Providing ESAs in Various Locations Throughout California
Nelson Enviro is proud to be the region’s leading provider of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments.
We believe that as a consumer, you deserve to know if a property you’re purchasing is hiding any secrets.
We’ll provide you with everything you need to know in order to proceed with confidence.
Although purchasing land or a property of any size can feel daunting, uncertainty brings a special kind of stress into the mix. What if the land you’re purchasing had been previously used as a gas station? What if the soil contains harmful chemicals that were used decades ago and still linger in the ground?
At Nelson Enviro, we believe that knowledge is the key to peace of mind, no matter what you’re considering purchasing. We’ve been California’s go-to provider of Phase I environmental assessments for more than 20 years and, in that time, we’ve established a reputation of diligence and trustworthiness you won’t find anywhere else.
We’re proud to serve all of the following locations in California:
Learn more about us and each of our services below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to tell us more about what we can do to help you.
Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) are similar to inspections that are performed prior to making an offer on a home. Just as building inspections are designed to provide potential buyers with information about the property’s structural integrity, Phase I ESAs are designed to provide potential buyers with in-depth information about the history and condition of the land itself.
At Nelson Enviro, our Phase I ESAs are extremely thorough. We examine local and government databases, perform on-site inspections, interview occupants and other stakeholding parties, and use many other resources in order to provide our clients with a thorough list of any recognized environmental conditions that could affect the property.
There are some circumstances in which a full Phase I ESA may provide you with more information than necessary. Our Desktop Review service excludes the on-site analysis and provides you with a detailed rundown of everything we can find in databases and other online sources. Desktop Reviews are an excellent choice for clients who already have some information about the land under a property or who are on a tight schedule. If we do find something that needs to be investigated, we can upgrade the service to include a full-scope Phase I ESA.
Nelson Enviro proudly serves a wide range of industries. Some of the most common verticals in need of Phase I ESAs and Desktop Reviews include:
This is one of the most common questions we receive, and the answer depends on the circumstances of your purchase. If you are purchasing or planning to develop commercial real estate, you will likely be required to have a Phase I ESA performed before the deal or project can proceed.
If you are purchasing a property or developing land that does not explicitly require a Phase I ESA as part of the transition, it is still in your interest to know what you’re getting into. Doing your due diligence could qualify you to defend yourself using CERCLA Innocent Landowner Defense, which limits your liability if the land was contaminated or negatively affected by another party prior to your purchase.
At the end of the day, the answer to this question ultimately depends on the answer to another: How much risk are you willing to tolerate?
There’s no set amount of time in which every Phase I ESA can be completed. Every property is different, after all. However, you can trust that the team at Nelson Enviro will always work to have your Phase I ESA completed as soon as possible. In most cases, we can complete them in two to three weeks, depending on our schedule and the extent of the evaluation. If you choose to work with us, you can expect prompt communication and friendly service every step of the way.
You deserve to know if a piece of land you’re considering is hiding any secrets, and we’ll leave no stone unturned as we evaluate it using every tool and resource at our disposal.
Find out why we’ve been California’s first choice for Phase I ESAs for more than 20 years — contact our team to schedule a consultation!