They’re known by a couple of different names. An environmental study. An environmental enquiry. A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment. A Phase I ESA. Whatever you call it, you might find that it’s difficult to understand exactly what you’re getting.

The good news is that at Nelson Enviro, our team of environmental experts is here to help! We strive to provide our clients with all of the information that they need to make their decisions confidently. We know that if you’re looking for a Phase I ESA that you likely have a decision or two in front of you. It only makes sense to know all of the facts before you choose what to do.

We’re Here For You Every Step of the Way

So what is a Phase I ESA? Well, to put it simply, it’s an environmental enquiry that is done in order to find out the specifics of how a piece of land has been used in the past. If you’re a real estate investor, it’s important to know any secrets that the land in question might be hiding. For example, you’d want to know if that piece of land was used as a gas station or a laundromat, wouldn’t you?

You see, we believe that you deserve to be armed with the facts as you decide whether or not to move forward. A Phase I ESA will highlight any of the underlying land, structure or improvement issues that the land may have. If you’re looking for peace of mind before making a big deal–or any deal at all–you can count on the team at Nelson Enviro to provide you with the help and in-depth analysis that you need to make your decision. It’s as simple as that.

Can An Inspector Do the Same Thing?

Well, to put it simply, our job is similar to that of an inspector. Whereas an inspector will be looking for a specific set of things, we’ll be looking a little deeper. Generally speaking, an inspector will make a visual inspection and highlight any issues that a property might have. We, on the other hand, dig a little bit deeper in order to tell you exactly how that property has been used in the past.

It is incredibly common to bring us on during the process of purchasing commercial real estate because it’s necessary for a potential buyer to know about any liabilities before completing a deal. All parties should have a firm understanding of any risk they may incur beforehand because it will all be for naught once you have purchased the property.

The good news is that that’s exactly what we’re here for. We can get to the bottom of a situation and find the relevant information that you need to move ahead. You deserve to know how your land has been used in the past and it’s our job to help.

What Exactly Will We Be Doing?

The goal of a Phase I as defined by ASTM Standard 1527-13 is to identify “recognized environmental conditions.” We take a look at information from many different resources that are available to us in order to paint a complete picture that ensures that you have all of the facts.

We make use of government databases–both State and Federal–to get you as much information as possible. By attacking the ESA from all angles we are able to get a fuller picture of exactly how your land has been used in the past. One source may have a specific bit of information while another source has the necessary information to fill the picture in more.

The end result is that you have all of your bases covered before you make your final decision on a piece of property.

Give Us a Call Today

Regardless of what your unique needs are, you can count on the team at Nelson Enviro to provide you with a thorough investigation and a full report of everything you need to know in order to make a wise decision.

With over two decades of experience, you can put your trust in us to get the job done the right way the first time around. Contact us today to get the process started.


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