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SOIL REMEDIATION HEALS THE ENVIRONMENT, PROTECTS PUBLIC HEALTH
By Foundation Specialists
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WORLD
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Legaspi Towers 200, 107 Paseo De Roxas
Central Business District, 1226 Makati City, MM
Philippines
Phone (+63-2) 817-6826
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SOIL REMEDIATION

SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT

     Soil RemediationTechnologies

     by Foundation Specialists

Introduction: 

The word Remediation  comes from the Latin REMEDIARE,    “TO HEAL”,           

Pollution, comes from the Latin POLLUTIO  exactly  POLLUTION”, “CONTAMINATION”.

Pollution, contamination of the environment and in particular, for the case in subject,  ground contamination, is a continuous process, and a great part of it is being done by human activities, such as careless dumping of urban refusals, including heavy metals (e.g. cadmium) hospital waste,  raw sewage , indiscriminate dumping by the chemical industry of harmful by-products,  factories’ effluents, dumping of animal waste (e.g. from piggeries} without proper treatment, which produce harmful lechates,  improper disposal of mine tailings, including mercury,  spilling of petroleum products,  among others.

Everybody can easily see the most common kind of pollution of the environment done by indiscriminate and unregulated dumping of urban refusal of any kind, we can also, without effort,  observe the visual effects of water pollution in rivers, lakes and the sea-coast areas, even at the early stages of pollution:  it is instead difficult if not totally improbable to be able to observe in a casual way the damage done to water table/aquifer by the introduction of harmful substances or products into the ground.

The contamination of the water table/aquifer is an insidious type of pollution.

Here the use of the word  “insidious” is neither done by chance or for drama , but to emphasize the fact that contamination of the underground waters has become a worldwide (man-made) calamity because it happens over time, slowly, generally  undetected.

The most common cases of aquifer contamination   are   produced by the combination of indiscriminate  dumping of wastes of any kind or industrial by-products toxic or potentially toxic, with rainwater or surface waters , resulting into the production of toxic lechates percolating into the aquifers.

Generally when the pollution, contamination or poisoning of water table are detected , it is because the damage to the aquifers is already so great that the effects of water contamination have been taking a toll on  public health and the only  available solution is finding alternative sources of fresh water, (with the complication that natural alternative sources of fresh water might not be easily available). 

The “soil remediation” into which Foundation Specialists has poured years of research and development activity, is dealing with isolating  or encapsulating  the polluted soil (or ground in the generic sense) to prevent pollutants and contaminants from leaching into the aquifers.

Foundation Specialists research and development of technologies dealing with “soil remediation” has been continuous, theories and  design have been subjected to field verification and testing all the way, to assure the applicability and adaptability of technologies to varied field conditions to verify the results of the interventions and the consistency of the results obtaining , both on the short and the long term.

In a nut-shell, of the several contaminated soil remediation technologies developed by Foundation Specialists  some are for very special applications, some are of more general application.  Of this last mentioned cathegory,  two of the "contaminated soil remediation technologies" developed by Foundation Specialists, that are most adaptable to large areas in varied soil conditions are basically employing cement-bentonite slurries to  (1)  isolate the sources of pollution by surrounding then all around and under, with the totally impervious medium, forming a membrane, a curtain wall  or a cut-off wall, non-degradable with time, sufficiently plastic to follow soil deformations without cracking  and indefinitely lechate-resistant, (2) encapsulate the sources of pollution by impregnating the whole contaminated material and isolating it permanently from the environment.

The curtain or cut-off has to be also made in such a way to remain indefinitely able to stretch and deform following the settlements and deformations of the surrounding ground, in order to avoid forming cracks that would allow loss of lechates from the contained areas. 

A great advantage of the soil remediation technologies developed by Foundation Specialists is that  they can be used as "environmental site- conditioning", for the preparation of environmentally safe landfill areas or dumping areas, so that instead of being used to remedy damages to the environment, with a little foresight by the public officials and urban planners, these technologies can be employed to prevent damages to the environment, with obvious and enormous benefits to public health and the environment and the economy in general

SOIL REMEDIATION

                                     is a SPECIALTY of
                                   Foundation Specialists
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Foundation Specialists
("FS " for short) is a Multinational Construction Company with Italian participation and management.
Foundation Specialists  [FS ] was formed in the 1970s by merging and consolidating into It two Partnerships with  solid background and successful accomplishments in the Engineering and Management of Large International Infrastructure  Projects.

The two Concerns that were merged to form Foundation Specialists, had, over the years dedicated to develop and manage the planning and  construction of large Underground  Hydropower Schemes, including Pump-Storage Hydropower Plants, in difficult geological and geomorphological conditions. managed through theoretical and field R & D to fine tune field applications of Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics and develop Construction Methods and Technologies applicable to general conditions.

Because of the way it was formed,  Foundation Specialists started “ab initio”  as a leader in its consolidated  fields of expertise, i.e.  large, complex infrastructure projects with important foundation-engineering-related components.  
Foundation Specialists   has continued for the past three decades  to be a successful contractor of large infrastructure projects with sensitive Soil MechanicsFoundation Engineering related component, and a recognized leader in the field of   Foundation Engineering applications, Deep Foundation works , Bridges & Bridge-related Engineering Works, Bridge Retrofitting, Soil Remediation, Large Excavations under the water table, Hydro-Structures and  in the Design-&-Development of Construction Methodologies and Technologies, both "ad hoc" (i.e. for specific project) and for general application.


Foundation Specialists  has been successfully engaged in a multitude of projects in coastal areas, including reclamation areas,  with high seismicity  and difficult soil conditions, bridge construction, ports & harbor works, industrial plants, Telecom outside plants, power generation and power transmissionmass-transit systems, roads & highways, road tunneling and infra development in general, in South-East Asia, Middle East, Africa and Australasia, where FS operates alone or in Joint Venture, Consortium  and Association with other Companies.
Aside from Project-based  J.V., Consortium,  Association, all usually co-terminus with the projects, Foundation Specialists  has permanent Companies and Representative Offices, in Europe: ItalySouthEastAsia: Philippines, Australasia: PNG Papua New GuineaMiddle-East:  Qatar, Dubai  UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Foundation Specialists  Head-Quarters are in the Central Business District of  Makati City, Metro-Manila, Philippines, where, the Philippine company Foundation Specialists, Inc. with  "AAA" PCAB category for general engineering and general building, and Large "B" for the Public Sector  Infrastructure Projects, has been engaging in the construction of large INFRASTRUCTURES [flyovers, bridges, underpasses, overpasses, wharfs & piers, tunnels, roads, mass rail transit systems, hydro power schemes and irrigation schemes], BUILDINGS (residential, commercial, industrial, institutional), INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, MULTI-LEVEL BASEMENTS, projects involving large amounts of FOUNDATION WORKS, for the last three decades.


Pioneering in the field of foundation engineering, Foundation Specialists has introduced technological innovations on foundation methods and technologies, such as large diameter bored piles, barrette piles, diaphragm walls, tie-back anchor systems, slurry walls, grout-plugs, jetgrout, whick drains, tangent/secant/contiguous pile-wall.  multi-stage-injected steel micropiles, soilcement columnscomposite soilcement columns Post-tensioned ground anchors, soil & rock anchors, soil stabilization, soil remediation, pile wallpile testing, among others.


Foundation Specialists
, a well established leader in the construction industry, has been known since inception for targeting and consistently achieving a high degree of Customer satisfaction, early projects' completion, high quality of work standards, sound financial management. FS. deep involvement in R & D, has permitted the development of technological innovations and of proprietary technologies in the field of engineering.



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CONTACT US BY E-MAIL OR PHONE, REGARDING  YOUR
REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTAMINATED SOIL REMEDIATION  OR FOR PREVENTIVE ISOLATION AND CODITIONING OF SITES TO BE USED AS LANDFILL AREAS.  MAKE  FOUNDATION SPECIALISTS YOUR PARTNER IN SOIL REMEDIATION AND LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT.

FOUNDATION SPECIALISTS WORLD [headquarters address]:
Legaspi Towers 200, 107 Paseo De Roxas
Central Business District, 1226 Makati City, MM
Philippines
Phone (+63-2) 817-6826
Website:
http://foundation-specialists.com
Contact: info@foundationspecialistsinc.com

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SOIL REMEDIATION  is a specialty of Foundation Specialists [FS ]. Years of research and development have been dedicated by Foundation Specialists to study , develop and field-test soil remediation technologies, adaptable to the most common, widespread and insidious types of soil pollution cases.

The word "insidious" has not been used casually here, in fact the types of pollution targeted by the SOIL REMEDIATION technologies of Foundation Specialists , are among the  most dangerous and in need of soil remediation because  most often undetected or underestimated : we are talking here of those types of pollution that produce poisonous lechates and contaminants prone to percolate undetected into the water tables or aquifers and contaminate the very sources of drinking water.

The Soil Remediation technologies developed by Foundation Specialists  are several and of different nature, for applicatiion to various specific types of soil contamination.  Two of the "contaminated soil remediation technologies" developed by Foundation Specialists, that are most adaptable to large areas in varied soil conditions are basically employing cement-bentonite slurries to  (1)  isolate the sources of pollution by surrounding then all around and under, with the totally impervious medium, forming a membrane, a curtain wall  or a cut-off wall, non-degradable with time, sufficiently plastic to follow soil deformations without cracking  and indefinitely lechate-resistant, (2) encapsulate the sources of pollution by impregnating the whole contaminated material and isolating it permanently from the environment.

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