POINT PLEASANT, N.J.
- April 1, 2014
-- During a" Oil Tank Sweep" in Point Pleasant, N.J. a propery walkthru inspection was completed for a local builder. I t was noted during the inspection that theire where visible sighns of illegal disposal and dumping. Numerous paint cans were found along with dead animals that were possibly poisioned. The purchaser has plans to build a few single family homes on the property without proper soil and ground water testing. The buyer of the new homes may be purchasing a home with chemical vapor intrusion sampling propblems.The buyer and family may become sick from breathing chemicals that have entered the basement or crawl space.. Stained soil, construction debris and improper discarded paint and solvent containers could indicate a contaimation issue. The builder appeared no to be concerned that he could be involved in future expensive litigation. Environmental Systems recomends that all new home inspections also include a " Environmental Inspection" consiting of soil and ground water sampling. Many purchasers do not understand the impact of chemical exposure. Contaimated Indoor Air Quality may be odorless and that dream home amy quickly become a house of horror causing health issues including respiratory problems and asthma. You children are especially at risk from chemical exposure. Observing the dead racoon carcass near the abaondoned paint cans made me think twice about this situation. This propert was not a twenty acre parcel it was a 60' x 100' vacant lot. In some cases the property or home buyer does not realize that a gas station, a neghbors heating oil tank or strip mall with a dry cleaners can imapct a home 1000-1500 feet away. Environmental Systems can provide a cost effective environmetal inspection that would include soil and ground water sampling. Knowing soil contamination levels can identify potential problems. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection recomends that buyers of property perfrom proper "Due Dligence " prior to purchase.
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