Determining whether there is an acid sulfate soils risk on your site is relatively simple, but should only be undertaken by specialists with a proven track record. From preliminary advice and review of the potential risk area maps through to implementation of sampling, analysis, management, and disposal, we really are here to help. If acid sulfate soils are found on your site our specialists can prepare acid sulfate management plans, detailing the procedures to follow during excavation, treatment, and disposal.
What are Acid Sulfate Soils?
Acid sulfate soils are the common name given to naturally occurring soil and sediment containing iron sulfides. When these natural occurring sulfides are disturbed and exposed to air, oxidation occurs and sulfuric acid is ultimately produced. The presence of acid sulfate soils may impact sub-surface assets such as foundations, footings or lead to contamination of our waterways.