ASBESTOS

Talon/LPE has completed numerous Air Quality assessments and asbestos air monitoring projects. From dust sampling at medical facilities to OSHA personnel monitoring during asbestos abatement projects, Talon/LPE is your source for Air Quality professional services.

PIER DRILLING

 

Our Pier Drill is a SPIRADRILL 3330-C that was manufactured in 1986, but rebuilt in 2011. It has a  90’ kelly bar (3-stage x 30-foot) and can go as far as 85 feet below ground surface. Tooling includes:

 

Augers: 18", 24", 30", 36", 48"

Core Barrels: 24", 48"

Belling Tools: (Diam – Bell) 18" – 54”,  24" – 72”, 28" – 84”, 32" – 96”, 40" – 120”

We also have various spreader bars and teeth to expand diameters.

STORMWATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN

Preparing and maintaining a SWPPP can be a challenging and time-consuming task. Talon/LPE’s staff of environmental professionals have years of experience preparing SWPPP’s for clients in a diverse range of industries in a number of states. Our team can assist you with all phases involved with the preparation and maintenance of a SWPPP, including: testing services, inspections, reports and regulatory filings, and the preparation of customized training programs for your facility. Furthermore, suggested erosion control can also be suggested. Options may include hay bales, berms and silt fencing. 

EROSION CONTROL

SWPPP often use hay bales, berms and silt fencing to prevent run off. Silt fencing provides a barrier on a construction site that allows for run off water to avoid infiltrating clean water systems. Ultimately, this allows for silt and sediment to remain separate, while still allowing water to pass through. Talon/LPE’s experience and knowledge of silt fencing placement and installation is crucial to how effective it is. Poorly installed and maintained silt fence does not perform accurately and will ultimately result in water runoff.

UST REMOVAL

Groundwater is the principal source of drinking water for over half of the population of the United States. And one of the primary threats to the purity of groundwater comes from leaks in the over 500,000 underground storage tanks (UST) scattered across the country, many of which are holding petroleum and other hazardous substances. Many land owners are aware of the existence of USTs on their property, but not really sure if they are in compliance with both state regulatory agencies and EPA guidelines aimed at preventing leaks & spills which could contaminate groundwater. Determining your compliance status is the first-step in deciding if you need to consider underground storage tank removal. Once a decision has been reached to dig up and permanently remove an underground storage tank, it is vital to be aware that both the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state entities such as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) have very strict regulations on precisely how this eradication must be performed.

GEOTECHNICAL DRILLING

When it is critical to know what the soil structure looks like down below, a geotechnical boring is the appropriate method. This method requires digging a bore hole with as little soil disturbance as possible. With geotechnical borings, the choice of sampling method is critical to getting samples that are as undisturbed as possible. That means the soil samples are as representative of the level where they are taken as possible. This kind of boring helps engineers and geologists know about the soil bearing pressure, the active soil load, the location of the groundwater table, and the characteristics of each layer of soil. This kind of sampling is often done on building sites and places where finding groundwater depth is critical. Common sampling methods for gaining geotechnical borings include long split-spoon or piston samplers.

DEMO CONTRACTING

From ground level buildings to 10-story structures, Talon/LPE can demolish any type of construction. Safety and efficiency is what we are strong in when it comes to demolition projects.

SAFETY TRAINING SERVICES

Our ES&H training professionals specialize in customized training programs to meet industry specific curriculum needs. Custom tailored OSHA, EPA and DOT training can be created based on your company’s requirements. Talon/LPE’s Environmental Safety & Health training program prepares your employees to recognize and resolve safety, health and environmental issues in the workplace. We concentrate on practical, easy to understand hands-on training using up-to-date and relevant course materials. 

HYDRO EXCAVATION

Hydro Excavation uses high pressure water to locate underground lines or utilities by removing soil in a highly efficient manner. Not only is this technique cost effective, but it elminiates a lot of safety risks that could often be associated with excavating soil.