Remediation on residential properties - Peebles


Courtesy of Soilutions Ltd

Removal of Contaminated Soils From Residential Gardens & Re-Landscape

Cient: Local Authority, Scottish Borders Council

Challenge: Remove contaminated material from the garden areas of houses built upon a former ash spoli heap & reinstate existing landscaping.

Applied technology: Excavation and removal – backfill with clean material

Remediation criteria: Remove contaminated material to a risk assessed level.

Validation: Ongoing monitoring by Client.

Specific requirement:– Minimum disruption to occupants of houses. Protect surrounding hard landscaping. Complete the works within a seven week period to meet with external constraints.

Soilutions Ltd. managed the downtaking of sheds and greenhouses for reuse, the excavation and removal of contaminated material from the garden areas and full reinstatement of the gardens that were buit upon a former ash spoil heap. Where possible all plants, trees and shrubs were saved for replanting following completion of the replacement works to specifications agreed with individual residents .

The Client was extremely happy with the quality and management of Soilutions activities and with the timing of the project. Residents commented that the inconvenience was less than anticipated and the landscaping had improved and enhanced their properties.

Client recommendation: '...delighted that the works were completed with minimal disruption to home owners, within the programme time and to the agreed budget.'

Occupant recommendations: “…extremely pleased with the works carried out.”

Length of Project:
Consultation: Two weeks
On Site: Seven weeks

Validation and Monitoring: Daily by the Client.

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