) 719-6715 or reach out to Environmental Works online!

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